Billy Joel on Taylor Swift, “She’s Like This Generation’s Beatles”

‘Piano Man’ legend Billy Joel has compared Taylor Swift to The Beatles and insisted the ‘Shake It Off’ hitmaker is this generation’s version of the Fab Four. Even though the 73-year-old musician said while he doesn’t listen to much pop music nowadays, his kids keep him up to date and they love hearing contemporary stars referencing the ‘Piano Man’ legend.

When asked for his opinion on current artists, he told USA Today: “Adele is a phenomenal singer, kind of a (Barbara) Streisand throwback. Taylor (Swift) is also a very talented girl and she’s productive and keeps coming up with great concepts and songs and she’s huge.” He added: “You have to give her high marks. She knows music and she knows how to write. She’s like that generation’s Beatles.”

Billy Joel added: “My kids listen to pop music – I really don’t too much – and I’ll be in the car with them when they make me turn (the radio) on and I might hear a reference to me. Della came home from school one day and said, ‘Daddy, everybody knows who you are!’.”

Also Read: MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) to All Too Well (Taylor’s Version): Best Music Videos of 2021

Joel shared that despite the younger generation knowing who he is, as a child he never listened to “his parents’ music”. He said: “When I was a kid, my generation didn’t take to my parents’ music. They liked classical but also Sinatra and probably Perry Como and those kinds of singers. We kind of left them in the past and moved on to the new stuff, the Elvis generation and the Beatles generation and disco and the ’80s.”

“We weren’t a back-looking generation and there are a lot of younger people now looking backwards and they like their parents’ music, which is a strange phenomenon. I look out (in the crowd) and see so many young people. I’m grateful for it, especially because they make more noise. It’s a great mix.”

Meanwhile, you can listen to the songs by Billy Joel by clicking here. To read more news on Taylor Swift, click here.

Also Read: Director Adam McKay Talks About Ariana Grande’s Hilarious Improv in Don’t Look Up

Follow us on Instagram & Facebook to keep yourself updated with the latest news and reviews.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Rapper Gunna Beats The Weeknd, Tops the Billboard Chart

It looks like people are loving Rapper Gunna's music more recently than The Weeknd's!

Rolling Stone 10 Highest Paid Musicians List: Bruce Springsteen Tops the List

The Rolling Stone 10 Highest Paid Musicians List is out for 2021. Check out who made it to the top.

Dawn FM Album: Fans React With Hilarious Memes to the Weeknd’s Latest Album

Fans share hilarious memes as they react to the Weeknd's latest album, Dawn FM.

Next Story