This Night (Billy Joel song)

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"This Night"
Single by Billy Joel
from the album An Innocent Man
A-side "Leave a Tender Moment Alone" (U.S.)
B-side "I'll Cry Instead" (live)
Released 1984
Format 7"
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:19
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Billy Joel, Ludwig van Beethoven
Producer(s) Phil Ramone
Billy Joel singles chronology
"Leave a Tender Moment Alone"
(1984)
"This Night"
(1984)
"Keeping the Faith"
(1984)

"This Night" is a song by Billy Joel and the fifth single from his album An Innocent Man.

The basis of the song's chorus uses the second movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Pathétique Sonata. Beethoven is credited as one of the song's writers on the sleeve of the album as "L.V. Beethoven".

The song, released as a single only in the UK and Japan, reached #78 on the UK Singles Chart chart and #88 on the Japanese Oricon Singles Chart. Joel has said in interviews that "This Night" was written about his brief relationship with supermodel Elle Macpherson, whom he dated just prior to second wife Christie Brinkley.

In the United States, "This Night" was the B-side of "Leave a Tender Moment Alone".

Track listing[edit]

7" single[edit]

  1. "This Night"
  2. "I'll Cry Instead" (live)

Japanese 7" single / CBS 07SP 722[edit]

  1. "This Night"
  2. "Careless talk"

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
Belgian Singles Chart (Flanders)[1] 21
Japan Oricon Singles Chart 88
UK Singles Chart 78

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Billy Joel - This Night". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 

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