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The Longest Time – Billy Joel

Billy Joel occupied the UK top 40 for four weeks in 1984 with this track.

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Thirty years ago this week, The longest time by Billy Joel reached its highest position of number 25 in the UK singles chart, having entered the top 40 the previous week at number 33. After one week at its peak position, the song started to slide down the chart but remained in the top 40 for another two weeks.

The longest time was released on the CBS record label and was the ninth of fourteen top 40 hits for Billy Joel in the UK. It was taken from the triple-platinum-selling album An innocent man, which peaked at number 2 in the UK album chart.

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UK singles chart for the week ending 12 May 1984

  1. The reflexDuran Duran

  2. Against all odds (take a look at me now)Phil Collins

  3. I want to break freeQueen

  4. AutomaticPointer Sisters

  5. LocomotionOrchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

  6. One love – People get readyBob Marley and the Wailers

  7. When you’re young and in loveFlying Pickets

  8. Don’t tell meBlancmange

  9. FootlooseKenny Loggins

  10. HelloLionel Richie


  1. The longest timeBilly Joel

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