Lunchtime Quiz: Elton vs Billy

by Sandy Wood

Billy Joel and Elton John were born and raised on different sides of the Atlantic, but have had eerily similar careers. Both broke onto the scene around 1970 as piano balladeers, and both became huge stars after expanding their sound for rock radio.

Can you identify which of these clips of hit songs are Billy's, and which belong to Elton? Good luck!

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Billy Joel
Elton John
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Billy Joel
Elton John
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SONG CLIP 16 OF 18: CLICK YELLOW ARROW TO PLAY:

Billy Joel
Elton John
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SONG CLIP 15 OF 18: CLICK YELLOW ARROW TO PLAY:

Billy Joel
Elton John
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SONG CLIP 14 OF 18: CLICK YELLOW ARROW TO PLAY:

Billy Joel
Elton John
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SONG CLIP 13 OF 18: CLICK YELLOW ARROW TO PLAY:

Billy Joel
Elton John
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SONG CLIP 12 OF 18: CLICK YELLOW ARROW TO PLAY:

Billy Joel
Elton John
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SONG CLIP 11 OF 18: CLICK YELLOW ARROW TO PLAY:

Billy Joel
Elton John
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SONG CLIP 10 OF 18: CLICK YELLOW ARROW TO PLAY:

Billy Joel
Elton John
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SONG CLIP 9 OF 18: CLICK YELLOW ARROW TO PLAY:

Billy Joel
Elton John
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Billy Joel
Elton John
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Billy Joel
Elton John
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Billy Joel
Elton John
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Billy Joel
Elton John
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Billy Joel
Elton John
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Billy Joel
Elton John
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Billy Joel
Elton John
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Billy Joel
Elton John