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  • 3 April 2013, 9:32

Reworked nostalgic song is an online hit

A reworked Billy Joel song which reminisces about popular culture and events in the 1970s and 1980s is going viral online.

It transforms Joel's 'We Didn't Start the Fire' into 'We Didn't Own an iPad' and is striking a chord with those of a certain age.

YouTube user hunkygraham1 sparks nostalgia with lyrics such as: "Goonies, Crankies, Filofax and Yuppies, Lockerbie, You and Me, John Lennon shot dead."

The song also references Mr Men, Dirty Den, Teletext, Pacman and Walkman before changing the chorus to "We didn't own an iPad, never heard of texting only teletexting".

"Top video - the 70's and 80's were truly the best of times for those growing up then," posted YouTube viewer shanghaikiwi100.