80s Song of the Day: We Didn’t Start the Fire by Billy Joel

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning


We Didn’t Start the Fire by Billy Joel was released on September 27, 1989, with House of Blue Light as the B side. A single from the album Storm Front, it includes references to more than 100 headline events from 1949, the year of Joel’s birth, to 1989 when the song was recorded.

The song reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. It was a No. 2 hit in Canada and Australia.

Watch the music video for the song.



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