The Night Is Still Young (Billy Joel song)

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"The Night Is Still Young"
Single by Billy Joel
from the album Greatest Hits - Volume I and II
Released 1985
Format 7" Record
Recorded 1985
Genre Rock
Length 5:27 (album version)
4:08 (single version)
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Billy Joel
Producer(s) Phil Ramone
Billy Joel singles chronology
"You're Only Human (Second Wind)"
"The Night Is Still Young"
"Modern Woman"

"The Night Is Still Young" is a single by rock singer Billy Joel released as a new song from his greatest hits album Greatest Hits - Volume I and II. It is the second new song from the album, the first one being "You're Only Human (Second Wind)", which peaked at #9 on the US charts. "The Night Is Still Young" single peaked lower at #34. This song is featured on Disc 2 (1978–1985) of the album.

The video for the song features mainly the story of a man who has gone on a business trip leaving his wife behind. This correlates with the song's lyrics, which speak of a man whose priorities are shifting away from his musical career and towards marriage and family.


Chart (1985) Peak
Australian Singles Chart 82
Canadian Singles Chart[1] 48
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 34
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 13

A live version of the song appears on Billy's 12 Gardens CD set.