Billboard #1 Hits: #538: ‘ Tell Her About It’- Billy Joel. September 24, 1983. #1 for 1 week in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘Tell Her About It’- Billy Joel
- Record Company- Columbia
- Genre: Doo-Wop, Pop Rock
- Written by Billy Joel
- Time: 3:52
- B-side:”Easy Money’
- Album- An Innocent Man
- Grade: B
- Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #4 in UK Singles Chart.
While I was not- and am still not a fan of Billy Joel’s throw-back doo-wop era period- with the album An Innocent Man- I will give him credit for taking chances- and not finding a hit formula and staying with it- and beating it to death like some other artists in this era did [ Not to name names but Heart, Hall and Oates, ZZ Top come to mind]- Joel had his biggest break through with The Stranger in 1977- a perfect pop album but he didn’t keep making the same album over and over. The albums after The Stranger- were rock, new wave and this doo-wop influenced. ‘Tell Her About It’ was the first and biggest of five hit singles from An Innocent Man.