Uptown Girl

Uptown Girl by Westlife was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, March 17, 2001 spending 1 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. "Uptown Girl" is a song written and performed by American musician Billy Joel. The lyrics describe a working-class "downtown man" attempting to woo a wealthy "uptown girl". "Uptown Girl" was recorded by Irish boy band Westlife for their third studio album, World of Our Own. The Westlife version is slightly shorter than the Billy Joel version because one of the verses was not repeated. The music video was a parody of the Billy Joel one, with the members of Westlife playing workers in a burger bar, and Claudia Schiffer in the Christie Brinkley role. In the United Kingdom, it was the sixth best selling single of 2001 and the 24th best-selling single of the decade in the UK charts, with sales of 756,215 copies. It became the band's biggest selling single (paid-for and combined sales categories) in the UK and also achieved the highest first week sales (292,318 copies) of any of their singles. It has since been certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for shipments of 600,000 copies.

Uptown Girl FAQs

Who sang Uptown Girl?

Uptown Girl was performed by Westlife

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

Uptown Girl first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, March 17, 2001

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

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