Vienna (Billy Joel song)

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Single by Billy Joel
from the album The Stranger
A-side"She's Always a Woman"
Format7", 12"
RecordedA & R Recording, New York City
GenreSoft rock
LabelColumbia Records
Songwriter(s)Billy Joel
Producer(s)Phil Ramone
Billy Joel singles chronology
"Only the Good Die Young"
"Just the Way You Are" / "Vienna"
"The Stranger"

Vienna is a song from Billy Joel's 1977 album The Stranger, released as the B-side to his "Just the Way You Are" single.

In a July 2008 New York Times article, Joel cited this as one of his two favorite songs, along with "Summer, Highland Falls".[1]

It was played in a 1981 episode of Taxi called "Vienna Waits". Marilu Henner's character Elaine Nardo refers to the song while on vacation in Europe with Alex Reiger, played by Judd Hirsch. Due to licensing restrictions, the song has been omitted from the episode on DVD, though is intact on the Hulu versions of the episode. "Vienna" can also be found on the soundtrack of 13 Going on 30.

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In popular culture[edit]

  • "Vienna" is featured in the soundtrack of the 2004 romantic comedy 13 Going on 30, starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo


  1. ^ Barry, Dan (13 July 2008). "Just the Way He Is". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Granada - Wien wort auf di - YouTube
  3. ^ The Voice (2016-09-20), The Voice 2016 Blind Audition - Andrew DeMuro: "Vienna", retrieved 2016-10-14

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