Leave a Tender Moment Alone

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"Leave a Tender Moment Alone"
Single by Billy Joel
from the album An Innocent Man
B-side "This Night"
Released 1984
Format 7", CD single
Genre Pop rock, soft rock
Length 3:56
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Billy Joel
Producer(s) Phil Ramone
Billy Joel singles chronology
"The Longest Time"
(1984)
"Leave a Tender Moment Alone"
(1984)
"This Night"
(1984)

"Leave a Tender Moment Alone" is a song performed by Billy Joel and the fifth single from his album An Innocent Man. The special guest musician, Toots Thielemans, plays harmonica.

Paying homage to soul music from the mid-1950s and the early-1960s, this song was reminiscent of the softer side of R&B from groups like Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. The song reached only number 27 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts and spent two weeks at number one on the Adult Contemporary chart.[1] "Leave a Tender Moment Alone" was the only single from the album released there not to reach the top 20 of the chart.

Track listing[edit]

7" single[edit]

  1. "Leave a Tender Moment Alone"
  2. "This Night" (US B-side)
  3. "Goodnight Saigon" (UK B-side)

A 'special souvenir 5 track 12inch' vinyl was also available.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart 76
Canadian Singles Chart[2] 58
Irish Singles Chart 16
New Zealand Singles Chart 21
UK Singles Chart 29
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 27
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 1

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