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Billy Joel: Uptown Girl Meaning


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Song Released: 1983

Uptown Girl Lyrics

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

I’m gonna try for an uptown girl
She’s been living in her white bread world
As long as anyone with hot blood...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 21st 2005 report

    The 'Uptown Girl' that Billy Joel sings about is actually Christie Brinkley, the supermodel who later became his wife.

  2. anonymous
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    Aug 7th 2011 report

    This is pretty simple, blue-collar lower middle class boy falls in love with rich girl, not a whole lot of depth to it at all.

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 30th 2007 report

    Carls is correct. The Uptown Girl was his former wife (before they married) Christie Brinkley. Ms Brinkley was the "Uptown Girl" in the video of that song.

  4. Duran Fan
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    Jun 22nd 2005 report

    About an average Billy that's gonna try for a higher class, uptown girl.

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