All for Leyna

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"All for Leyna"
Single by Billy Joel
from the album Glass Houses
B-side "Sometimes a Fantasy"
Released January 23, 1980
Format 7"
Recorded 1979
Genre Rock
Length 4:15
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Billy Joel
Producer(s) Phil Ramone
Billy Joel singles chronology
"Until the Night"
"All for Leyna"
"You May Be Right"

"All for Leyna" is a song by Billy Joel from the 1980 album Glass Houses. "All for Leyna" was released as a single in the United Kingdom, where it reached #40 on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

The lyrics tell the story of the protagonist who meets a girl named Leyna, and, after a one-night stand, becomes obsessed with her. A performance music video was made featuring Joel and his band in the studio. The video prominently features Joel playing a Yamaha CP-80 electric grand piano and an Oberheim OB-X synthesizer.


The video version differs from the album version.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
Spanish Singles Chart 16
UK Singles Chart[2] 40


  1. ^ "Billy Joel biography". 1949-05-09. Retrieved 2016-10-16. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 284. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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