• Billy Idol is a famous singer
  • He has been around for years
  • Learn more about his best songs here

Billy Idol songs began to infiltrate the American music scene in the 1980s in what is now referred to as the "Second British Invasion". Born November 30, 1955, Billy began his musical career in the UK as a guitarist for the punk rock band Chelsea and later formed his own band, Generation X. 

After Generation X went their separate ways, Billy Idol made his way to New York in 1981 and quickly rose to fame following the release of his studio album, Billy Idol

Billy Idol Songs

Billy Idol performing in 1985

Billy Idol's songs quickly became staples in the early days of MTV with videos for singles like "Dancing with Myself" and "White Wedding". Other early Billy Idol hits that have stood the test of time include:

  • "Mony Mony" (1981)
  • "Rebel Yell" (1983)
  • "Eyes Without a Face" (1983)
  • "To Be a Lover" (1987)
  • "Cradle of Love" (1991)
  • "Shock to the System" (1993)

Billy Idol Today

Billy Idol continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the music industry today, and after spending a majority of the late 1990s off the radar, he came back stronger than ever with his 2005 album Devil's Playground

Billy Idol and China Chow attend 2019 GQ Men Of The Year

His most recent albums, Kings and Queens of the Underground released in 2014 and The Cage released in 2022, and the now 68-year-old is still as active as ever before. When he's not performing, Idol spends his time working on causes dear to his heart, like his "Billy Never Idles" campaign in New York City to cut back on unnecessary idling automobile pollution. 

With his catchy tunes and a good heart, Billy Idol will be a legend in the rock genre for years to come. We wish the idol of rock a very happy birthday, and while it's hard to pick just one Billy Idol song, which one is your favorite? 

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