8 U2 vs. 121 Billy Joel

A little housekeeping first. I was originally going to post a bunch in two days every week like I did last week, but it’s probably more enjoyable for myself and everyone else to try to do a couple of matchups five or six days a week. So, that’s what I’m going for. Now on to the show.

U2 has been one of the most enduring rock acts in history. They’ve been together for more than 30 years, they’ve remained extremely popular, and their lead singer is not just a rock star but also a major figure in world politics.

Billy Joel has endured for even longer than U2. The Piano Man had Top 40 hits in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Despite retiring from making new pop music after 1993, he continues to pack stadiums. He also married one of my high school classmates, which is just strange.


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  1. #1 by Phil Farmer on March 27, 2011 - 9:19 am

    I smell a rat.

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