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Fall Out Boy release updated version of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start The Fire”


Fall Out Boy have shared an updated version of Billy Joel’s classic hit, “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” Joel’s version mentioned events that took place from 1949 through 1989; Fall Out Boy picked up where Joel left off, starting with 1989 through 2023. However, Fall Out Boy did not run through the timeline in chronological order, like Joel’s version does.

Fall Out Boy said of the updated song: “I thought about this song a lot when I was younger. All these important people and events- some that disappeared into the sands of time- others that changed the world forever. So much has happened in the span of the last 34 years- we felt like a little system update might be fun. Hope you like our take on it…”

In celebration of the release, the band has dropped a limited edition 7-inch vinyl version of the track that includes an etching on side B. The vinyl, limited to $5,000 copies, can be purchased at the band’s webstore.

To stream, Fall Out Boy’s version of “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” head here.

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