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How Many Of The References In "We Didn't Start The Fire" Can You Remember?

There are a LOT of them!

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"We Didn't Start The Fire," Billy Joel's 1989 song, is iconic — in part because of its rapid-fire list of people, places, and world events.

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It has the kind of lyrics you think you know...but when you actually try to sing along, it turns out to be way harder than you expected.

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So, let's find out exactly how many you can remember in five minutes!

Want to see the entire list? Here ya go:

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Or read them here.

Annnnd just in case you want to get that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day:

View this video on YouTube

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