Song Info
Released December 14, 2010 for Rock Band
Billy Joel: The Hits Rock Band Edition
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Genre: Classic Rock
Album: The Hits (1989)

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Full Band
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Really Simple but Varied and Fun Gigakoops
I guess this was an okay way to end the pack. Most of the song switches between strumming chord patterns that move in a leisurely rate and some guitar riffs of varying speeds of notes. Most of the song revolves around ever-so-changing guitar riffs of eighth notes, keeping things very varied, if a bit simple.

It's not bad for beginner players, and I wasn't nearly as bored as I was with a lot of the other Billy Joel songs.

In fact, I'd actually only suggest the following if you're a guitarist:

- Captain Jack
- Piano Man (just for the choruses though)
- The Entertainer
- You May Be Right
- We Didn't Start the Fire
06.16.13 9:18am 0 Replies | Reply +1 Relevance
Prepare to loose your breath. Person-Man
'We didn't Start the Fire' Is a fast paced, vocal work out. For Starters if your like me who like to actually sing the song and not hum in the mic (xsivforce), then you will have a challenge memorizing these lyrics if your just now learning of this song.

The song is the mostly one medium pitch the hole time except during the "We didn't Start the Fire" chorus where is rises up to a slightly difficult high note that is hard to transfer to after playing a low pitch for about a minuet or two.

If you are a beginner vocalist and your gonna tackle this song let me advice you to take a deep breath and keep an oxygen tank close by your gonna need it. The song has little to almost no brakes for you to regain your breath witch can lead you to some trouble during the chorus and cause you a phrase or two.

All in all its a GREAT GREAT song and no matter if you are a fan of Billy Joel or not get the song its fun on every instrument especially vocals and will challenge you

Wrap Up: Fast and quick, Fun vocal workout (Not to be used as a warm up song), Challenging G.S, Breathing work out.

I rate this song a 9.99/10 for rest time
04.19.11 1:51pm 1 Replies | Reply +1 Relevance
Personally, I find this to be one of Billy Joel's most chaotic-sounding songs. However, in terms of actual difficulty, it was very, very tame.

Let's start off with the intro with your very own...


But seriously, it's mainly just a bit of movement around your drum kit. Nothing too difficult, considering the little gaps in between tiny drum rolls and lack of a bass pedal. It's a nice little distraction; I liked it.

From there on, it's your average bread and butter drums. However, it does move moderately fast and throw in random toms from time to time, so there is still the challenge of focusing enough to make sure you don't accidentally hit the hi-hat when you were supposed to hit three blue toms and a crash cymbal.

All in all, this is a pretty average chart. The intro is a bit fun, but most of the song is straightforward. Thankfully, the speed of the song and the random toms and cymbals can keep you on the alert, but if you're looking for something a bit more adrenaline-igniting (it's a pun, okay?), then you might want to steer clear of this one.
09.16.13 7:30pm 0 Replies | Reply 0 Relevance
Great + lively keyboard part FlamingClaw
This is a classic song that everyone should know. For playability on Pro Keys, the main riff is fun for those learning to play as it is easy to pick up as well as being instantly recognisable, however the song does have a few more challenging sections which will keep the interest of the more advanced keys players.
03.13.11 7:24pm 0 Replies | Reply 0 Relevance
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