Chart Position: 3

  • Written by Billy Joel
  • Produced by Phil Ramone
  • Backing vocals: Peter Cetera and Donnie Dacus of Chicago
  • The first verse refers (not by name) to comedian Richard Lewis
  • Joel won Album of the Year Grammy Award for 52nd Street, and best pop performance-male Grammy Award
  • Later used as the theme to the TV series Bosom Buddies
  • Later recorded by Braid (2000)


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