She’s Always a Woman

For song 29:365 I’m posting my performance of one of my favourite songs of all time, Billy Joel’s She’s Always A Woman. First released in 1977 as a double A-side with Just the Way You Are. Fyfe Dangerfield, lead singer of the band The Guillemots, recorded a version of the song in 2010 for a John Lewis advertising campaign, and his version reached #7 in the UK charts. Billy’s recording was rereleased around the same time and reached #29. A travesty, if you ask me!

I’ve seen Billy Joel perform this song live many times and it’s always one of the highlights of the concert with cigarette lighters (or, more recently, phones…) held high as the crowd sings every word in unison.

I hope you enjoy my version. As ever, there’s more Billy Joel on the site, and if it’s your first time here you can find out why I’m posting a song every day here.