A Matter of Trust

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This article is about the Billy Joel song. For the independent film, see Matter of Trust.
"A Matter of Trust"
Single by Billy Joel
from the album The Bridge
B-side Getting Closer
Released 1986
Format 7", CD single
Recorded 1985
Genre Rock
Length 4:08
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Billy Joel
Producer(s) Phil Ramone
Billy Joel singles chronology
"Modern Woman"
"A Matter of Trust"
"This Is the Time"

"A Matter of Trust" is a song performed by Billy Joel released as the second single from his album The Bridge.

The song was the second top 10 single from the album, after the album's previous single "Modern Woman." The song's music video features Joel performing in a building in New York City's Greenwich Village and also shows various people in the city who eventually look through the building's windows to see Joel perform. His then-wife Christie Brinkley appears in the video holding their baby daughter, Alexa. The song differs from most Joel songs in that is based around an electric guitar sound rather than a piano, the latter being Joel's main instrument.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 3
Canadian Singles Chart[1] 15
New Zealand Singles Chart 48
Polish Singles Chart[2] 3
South African Singles Chart[3] 3
UK Singles Chart 52
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 10
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 17
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 14


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