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Billy Joel - You May Be Right (Shea Stadium 2008)

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You May Be Right on Wikipedia
"You May Be Right"
Single by Billy Joel
from the album Glass Houses
B-side"Close to the Borderline"
ReleasedMarch 7, 1980
GenreNew wave[1]
Writer(s)Billy Joel
Producer(s)Phil Ramone
Billy Joel singles chronology

"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 and #6 in Canada. It failed to chart, however, 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 Japanese single features 'Close to the Borderline' as a B-side.

"You May Be Right" can also be found on disc 2 of Billy Joel's Greatest Hits - Volumes I and II and Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert albums. The song famously begins with the sound of broken glass. The featured riff of the song loosely borrows from the Buffalo Springfield hit "Rock and Roll Woman" on the Buffalo Springfield Again album.

The song was used as the theme song for the television show Dave's World, as sung by Southside Johnny. 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.[citation needed]

The song has been covered by AVAIL, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Keith Urban, The Vindictives, the New Directions glee club on Glee, Southside Johnny, and the Rock Bottom Remainders.[2][3][4][5][6]


  • 1 Versions
  • 2 Personnel
  • 3 Chart performance
    • 3.1 Weekly charts
    • 3.2 Year-end charts
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


The video version differs from the album version, notably at the intro, where the sound of broken glass is replaced with "one, two, one, two, three, four".


  • Billy Joel - vocals, piano and harmonica
  • Dave Brown - electric guitar
  • Richie Cannata - saxophone solo
  • Liberty DiVitto - drums and percussion
  • Russell Javors - electric guitar
  • Doug Stegmeyer - bass guitar


  1. ^ "iTunes - Music - Glass Houses by Billy Joel". 
  2. ^ "Rock Bottom Remainders | Mitch Albom sings Billy Joel". 
  3. ^ "'Glee's' Darren Criss and Chord Overstreet Cover Billy Joel (Exclusive Audio)". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  4. ^ "Partytime for Assholes - Vindictives". Liberation. 8 April 1996. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "See Kenny Chesney's Surprise Duet with Billy Joel". Rolling Stone. 
  6. ^ "Chipmunk Punk - The Chipmunks | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. 
  7. ^ "Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  8. ^ ""You May Be Right" on the South African Singles Chart". Springbok Radio. August 30, 1980. Retrieved September 25, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1980/Top 100 Songs of 1980". Retrieved 2016-10-17. 

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

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