“We Didn’t Start the Fire It Was Always Burning” – 10 Facts About Billy Joel’s Hit Song

Calling Billy Joel a national treasure will be an understatement. The Piano Man has been making music for over five decades now and has won numerous awards over the years, for his services to the music industry. There are many songs and albums that people admire Billy for, but none of his work is as acclaimed and revered as the song, “We didn’t start the fire.” There is a lot more to the song that you think you know; in this article, we will share 10 of the lesser known facts about it:

Grammy Award for Record of the Year

You might remember that the song was a #1 hit in the United States towards the end of the year 1989 and that it also was a massive success across the globe, but did you know that it also won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year?


Source: billboard.com

This award is given every year to a song that is technically superior to all the other songs released in the year and is the most deserving of critical recognition, regardless of its chart rank or sales.