Storm Front (album)

Storm Front is the eleventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, released on October 17, 1989. It was Joel's third album to reach No. 1 in the U.S. and features "We Didn't Start the Fire", a fast-paced song that cataloged a list of historical events, trends, and cultural icons from 1949 (when Joel was born) until 1989, which was Joel's third Billboard No. 1 hit.

Storm Front
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 17, 1989
StudioThe Hit Factory Times Square Studio, New York City
Right Track Recording, New York City
The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The Power Station, New York City
ProducerBilly Joel, Mick Jones
Billy Joel chronology
Storm Front
River of Dreams
Singles from Storm Front
  1. "We Didn't Start the Fire"
    Released: September 27, 1989
  2. "Leningrad"
    Released: 1989
  3. "I Go to Extremes"
    Released: 1989
  4. "The Downeaster 'Alexa'"
    Released: April 1990
  5. "That's Not Her Style"
    Released: 1990
  6. "And So It Goes"
    Released: 1990
  7. "Shameless"
    Released: 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Deseret News(Positive)[2]
The Los Angeles Times[3]
The New York Times(Positive)[4]
People(Not favorable)[5]
Rolling Stone[6]
The Village VoiceB[7]

"I Go to Extremes", a song describing the ups and downs of his emotional life, placed at No. 6. Other songs that placed in the top 100 were "And So It Goes" (No. 37), "The Downeaster 'Alexa'" (No. 57), and "That's Not Her Style" (No. 77). The album was also nominated for five Grammy Awards.[8] The album's cover depicts the maritime storm warning flag indicating wind forces 10–12, the highest intensity on the Beaufort scale. Joel has stated in recent Sirius XM segments, that he was inspired by Peter Gabriel's 1986 track "Slegdehammer", as an inspiration for the "Driving Rhythm Section", when he was writing the title track.

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