Uptown Girl

Uptown Girl by Billy Joel was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, November 5, 1983 spending 5 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Billy Joel married the supermodel Christie Brinkley less than two years after this song was released, but he wasn't even dating her when he started writing the song - he was actually dating another supermodel: Elle McPherson. The whole album, especially this song, was a musical tribute to '60s pop music. Specifically, this one is done in the style of The Four Seasons, with Joel trying to sound like Frankie Valli. He had their song "Rag Doll" in mind both musically and lyrically; on that track Valli sings about a poor girl that he loves anyway. In fact, he loves her "just the way she is." This was Joel's only #1 single in the UK. It's also one of his best-selling in the US.

Uptown Girl FAQs

Who sang Uptown Girl?

Uptown Girl was performed by Billy Joel

What year did Uptown Girl get to the UK number 1 spot?

Uptown Girl first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, November 5, 1983

How long was Uptown Girl at number 1 in the UK?

Uptown Girl spent 5 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.