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Uptown Girl

Billy Joel

1983

jaar
Top 40

8

piekpositie
Top 40

8

weken
Top 40

176

punten
Top 40

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Volgens talrijke interviews met Billy was het lied oorspronkelijk geschreven over zijn relatie met zijn toenmalige vriendin Elle Macpherson, maar het eindigde ook steeds over zijn toekomstige vrouw Christie Brinkley (beide vrouwen zijn twee van de meest bekende supermodellen van de jaren 1980). Billy heeft ook gezegd dat het lied is geïnspireerd door de muziek van Frankie Valli en de Four Seasons.
Christie Brinkley was in de videoclip van het nummer de "Uptown girl".

Artiest

Billy Joel

A-kant Titel

Uptown Girl

A-kant Lengte

3:12

A-kant Componist(en)

Billy Joel

A-kant Producer(s)

Jim Boyer & Brian Ruggles

B-kant titel

Careless Talk

B-kant lengte

3:42

B-kant componist(en)

Billy Joel

B-kant producer(s)

Jim Boyer & Brian Ruggles

Platenlabel

CBS

Catalogusnr

A-3775

Hoogste positie UK

1

Hoogste positie US

3

Album

An Innocent Man

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

I'm gonna try for an uptown girl
She's been living in her white bred world
As long as anyone with hot blood can
And now she's looking for a downtown man
That's what I am

And when she knows what
She wants from her time
And when she wakes up
And makes up her mind

She'll see I'm not so tough
Just because
I'm in love with an uptown girl
You know I've seen her in her uptown world
She's getting tired of her high class toys
And all her presents from her uptown boys
She's got a choice

Oooh, Oooh

Uptown girl
You know I can't afford to buy her pearls
But maybe someday when my ship comes in
She'll understand what kind of guy I've been
And then I'll win

And when she's walking
She's looking so fine
And when she's talking
She'll say that she's mine

She'll say I'm not so tough
Just because
I'm in love
With an uptown girl
She's been living in her white bred world
As long as anyone with hot blood can
And now she's looking for a downtown man
That's what I am

Oooh, Oooh

Uptown girl
She's my uptown girl
You know I'm in love
With an uptown girl
My uptown girl
You know I'm in love
With an uptown girl
My uptown girl
You know I'm in love
With an uptown girl
My uptown girl
(fading)
You know I'm in love
With an uptown girl
My uptown girl

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