Fall Out Boy Update Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ With Events From 1989 to 2023

    Fall Out Boy have offered an updated take on Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’, which famously covers historic events from 1949 to 1989. Fall Out Boy’s cover references moments from 1989 to the present, although unlike the original, the lyrics are not exactly chronological. For example: “Oklahoma City bomb/ Kurt Cobain/ Pokémon.” Check out a lyric video for the track below.

    “I thought about this song a lot when I was younger,” Pete Wentz wrote on Twitter. “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.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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