This Is the Time (song)
|"This Is the Time"|
|Single by Billy Joel|
|from the album The Bridge|
|B-side||"Code of Silence"|
|Format||7", CD single|
|Billy Joel singles chronology|
- Billy Joel – piano, synthesizers, vocals
- Liberty DeVitto – drums, percussion
- Doug Stegmeyer – bass guitar
- David Brown – guitars
- Russell Javors – guitars
- Rob Mounsey – orchestration
|Australian Singles Chart||73|
|Canadian Singles Chart||26|
|Italian Singles Chart||33|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||18|
|U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary||1|
|U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||32|
In pop culture
The song was featured on the NBA VHS NBA Superstars, in a segment showcasing Hall of Fame players from the 1950s to the 1970s. It was also played during Larry Bird's retirement ceremony at the Boston Garden in 1993, this time honoring past players of the Boston Celtics.
"This Is the Time" is the title of a 2014 season 2 episode of The Carrie Diaries in which Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) attends her senior prom. Joel's song is referenced by character Donna LaDonna (Chloe Bridges) during her prom queen acceptance speech as the music begins to play in the background. It is mentioned twice more in conversations shortly thereafter. The Correatown cover version of the song also plays in the closing minutes of this penultimate episode.
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