An Innocent Man (song)
|"An Innocent Man"|
|Single by Billy Joel|
|from the album An Innocent Man|
|B-side||"I'll Cry Instead" (live)|
|Genre||Pop rock, soft rock, blue-eyed soul|
|Billy Joel singles chronology|
The song, whose musical style is an homage to Ben E. King and The Drifters, reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the third consecutive top 10 single from the album. It also spent one week at #1 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart.
Joel was quoted in a 1997 interview describing the high notes he sang during the song: "I had a suspicion that was going to be the last time I was going to be able to hit those notes, so why not go out in a blaze of glory? That was the end of Billy's high note."
No music video was made for this song.
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||23|
|Canadian Singles Chart||16|
|Irish Singles Chart||3|
|New Zealand Singles Chart||24|
|UK Singles Chart||8|
|US Billboard Hot 100||10|
|US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks||1|
|Year-end chart (1984)||Rank|
|US Top Pop Singles (Billboard)||72|
|UK||Silver||April 1, 1984||200,000|
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