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Billy Joel

BOTCHES 'WE DIDN'T START THE FIRE'

'One of My Worst Songs Ever'

3/14/2014 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Billy Joel HATES "We Didn't Start the Fire" ... at least he sure made it seem that way during a concert in Toronto, when he screwed up the lyrics and then RIPPED the song apart. 

The Piano Man was performing at the Air Canada Centre on March 9 when he tripped up over the lyrics right around the time he was supposed to sing about Rosenberg's H-Bomb.

That's when he stopped the band dead in their tracks ... and went off -- saying, "All you gotta do is f**k up one word in that song and it's a train wreck."

On the video, unearthed by RollingStone.com, Joel continued to gripe, "It's the same thing verse after verse ... Just the words change. It's one of the worst melodies I ever wrote." 

JFK ain't the only one blown away ...

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Jah36    

Harvey Levin is a homo.

162 days ago
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nick    

lol did u guys just find that out u always said it in interviews it was his worse 1 he ever wrote should of called me i could of told u that

162 days ago
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nick    

did u guys just find that out he always said it was his worse song he ever wrote not new news never mind breaking news lol

162 days ago
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The Zombie    

That's my favorite Billy Joel song. Good stuff. And it proves not everybody lip syncs these days.

162 days ago
5.

Sherms    

Regardless, Billy, you are absolutely amazing. Hope to see you in concert soon!

162 days ago
6.

Kelly    

He's blaming the song itself because he effed up?

162 days ago
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Detroit_Allie    

He didn't play this song when he was in detroit 2/15. People were so mad...I don't understand why.

162 days ago
8.

FiendVinny    

Why bother playing it then... ahahha

162 days ago
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Jenna5960    

He was being entertaining and funny after making a small mistake. I like him. He's a cool guy.

162 days ago
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Chris    

This story ends with "JFK ain't the only one blown away". Does anyone, stupid or not, have a clue what that means here?

162 days ago
11.

greatneck    

Yoa!! Billy!!! Meet you at the US Blues, Old Roslyn latter.... Blow us away, line them up, bartender.....Shes Always a Women to meeee....

162 days ago
12.

SoManyIdiots    

No, "Uptown Girl", or whatever it was called, made me want to smash my radio every time it came on.

162 days ago
13.

Brent    

Great concert, funny screw up, lots of lesser known songs....for real fans...I just wish the snippets of songs he's play from Canadian artists were the whole song!

162 days ago
14.

namers    

I'd be more concerned if he forgot the words to Piano Man.

162 days ago
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Sili'LilSkoolgrl    

I would be embarrassed to know all of the lyrics to this song.

162 days ago
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