What does Uptown Girl mean?

Billy Joel: Uptown Girl Meaning

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Album cover for Uptown Girl album cover

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. anonymous
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    Aug 7th 2011 !⃝

    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.

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 30th 2007 !⃝

    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.

  3. carls
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    Jul 21st 2005 !⃝

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

  4. Duran Fan
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    Jun 22nd 2005 !⃝

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


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