7. 'An Innocent Man'
By 1983 Billy Joel had churned out nine albums in a little over a decade. It was an era of Culture Club, Michael Jackson and the Police, but Joel felt audiences were ready for something very different. "An Innocent Man was kind of an homage to the music of the early Sixties," Joel recently told Rolling Stone. "My teenage years." There weren't many doo-wop flavored songs like "The Longest Time" on the radio in 1983, but it was still a big hit. "Uptown Girl" sounds like a Four Seasons number, but with a lot of help from MTV it also became a huge hit. It also have Christie Brinkley a nickname.