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"Goodnight Saigon" is a song written by Billy Joel, originally appearing on his 1982 album The Nylon Curtain. It is one of the most well-known songs about the Vietnam War. It depicts the situation and attitude of United States Marines beginning with their military training on Parris Island and then into typical aspects of Vietnam combat.

Unlike most of his early works, 'Goodnight Saigon' is not a piano-dominated song, instead relying on a gentle guitar strumming pattern, which Joel himself… read more

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  • Avatar for rushil19
    What a music......the intro vocals, the melody and rhythm and the chorus. Billy Joel has so many hits. Of course the meaning behind the lyrics.
  • Avatar for steamboat58
    Adios Saigon..................
  • Avatar for shep_shepherd
    Apparently, the men singing with Billy on this track were all Vietnam veterans. Such a powerful and sad song.
  • Avatar for wolfy76484
    this song bring tears to my eyes. being english i only met conscientous objector when i was working in london during vietnam. but the passion and the words brings to life what the american soldiers may have felt
  • Avatar for withinTwilight
    very important masterpiece.
  • Avatar for nick_honest
    excellent
  • Avatar for steamboat58
    Powerful song
  • Avatar for uncleharpoon
    Captures the feeling I get when talking to our Vietnam Vetrans. Proud but sad.
  • Avatar for RaiderKman
    Great song, but from The Nylon Curtain, not Piano Man.
  • Avatar for smolemon
    excellent song, surprising changes in tone. love it.

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