1979: ‘52nd Street’ by Billy Joel





Billy Joel’s first #1 album, “52nd Street,” finds the piano man incorporating jazz influences to develop a new swing sound. Featured on the album is the hit song “My Life,” which would become the theme music for a TV show called “Bosom Buddies,” starring Tom Hanks. Produced by Phil Ramone, the album won both Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance at the Grammy Awards.