Music video by Billy Joel performing The Stranger (Live 1977). (C) 1977 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.
"The Stranger" is a song by rock artist Billy Joel from his 1977 album of the same name, The Stranger, about the id of the human psyche where desire and primal instincts are supposedly held in check by the superego (according to the theories of Sigmund Freud). The song was released as a single in Japan where it became very popular and peaked at #2 on the Oricon chart. It was the last single from the album in Japan, while the US and UK saw "She's Always a Woman", released the previous year, as the last single from the album.
The single is featured on Joel's greatest hits album, Greatest Hits - Volume I & II.
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