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Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Top Citi/Shea Concerts #3- Billy Joel Closes Out Shea

December 8th, 2012 at 10:05 AM
By Steve Popoloski

Just in time for the holiday season, Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns as our gift to you. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of topics related to the New York Mets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdowns with the number seven and work all the way to number one. This week's Seven in Seven list is a jammer, as we will break down the greatest concerts at both Shea Stadium and Citi Field of all time. We continue our countdown with Billy Joel's two nights at Shea Stadium in July of 2008.

3. Billy Joel

'billy joel at shea stadium' photo (c) 2008, Josh Rothman - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Concert Stats: Halfway through the 2008 MLB season, Shea Stadium's last in existence, Billy Joel played two monumental concerts on July 16 and 18.

Analysis: It was a legendary string of performances, as Joel brought in numerous music idols including Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, John Mayer, Sir Paul McCartney, Roger Daltrey, Steven Tyler, John Mellencamp and Don Henley to help him perform covers of some of the biggest hits of all time.

Setlist (From the DVD Live at Shea Stadium)

1."Prelude/Angry Young Man"
 2."My Life"
 3."Summer, Highland Falls"
 4."Everybody Loves You Now"
 5."Zanzibar"
 6."New York State of Mind (with Tony Bennett)
 7."Allentown"
 8."The Ballad of Billy the Kid"
 9."She's Always A Woman"
 10."Goodnight Saigon"
 11."Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)"
 12."Shameless (with Garth Brooks)"
 13."This is the Time" (with John Mayer)
 14."Keeping the Faith"
 15."Captain Jack"
 16."Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)"
 17."The River of Dreams/A Hard Day's Night"
 18."We Didn't Start the Fire"
 19."You May Be Right"
 20."Scenes From an Italian Restaurant"
 21."Only the Good Die Young"
 22."I Saw Her Standing There" (with Sir Paul McCartney)
 23."Take Me Out to the Ballgame"
 24."Piano Man"
 25."Let It Be" (with Sir Paul McCartney)

Check back tomorrow as we continue our Mets 101 Seven in Seven Concert Series!

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