Coverafbeelding Billy Joel - Tell Her About It
  • Statistieken
  •   4 weken
  •   27 piekpositie
  •   31 punten
  •   1983

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   09-05-1949
Land   Verenigde Staten

William Martin (Billy) Joel is een Amerikaanse pianist, singer-songwriter en componist. Vanaf 1972 produceerde hij popmuziekhits tot zijn afscheid in 1993. Daarna ging hij nog af en toe op tournee (meestal met Elton John), naast het schrijven en opnemen van klassieke muziek.



Van jongs af aan had Joel sterke interesse in muziek, vooral klassieke muziek. Hij werd hierbij geïnspireerd door onder andere Ray Charles, Dave Brubeck, Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Otis Redding en Ludwig van Beethoven. Joel werd op zijn veertiende jaar voor het eerst lid van een band. Ver in de jaren zestig maakte hij deel uit van de band Attila en daarna The Hassles. Ook speelde hij in pianobars onder de naam "Bill Martin". Zijn eerste soloalbum, Cold Spring Harbor kwam in 1971 uit.



Joel ging op tournee met Elton John; gedurende de tournees speelden ze elkaars liederen en voerden duetten op. Joel werd in 1999 opgenomen in de Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In januari 2007 werd bekendgemaakt dat Joel bezig was aan een nieuwe popsingle (de eerste sinds River of Dreams uit 1993). In februari kwam die single daadwerkelijk uit, getiteld All my life. Begin 2013 kondigde Joel aan minder op te treden en het wat rustiger aan te doen.

Songtekst

Listen boy
Don't want to see you let a good thing
Slip away

You know I don't like watching
Anybody make the same mistakes
I made

She's a real nice girl
And she's always there for you
But a nice girl wouldn't tell you what you should do

Listen boy
I'm sure that you think you got it all
Under control

You don't want somebody telling you
The way to stay in someone's soul

You're a big boy now
You'll never let her go
But that's just the kind of thing
She ought to know

Tell her about it
Tell her everything you feel
Give her every reason to accept
That you're for real

Tell her about it
Tell her all your crazy dreams
Let her know you need her
Let her know how much she means

Listen boy
It's not automatically a certain guarantee
To insure yourself
You've got to provide communication constantly

When you love someone
You're always insecure
And there's only one good way
To reassure

Tell her about it
Let her know how much you care
When she can't be with you
Tell her you wish you were there

Tell her about it
Every day before you leave
Pay her some attention
Give her something to believe

'Cause now and then
She'll get to worrying
Just because you haven't spoken
For so long
Though you may not have done anything
Will that be a consolation when she's gone

Listen boy
It's good information from a man
Who's made mistakes

Just a word or two that she gets from you
Could be the difference that it makes

She's a trusting soul
She's put her trust in you
But a girl like that won't tell you
What you should do

Tell her about it
Tell her everything you feel
Give her every reason
To accept that you're for real

Tell her about it
Tell her all your crazy dreams
Let her know you need her
Let her know how much she means

Tell her about it
Tell her how you feel right now
Tell her about it
The girl don't want to wait too long
You got to tell her about it
Tell her now and you won't go wrong
You got to tell her about it
Before it gets too late
You got to tell her about it
You know the girl don't want
To wait--you got to
Tell her about it

Songinformatie

ArtiestBilly Joel
 A-kant
Titel Tell Her About It
Lengte 3:35
Componist(en) Billy Joel
Producer(s) Phil Ramone
 B-kant
Titel Easy Money
Lengte 4:02
Componist(en) Billy Joel
Producer(s) Phil Ramone
Platenlabel CBS
Catalogusnr A3655
Hoogste positie UK 4
Hoogste positie US 1
Album An Innocent Man

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