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BILLY JOEL - AN INNOCENT MAN (SONG)
Entry:05/02/1984 (Position 27)
Last week in charts:15/04/1984 (Position 35)
Peak:24 (2 weeks)
Weeks:11
Place on best of all time:4413 (239 points)
Year:1983
Music/Lyrics:Billy Joel
Producer:Phil Ramone
World wide:
nz  Peak: 24 / weeks: 11

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7" Single
CBS / Sony 07SP 774 (jp)


TRACKS
1983
7" Single CBS / Sony 07SP 774 [jp]
1. An Innocent Man
5:18
2. I'll Cry Instead
2:24
   

AVAILABLE ON FOLLOWING MEDIA
VersionLengthTitleLabel
Number
Format
Medium
Date
5:18An Innocent ManCBS / Sony
07SP 774
Single
7" Single
1983
5:16An Innocent ManCBS / Family Productions
25 554
Album
LP
09/08/1983
5:09Choose MusicCBS
CBS 26247
Compilation
LP
1984
Live6:02КонцертCBS
460407 2
Album
CD
20/10/1987
Live6:02КонцертCBS
460 407 1
Album
LP
20/10/1987
5:19Greatest Hits Vol. IIIColumbia
01-488236-10
Album
CD
18/08/1997
5:19The Complete Hits Collection: 1973-1997Columbia
504502 2
Album
CD
14/10/1997
5:18The EssentialColumbia
513976 2
Album
CD
22/09/2003
5:18Piano Man - The Very Best OfColumbia
519018 2
Album
CD
15/11/2004
5:20KuschelRock 19Sony BMG
828672083 2
Compilation
CD
23/09/2005
5:18The Essential 3.0 [Limited Edition]Columbia / Legacy
88697291142
Album
CD
26/08/2008
5:19She's Always A Woman - LovesongsColumbia / Legacy
88697843282
Album
CD
31/01/2011
Live 19876:09Original Album ClassicsColumbia / Legacy
88691968542
Album
CD
30/04/2012
5:19She's Got A Way: Love SongsColumbia / Legacy
88765430392
Album
CD
21/01/2013
Live6:03A Matter Of Trust - The Bridge To Russia [Deluxe Edition]Columbia / Legacy
88883759762
Album
CD
16/05/2014
Live6:03A Matter Of Trust - The Bridge To RussiaColumbia / Legacy
88843016572
Album
CD
16/05/2014
5:18Now That's What I Call 1984Now
88644468557
Compilation
Digital
04/08/2014
MUSIC DIRECTORY
Billy JoelBilly Joel: Discography / Become a fan
BILLY JOEL IN NEW ZEALAND CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Just The Way You Are19/02/1978619
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)28/05/1978316
My Life10/12/1978615
Big Shot08/04/1979363
Honesty10/06/1979384
You May Be Right20/04/19802312
It's Still Rock And Roll To Me15/06/19802111
Pressure17/10/1982248
Allentown27/02/1983374
Tell Her About It25/09/19831213
Uptown Girl27/11/1983111
An Innocent Man05/02/19842411
The Longest Time03/06/19842411
Leave A Tender Moment Alone26/08/1984215
Keeping The Faith17/02/1985383
You're Only Human (Second Wind)11/08/1985177
Modern Woman31/08/1986285
A Matter Of Trust12/10/1986482
Back In The USSR29/11/1987412
We Didn't Start The Fire19/11/1989514
I Go To Extremes18/03/1990451
All Shook Up04/10/1992263
The River Of Dreams29/08/1993116
All About Soul28/11/19932211
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)15/05/1994431
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
The Stranger12/02/1978267
52nd Street10/12/1978138
Glass Houses20/04/1980625
Billy Joel The Box Set07/06/1981451
Songs In The Attic22/11/1981304
The Nylon Curtain24/10/19821012
An Innocent Man11/09/1983171
Greatest Hits Vol. I & Vol. II28/07/1985137
The Bridge17/08/19861223
Концерт22/11/1987139
Storm Front26/11/1989917
Greatest Hits16/05/19931018
River Of Dreams12/09/1993129
A Voyage On The River Of Dreams18/12/1994471
Greatest Hits Vol. III14/09/1997186
The Complete Hits Collection: 1973-199722/03/1998175
The Ultimate Collection10/06/2001230
Piano Man - The Very Best Of03/07/2006135
The Essential21/07/2008148
SONGS BY BILLY JOEL
52nd Street
A Matter Of Trust
A Minor Variation
A Room Of Our Own
Ain't No Crime
All About Soul
All For Leyna
All My Life
All Shook Up
All You Wanna Do Is Dance
Allentown
An Innocent Man
And So It Goes
Baby Grand (Billy Joel feat. Ray Charles)
Back In The USSR
Beatles Influence
Big Man On Mulberry Street
Big Shot
Billy Joel Spoken Intro / Music Concepts
Blonde Over Blue
Captain Jack
Careless Talk
C'était toi (You Were The One)
Christie Lee
Close To The Borderline
Code Of Silence (Billy Joel & Cyndi Lauper)
Don't Ask Me Why
Easy Money
Elvis Presley Blvd.
Everybody Has A Dream
Everybody Loves You Now
Falling Of The Rain
Famous Last Words
Get It Right The First Time
Getting Closer
Goodnight Saigon
Got To Begin Again
Half A Mile Away
Hard Day's Night
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Hey Girl
Honesty
House Of Blue Light
I Don't Want To Be Alone
I Go To Extremes
If I Only Had The Words (To Tell You)
I'll Cry Instead
In A Sentimental Mood
It's Still Rock And Roll To Me
I've Loved These Days
James
Josephine
Just The Way You Are
Keeping The Faith
Last Of The Big Time Spenders
Laura
Leave A Tender Moment Alone
Leningrad
Light As The Breeze
Live And Let Die
Los Angelinos
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
Maybe I'm Amazed
Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)
Modern Woman
Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
My Life
New York State Of Mind (Barbra Streisand with Billy Joel)
New York State Of Mind (Tony Bennett with Billy Joel)
New York State Of Mind
No Man's Land
Nobody Knows But Me
Nocturne
Only The Good Die Young
Piano Man
Prelude / Angry Young Man
Pressure
Roberta
Root Beer Rag
Rosalinda's Eyes
Running On Ice
Say Goodbye To Hollywood
Scandinavian Skies
Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
Shades Of Grey
Shameless
She's Always A Woman
She's Got A Way
She's Got A Way [Live]
She's Right On Time
Sleeping With The Television On
Sometimes A Fantasy
Somewhere Along The Line
Souvenir
State Of Grace
Stiletto
Stop In Nevada
Storm Front
Streetlife Serenader
Summer, Highland Falls
Surprises
Tell Her About It
Temptation
That's Not Her Style
The Ballad Of Billy The Kid
The Christmas Song (Chesnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) (Johnny Mathis with Billy Joel)
The Downeaster 'Alexa'
The Entertainer
The Good Life (Tony Bennett with Billy Joel)
The Great Suburban Showdown
The Great Wall Of China
The Longest Time
The Mexican Connection
The Night Is Still Young
The River Of Dreams
The Stranger
The Times They Are A Changin'
This Is The Time
This Night
Through The Long Night
To Make You Feel My Love
Tomorrow Is Today
Travelin' Prayer
Turn Around
Two Thousand Years
Until The Night
Uptown Girl
Vienna
We Didn't Start The Fire
Weekend Song
When In Rome
Where Were You (On Our Wedding Day)?
Where's The Orchestra?
Why Judy Why
Why Should I Worry?
Worse Comes To Worst
You Can Make Me Free
You Look So Good To Me
You May Be Right
You Picked A Real Bad Time
You're My Home
You're Only Human (Second Wind)
Zanzibar
ALBUMS BY BILLY JOEL
Концерт
12 Gardens Live
2000 Years - The Millennium Concert
52nd Street
A Matter Of Trust - The Bridge To Russia
A Voyage On The River Of Dreams
Album
An Innocent Man
Billy Joel
Billy Joel The Box Set
California Flash
Cold Spring Harbor
Early Years Vol. 1
Early Years Vol. 2
Further Than Heaven
Glass Houses
Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits Vol. I & Vol. II
Greatest Hits Vol. III
Legendary Icons - Night After Day
Live At Shea Stadium - The Concert
Live From Long Island
My Lives
Now Playing
Original Album Classics
Original Album Classics [2014]
Piano Man
Piano Man - The Very Best Of
River Of Dreams
She's Always A Woman - Lovesongs
She's Got A Way: Love Songs
Songs In The Attic
Souvenir
Souvenir - The Ultimate Collection
Storm Front
Streetlife Serenade
The Bridge
The Complete Hits Collection: 1973-1997
The Essential
The Essential 3.0
The Greatest Hits Collection
The Last Play At Shea Stadium [DVD]
The Nylon Curtain
The Piano Men - Live In Tokyo (Elton John & Billy Joel)
The Stranger
The Ultimate Collection
Turnstiles
DVDS BY BILLY JOEL
A Matter Of Trust - The Bridge To Russia - The Concert
Live At Shea Stadium - The Concert
Live At Yankee Stadium
Video Album
Video Album II
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 4.65 (Reviews: 60)
******
Typischer Joel-Song...schön!
*****
Sehr Schöner Track von seiner beste Album "AN INNOCENT MAN" aus 1983........
******
wunderschön
****
Ganz schön ja, aber alles andere als packend. # 10 in den USA Anfang 1984.
*****
not bad, but there are much better songs
****
durchschnitt
******
Wunderschön!
******
super
****
dito southpaw
******
Wunderschön
*****
...sehr schön, aber auch etwas lahm, deshalb nur eine ganz knappe fünf...
******
Wunderschöner Song aus seinem kommerziell wohl erfolgreichstem Album. "An Innocent Man" beweist, Langeweile kann so schön sein.
*****
Starker Song.
*****
Ganz relaxt - einer seiner grandiosesten Songs..
So richtig fingerschnippend in der Sonne sitzend geniessen..und sollte es kalt im Winter sein, ist der Song trotzdem gut.
Last edited: 11.02.2015 15:04
*****
Kompositorisch und dramaturgisch sehr reizvoll. Die Schnipser kommen ebenfalls in einem sehr vertrackten Rhythmus. Probiert's mal...
****
...gut...
*****
Auch hier stimmt das Feeling durch und durch. Schöne, leidenschaftliche Ballade! Erinnert mich wieder an Eric Carmen ("It Hurts Too Much").
****
ist nicht zwingend my cup of tea.
****
in Ordnung
Last edited: 16.08.2008 01:17
******
Geduldsprobe? Wer hat denn in der heutigen Zeit noch Geduld?
Für diesen Song muss man sich Zeit nehmen ... CD einlegen ... zuhören ... mitschnippen/mitsingen ... "Alles" fallen lassen ... und schon schaut die Welt wieder ganz freundlich aus
Meine persönliche #1 von B. J.
******
Sehr Gut!
*****
Gut
*****
Toll der vorsichhinschleichende Bass. Fingerschnippend die eigene Unschuld besingen, toll!
*****
Gutes von diesem Billyboy
******
Dieser Song ist absolut genial.
******
Bei der traumhaften Ballade war es Liebe auf den ersten Takt. Einmal gehört und ich war sofort hinweg! Leidenschaftlich gesungen, herrlich altmodisch und soo romantisch. Volle Punktzahl!
***
der reisst mich nicht wirklich mit
*****
Ich finde das eine der ganz feinen Kompositionen Billy Joels, in welcher dieser die Bandbreite seines stimmlichen Leistungsvermögens äusserst mannigfaltig zur Schau stellt. Insbesondere die Strophen dieses Unschuldslamm-Portraits begeistern mich sehr, so dass meine 5 gar relativ stark abgerundet ist. Passagenweise erinnert Billy hier stark an Neil Diamond. Wunderschön!
Last edited: 29.01.2009 23:36
****
Buena.
******
@mickihamster: I stimm you zu
****
guter Song vom Piano Man aus 1983, für mich jedoch keinesfalls überragend. 4*
**
2+
****
... gut ...
*****
Der fast therapeutische Text hat mich damals schwer beeindruckt. Das Lied ist wirklich nicht leicht zugänglich.
****
titeltrack van het gelijknamige album, mooi nummer maar geen hit in Nederland
***
▒ Een nette, maar in mijn ogen géén bijzondere plaat of hoogvlieger van "Billy Joel" uit 1983 !!! Een tikkeltje overschat ☺!!!
*****
Peaked at #23 in Australia, 1984.
******
One of my faves from him. Really good vocal effort.
Last edited: 17.04.2015 11:06
****
Didn't like this at first but it's grown on me and now think it's good.

3rd UK top ten.

10 weeks in the UK top 100.

3 weeks UK top 10. UK#8.
4 weeks Irish top 10. Ireland#3.
1 week Icelandic top 10. Iceland#10.

European Hot 100#21.

1 week US top 10. US#10.

Israel#19.

250,000 copies sold in the UK.

His fourth biggest selling single in the UK.
Last edited: 06.01.2018 23:58
******
Für mich, aus über 2600 Stücken, einer von 17 über Songs. Einfach grandios! Gesanglich, kompositorisch und überhaupt einfach stimmig.
****
entspannt vorgetragener Titel aus den 80er – 4+...
***
Der reisst mich nicht vom Hocker
****
...interessante Melodie....
*****
... sehr gut ...
*****
Ja, eine Top-Ballade vom Piano-Man.
*****
Hat er gut hinbekommen.
****
... die große Masse der Joel-Songs läuft bei mir auf eine 4 hinaus ...
*****
Zeer netjes.
Last edited: 21.02.2017 10:56
****
Knapp im grünen Bereich. 4-
****
gute 4*
****
Mooie titeltrack van het gelijknamig album. "An Innocent Man" werd uitgebracht in het jaar 1983.
4+
****
Ganz entspannende Nummer von Billy Joel.
*****
Vom gleichnamigen Album regnete es ja ein Single Hit nach dem anderen für Billy! Der Song war mir vorher ehrlich gesagt garnicht bekannt, aber gefällt mir auf Anhieb. Dafür gibt´s von mir eine spontane 5!
*****
5 stars

CDN: #16, 1984
USA: #10, 1983
****
Nett schon, aber viel mehr dann auch nicht wirklich....

Gute 4.
***
mich nervt das Stück eher - aber ich konnte mit dem Typen ja noch nie was anfangen, von den ca. 10 Songs, die ich bisher von ihm gehört habe, konnte mich noch kein einziges überzeugen!
*****
Topballade; vor allem die Strophen haben es mir angetan.
****

Ganz ok.
***
matig
****
Not much to fault here. The slow cruisy beat at the start doesn't reveal the strong pop/rock song to come.
The track is quickly identifiable, but not right up there with his biggest hits for me. Billy does hit some good notes several times during the 5 minutes.
⌜ᴰᴬ⌝ Ꮲk.⌠#22⌡
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