80s Song of the Day: The End of the Innocence by Don Henley

the end of the innocence

The End of the Innocence by Don Henley was released on June 1, 1989, with If Dirt Were Dollars as the B side. It was a single from Henley’s third solo album of the same name.

The song peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his fifth solo Top 10 hit. It reached No. 3 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart.

Henley co-wrote and co-produced The End of the Innocence with Bruce Hornsby, who performs piano on the track. Both perform the song live in their respective concerts.

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