Sometimes A Fantasy (as made famous by Billy Joel)

“Sometimes a Fantasy” is a song by Billy Joel released as the last single from his album Glass Houses. The single peaked at #36 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The song starts with Joel dialing a number on a telephone (which he is depicted doing on the single cover). The lyrics are about a sexually frustrated man who tries to convince his significant other to have phone sex. He explains that he is lonely since they are far away from each other (which is implied by the fact that his phone call is “long distance”).

The video starts with Joel in bed, dialing a woman’s number. She then picks up the phone and the music starts playing. While on the phone, Joel sings the song’s lyrics to her throughout the video. Then, in the end, it turns out the entire call was just a fantasy, and no one picked up.

Billy Joel – vocals, piano and synthesizers
Dave Brown – electric guitar
Richie Cannata – organ
Liberty DiVitto – drums and percussion
Russell Javors – electric guitar
Doug Stegmeyer – bass guitar