She's Got a Way

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For the Bryan Adams single of the same name, see She's Got a Way (Bryan Adams song).
"She's Got a Way (Live)"
Single by Billy Joel
from the album Songs in the Attic
B-side "The Ballad of Billy the Kid"
Released 1982
Format 7"
Recorded June 1980
Paradise Club, Boston, MA
Genre Soft rock
Length 3:10
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Billy Joel
Producer(s) Phil Ramone
Billy Joel singles chronology
"Say Goodbye to Hollywood"
"She's Got a Way"

"She's Got a Way" is a song by American singer-songwriter Billy Joel, originally released on his first solo album, Cold Spring Harbor (1971). It was also featured as a single from the 1981 live album Songs in the Attic, peaking at number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in early 1982.[1]

In a 1981 interview, Joel expressed mixed feelings about the song: " . . . I thought it was cornball for years. I had trouble singing it at first. Then I got into it and decided everybody has a corny side, I suppose".[2]

Chart positions[edit]

The 1981 recording's chart positions:

Charts Peak
Canadian Singles Chart[3] 46
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 23
U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary 4

Cover versions[edit]

  • Merrilee Rush recorded a femme version, "He’s Got a Way", for Scepter Records in 1971.
  • Bernadette Peters covered the song on her 1996 album I'll Be Your Baby Tonight.
  • Michael Sweet covered this song on 2007's Touched.
  • Phil Keaggy covered the song on 2007's Acoustic Café.


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications)
  2. ^ Mary Campbell, Associated Press (1981). "Billy Joel Records Early Songs". Retrieved 2010-02-19. 
  3. ^

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