It is very difficult to be a Classic Hits station. You have to constantly balance playing great songs while not burning them out. We thought we would put a few songs in a poll and see if any of them were getting burned. We also ask you "What would you do with wedding cash?" The answers may surprise you.
In radio, these songs are called 'burned.' It's a way of saying that the songs sold millions of copies, millions of people loved the song, but now they have just plain grown tired of it. We asked you which songs you were 'burned' on in our recent poll.
Here's what you told us:
Billy Joel has long taken an interest in educating younger generations of musicians. This runs from his acclaimed Evening of Questions and Answers and a Little Bit of Music series to today’s news that he has given a piano to the music department of Stony Brook University on his native Long Island.
Billy Joel says that, in recent years, he has battled depression. Depression doesn't care how famous you are or how much money you make and a great many people have problems with what Winston Churchill called 'The Black Dog.'
I can identify with Joel as I have battled depression a great deal of my adult life. Here's Billy Joel's story.
By the time Billy Joel entered the studio for his 12th album, 'River of Dreams,' he had sold millions of records, toured the world, won Grammy Awards and had a wife and family. By all appearances, he seemed happy, fulfilled and poised for another two decades of success. Behind the scenes, however, he was struggling.
One thing about being famous, when you don't go out and give a ton of interviews, people start making stuff up about you. there's not a star out there who hasn't been the subject of the rumor mill, and Billy Joel is no exception. Joel recently had an interview with The New York Times and he addressed those rumors.