"Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)"
The first of the many characters we meet on The Stranger is Anthony, a Long Island grocery-store worker with dreams of making it big. "At the time I just pictured some lady yelling out of a house, 'Anthony! Anthony!'" Joel said. "I was thinking about a kid who's been living at home and getting a lot of pressure from his family to go his own way. He isn't buying into the whole upward mobility thing." That sort of resistance to societal pressures was a theme that Joel would hit again and again. The single reached Number 17 on the Hot 100 and has remained a key part of his live show for the past four decades. Its fame only grew when it became the title of his 2002 Broadway show.