You May Be Right (song)

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"You May Be Right"
Single by Billy Joel
from the album Glass Houses
Released1980
Format7"
Recorded1979
GenreRock, new wave[1]
Length4:15
LabelColumbia
Writer(s)Billy Joel
ProducerPhil Ramone
Billy Joel singles chronology
"All for Leyna"
(1980)
"You May Be Right"
(1980)
"It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"
(1980)
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"You May Be Right"
Single by Billy Joel
from the album Glass Houses
Released1980
Format7"
Recorded1979
GenreRock, new wave[1]
Length4:15
LabelColumbia
Writer(s)Billy Joel
ProducerPhil Ramone
Billy Joel singles chronology
"All for Leyna"
(1980)
"You May Be Right"
(1980)
"It's Still Rock and Roll to Me"
(1980)
Music sample
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"You May Be Right" is a single written and performed by rock singer Billy Joel from his 1980 album Glass Houses. The song reached #7 on the US charts, but failed to chart in the UK unlike his preceding and succeeding singles "All for Leyna" (UK #40) and "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" (UK #14). The song was used as the theme song for the television show Dave's World, as sung by Southside Johnny. "You May Be Right" and "All for Leyna" both last 4 minutes 15 seconds on the album, making them the longest songs on Glass Houses. "You May Be Right" is featured in disc 2 of Billy Joel's Greatest Hits - Volumes I and II album.

The song was performed by Garth Brooks on the live video This Is Garth Brooks recorded in Dallas, Texas and at Brooks's 1997 New York concert with Joel as a special guest.

The song has been covered by AVAIL, Alvin and the Chipmunks,[2] Keith Urban, The Vindictives, New Directions on Glee, Southside Johnny, and the Rock Bottom Remainders.

Personnel[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1980)Peak
position
Australian Singles Chart28
Canadian Singles Chart[3]6
Japan Oricon Singles Chart60
New Zealand Singles Chart23
South African Singles Chart[4]14
U.S. Billboard Hot 1007
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks38

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - Glass Houses by Billy Joel". Itunes.apple.com. 1949-05-09. Retrieved 2013-08-26. 
  2. ^ Chipmunk Punk Allmusic. Retrieved 10 July 2011
  3. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Collectionscanada.gc.ca. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  4. ^ ""You May Be Right" on the South African Singles Chart". Springbok Radio. August 30, 1980. Retrieved September 25, 2010. 

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