Billy Joel got comfortable on the couch on The Late Show Monday night (Jan. 9), chilling out for three segments and patiently watching as host Stephen Colbert performed a medley of his favorite tunes by the Piano Man, then offering Colbert his best Tony Bennett impersonation, telling a great Bruce Springsteen story, ranking his favorite compositions and capping it all off by performing "Miami 2017" at Colbert's request.
First up was Colbert's attempt to prove his deep Billy Joel knowledge with a rapid-fire medley of greatest hits. "Wow, Billy Joel, I don't know how to explain to you what an important thing this is for me to have you on the show," Colbert said. "I can sing every single one of your hits, like, from beginning to end without pause." And, just to prove it, Colbert busted out a medley including "Piano Man," "New York State of Mind," "I Love You Just The Way You Are," "Movin' Out," "Only the Good Die Young" and so many more.