Leave a Tender Moment Alone

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"Leave a Tender Moment Alone"
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Single by Billy Joel
from the album An Innocent Man
B-side"This Night"
Songwriter(s)Billy Joel
Producer(s)Phil Ramone
Billy Joel singles chronology
"The Longest Time"
"Leave a Tender Moment Alone"
"This Night"

"Leave a Tender Moment Alone" is a song performed by Billy Joel and the fifth single from his album An Innocent Man. Toots Thielemans makes a guest appearance on harmonica.

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, and, along with the title track, was the second single not to have a video made for it.

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
Australian Singles Chart 76
Canadian Singles Chart[2] 58
French Singles Chart[3] 66
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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 127.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-23. Retrieved 2011-07-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "InfoDisc : Bilan des Ventes par Artiste". Archived from the original on 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2011-08-10.

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