Worse Comes to Worst

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"Worse Comes to Worst"
Single by Billy Joel
from the album Piano Man
B-side "Somewhere Along the Line"
Released 1974
Format 7"
Recorded Devonshire Sound, Los Angeles
Genre soft rock
Length 2:48 (single)
3:28 (album)
Label Family Productions/Columbia
Writer(s) Billy Joel
Producer(s) Michael Stewart
Billy Joel singles chronology
"Piano Man"
"Worse Comes to Worst"
"Travelin' Prayer"

"Worse Comes to Worst" is a single by singer Billy Joel released as the 2nd single from his 1974 album Piano Man. It reached number #80 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

Author Ken Bielen describes "Worse Comes to Worst" as being "a little bit country, a little bit rock and a little bit gospel."[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart[3] 62
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[4] 80


  1. ^ Bordowitz, H. (2006). Billy Joel: The Life & Times of an Angry Young Man. Random House. pp. 75, 238. ISBN 9780823082483. 
  2. ^ Bielen, K. (2011). The Words and Music of Billy Joel. ABC-CLIO. p. 28. ISBN 9780313380167. 
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Billy Joel - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-01-31.