Billy Joel’s Doo-Woop Inspired “Uptown Girl” Will Give You Serious Nostalgia

It’s been over three decades since Billy Joel’s smash doo-wop classic “Uptown Girl” first hit the airwaves.  In 1983, Billy Joel released his album An Innocent Man, an album that traces Joel’s musical history through his teenage years in the late ’50s and early ’60s.

So Joel was already an established star when, in 1983, he managed to convince top model Christie Brinkley to star in the heart-warming, dance-filled music video for “Uptown Girl” which became a Top 10 hit in the US that year.

Uptown Girl Lyrics

She’s been living in her uptown world
I bet she’s never had a backstreet 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 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
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 bread world
As long as anyone with hot blood can
And now she’s looking for a downtown man
That’s what I am
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
You know I’m in love
With an uptown girl

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