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Billy Joel - Everybody Loves You Now - Cold Spring Harbor (1971)
Being a Long Island boy, I’m biased heavily toward Billy Joel. No matter what music you normally like, if you’re a Long Islander, you likely have at least one Billy Joel song and know all the words to one of his songs for an in-traffic sing-a-long. But it’s not just Long Island, though. Show me one person that doesn’t like the sound of Billy Joel, and I’ll show you a half-million that love his music, or at least that won’t turn it off it comes on.
Billy Joel’s first album was appropriately named after the Long Island town of Cold Spring Harbor. His trademark combination of jazz, ragtime, classical and rock music is present all through the album, but most of all in the LI name-dropping track “Everybody Loves You Now.” You can’t help but move to his music and sing along if you know the tune. In his early years, and still today, Billy Joel has songwriting capabilities to rival Paul McCartney in his prime.