Legend has it that Billy Joel first wrote this Movin’ OUt (Anthony’s song) as a soft ballad. The melody was inspired by a tune he had stuck in his head.
When he performed it for his band in the studio, they let him know instantly where he got the tune from – it was identical to Neil Sadaka’s “Laughter In The Rain.” Slightly embarrassed and yet determined, Joel changed it the song to the more rocking tune we know today.
In the song, you’ll here the sound of a car peeling out. According to Billy Joel That was his bass players car. It was a’60s-era Corvette. Apparently, He took a tape machine in the car and hung the microphone out the rear end, and then started burning rubber, screeching away from his house.