"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. It also spent one week at #1 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart.
Joel was quoted in a 1997 interview describing a high note he sang during the song: "...I had…
Some people stay far away from the door
If there's a chance of it opening up
They hear a voice in the hall outside
And hope that it just passes by