"I Go to Extremes" is the fourth track on Billy Joel's 1989 album, Storm Front. It was released as the second single from the album in 1990. It peaked at the #6 position on the Billboard Hot 100, and at #70 on the UK chart. The song was also a Top 10 hit on both the Adult Contemporary chart, as well as the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song was also a Top 40 hit in Germany, peaking at #36 on the German charts.
According to Joel, the song is an apology that is directed to his then wife, Christie Brinkley. .