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Gavin DeGrawBIGGEST HIT: "I Don't Want to Be"
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Gavin DeGraw
BIGGEST HIT: "I Don't Want to Be" (No. 10, 2004)
JOEL-LIKE: He's a piano-playing singer-songwriter, who often played in New York piano bars when he was starting out. His albums mix ballads with more rock-oriented songs.
ON JOEL: "The draw of him is that he makes everything so relatable," DeGraw told Radio.com. "He's one of the greatest of the 20th century. Really. And if he puts another album out, he'll be one of the greatest of the 21st century."(Credit: AP)

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Musicians inspired by Billy Joel

Though he hasn't released any new pop music in 20 years, Billy Joel remains a force in pop culture. Of course there are countless musicians who have taken inspiration from The Piano Man. Here's a look at some recent ones. -- GLENN GAMBOA