American pianist and singer-songwriter
"Tell Her About It" is a hit 1983 song performed by Billy Joel, from the hit album An Innocent Man. An apparent homage to the Motown Sound, the song was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for one week on September 24, 1983, replacing "Maniac" by Michael Sembello, Phil Ramone-produced song. The single reached Gold certification from the RIAA for sales in the US.
In the lyrics of the song, the singer exhorts a young man to tell the woman he loves how he feels about her before he misses his chance.
The video for the song shows Joel singing the song as if he was on The Ed Sullivan Show of the 1960s. The cover shot for the UK release of the song was taken from the video, as seen below. An Ed Sullivan imitator (Will Jordan) introduces Joel after Topo Gigio, the talking mouse, finishes his skit. During the song there are different scenes of teenagers watching Joel on TV at home, crowding around appliance store windows watching him, dancing to his song. There is even a brief scene of a Soviet cosmonaut in space listening to the song, with the lyrics displayed at the bottom in the Russian language and in Cyrillic script. At the end of the song, comedian Rodney Dangerfield is there preparing to go on "stage" thanking Joel for warming up the crowd.
The song was performed once on American Idols LIVE! Tour 2009 by Joel with finalists Matt Giraud and Scott MacIntyre. Due to fan reaction, they also performed it on the 2010 season of American Idol during ...