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Billy Joel

An Innocent Man (5:18)

"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…

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  • And it needs to be said, this is one of the best songs that will ever be played on Last FM (in my opinion) :)
  • Never fear, BJ is here. And singing....................
  • The only thing you have to fear is FEAR itself.
  • I believe Tholral's shout below is EXACTLY right...................
  • 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.
  • Ein unschuldiger Mann....... wo ? Die Damen wurden gerne wissen.
  • 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.............
  • Fantastic song. Billy is the man.
  • Great version of this song...!
  • The bass is so strong in this one <3

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