Longest Time Song Analyse

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For my essay I have chosen the song Longest Time written and performed by Billy Joel. This song was released as a single in 1984. It reached 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. This song is in the genre of doo-wop. There are only two musical instruments in this song a bass guitar and a snare drum that is being played with brushes so it produces a sort of shake sound. The song itself is in the key of E-flat Major and is in the binary form. It is in the time signature of 2/4 or Cut-time. The Longest Time is filled with a great amount of chords and is extremely harmonic. This song also uses small amounts of dissonance. This song is homophonic with an accompanying bass through out the entirety of it. It was sung by only one person, Billy Joel. He recorded

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