PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Drew Gasparini, Alex Brightman, Andrew Kober, F. Michael Haynie Pick Songs for a New Year

By Michael Gioia
01 Jan 2014

Andrew Kober: "2000 Years" (Billy Joel). New Year's is just as much about looking back as it is about looking forward, and this song manages to do both. From the opening piano riff, Billy Joel takes us through the history of humanity all the way up to today. "Time is relentless, only true love perseveres." You're damn right, Billy. It also doesn't hurt that I'll be spending my New Year's Eve with my wife at the Billy Joel concert in Brooklyn.