The Stranger (song)

1978 single by Billy Joel

"The Stranger" is a 1978 song by Billy Joel and is the title track from his fifth studio album of the same name. It went to number 2 in Japan, number 8 in New Zealand and number 59 in Australia and France. It was not released in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and Ireland.

"The Stranger"
Single by Billy Joel
from the album The Stranger
B-side"Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)"
ReleasedMay 21, 1978 (Japan)
RecordedA & R Recording,Inc., New York City, 1977
GenreFunk rock
Length5:10 (Album version)
4:10 (Single version)[1]
CBS Sony (Japan)
Songwriter(s)Billy Joel
Producer(s)Phil Ramone
Billy Joel singles chronology
"She's Always a Woman"
"The Stranger"
"My Life"

Track listing change

7" vinyl (CBS) change

  1. "The Stranger"
  2. "Just the Way You Are"

Japanese 7" vinyl change

  1. "The Stranger" [4:10]
  2. "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)" [3:30]

References change

  1. "Billy Joel - The Stranger (Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single)". Retrieved 2017-04-16.