Every time I hear the song This Night by Billy Joel*, I think to myself, “This would make an excellent wedding song.” I picture a couple dancing (maybe me, maybe not), enjoying the intimate moment on the dance floor, celebrating their first night as a married couple. It’s perfect.
Or is it?
Because the song could also just be about having sex. I mean, think about it: “Tomorrow is such a long time away, this night we are together.”
It could also be the anthem for a stalker. “This night, you’re mine. It’s only you and I.” Taken in that context, it’s kinda creepy.
I’d like to think that Billy Joel wrote the song with good intentions, and he probably did. But still…could I have been fooled all these years? Could This Night be akin to The Police’s Every Breath You Take?
Give a listen: What do you think? Safe for a wedding, or would we creep everyone out?
*Yes, that’s right, Internet. I am coming out as a Billy Joel fan. I grew up listening to him on car trips and family vacations. He’s like home.