An Innocent Man (5:18)

Cover of Piano Man

From Piano Man and 52 other releases

“An Innocent Man” is a 1983 song performed by Billy Joel and the third single from his album An Innocent Man.
The song, a tribute to Ben E. King and The Drifters, reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the third consecutive top 10 single from the album.[1] It also spent one week at #1 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart.[2]
Joel was quoted in a 1997 interview describing a high note he sang during the song: “…I had a suspicion that was going to be the last time I was going to be able to hit those notes, so why not go out in a blaze of glory? That was the end of Billy’s high note. “[2]


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  • bicknor

    And it needs to be said, this is one of the best songs that will ever be played on Last FM (in my opinion) :)

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • bicknor

    Never fear, BJ is here. And singing....................

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • silversurfer250

    The only thing you have to fear is FEAR itself.

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • bicknor

    I believe Tholral's shout below is EXACTLY right...................

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Tholral

    Holy hell, what happened to songwriting? This stuff is a bit before my time, but I think I prefer it vastly to the drivel they play on the radio now.

    12 Sep 2014 Reply
  • bicknor

    Ein unschuldiger Mann....... wo ? Die Damen wurden gerne wissen.

    23 Aug 2014 Reply
  • bicknor

    I WAS an innocent man, so many years ago. But time passes, and that was then, and this is now. And once innocence has gone, it has gone. Irretrievably so. Ask Adam........... he was the original innocent, or so the religion says.............

    21 May 2014 Reply
  • sco703

    Fantastic song. Billy is the man.

    15 Feb 2014 Reply

    Great version of this song...!

    29 Jan 2014 Reply
  • k_naruchiha94

    The bass is so strong in this one <3

    4 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ljtay67

    I am the innocent man!!!

    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • NitaD1

    There's no such thing as an 'innocent man'!!! lol

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
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    21 Aug 2012 Reply
  • camune

    Great Billy

    27 Jul 2012 Reply
  • jembf

    I agree with NitaD1. [2]

    21 Jul 2012 Reply
  • greenvillepa

    I agree with NttaD1.

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • chingbling

    An innocent man my foot. The times I've used that one. All flannel.

    4 Feb 2012 Reply
  • brooking1404

    This has many memories of the end of my marriage the lyrics bring it all back.

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • NitaD1

    Another great song from Billy.........

    24 Sep 2011 Reply
  • prominence_la

    Yes...Billy's vocals are phenomenal in this track.

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
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