Uptown Girl
Billy Joel
Joel Billy 1983 Uptown Girl 45

Uptown girl
She's been living in her uptown world
I bet she never had a backstreet guy
I bet her mama never told her why

1983
3
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1983
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • No. 1 on the UK Singles chart in 1983 for five weeks
  • from Billy Joel's ninth studio album, An Innocent Man (1983)
  • the song was initially written about his relationship with his then-girlfriend model Elle Macpherson, but it ended up also becoming about his model and soon-to-be wife Christie Brinkley
  • the music style of the song was inspired by the '60s pop group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  • written by Billy Joel
  • produced by Phil Ramone
  • the music video features Joel and then-model Christie Brinkley; Joel married Brinkley in 1985 and they divorced in 1994
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