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9 May 2018, 10:53
Every now and then, you get a song which not only makes you tap your feet, but gives you a history lesson at the same time.
Billy Joel's 1989 track 'We Didn't Start the Fire' did just that. The song uses 100 rapid-fire headline events between 1949, the year of his birth, and the year it was released.
It's one of those songs where you can remember the odd word here and there and enthusiastically sing along, but you end up mumbling the other bits.
So, let's see how well Billy's history lesson worked on your all these years. Try our quiz below!