Uptown Girl Lyrics

uptown girl lyrics - billy joel
uptown girl lyrics – billy joel

Released in 1983, ‘Uptown Girl’ remains one of Billy Joel’s most iconic and beloved songs.

Written and performed by the legendary American singer-songwriter, the track quickly climbed the charts, reaching the number three spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

With its upbeat tempo, catchy melodies, and charming lyrics, ‘Uptown Girl’ captured the hearts of audiences worldwide, becoming a timeless classic that continues to resonate with music lovers of all generations.

Uptown Girl Lyrics

Verse 1

Uptown girl
She’s been living in her uptown world
I bet she’s never had a backstreet guy
I bet her momma never told her why
I’m gonna try for an

Chorus

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

Bridge

And when she knows what she wants from her time
And when she wakes up and makes up her mind

Pre-Chorus

She’ll see I’m not so tough
Just because I’m in love with an

Verse 2

Uptown girl
You know I’ve seen her in her uptown world
She’s getting tired of her high class toys
And all the presents from her uptown boys
She’s got a choice

Verse 3

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

Bridge

And when she’s walking, she’s looking so fine
And when she’s talking, she’ll say that she’s mine

Pre-Chorus

She’ll say I’m not so tough
Just because I’m in love with an

Chorus

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

Outro

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

Facts About Uptown Girl Lyrics

FactDescription
Song titleUptown Girl
ArtistBilly Joel
AlbumAn Innocent Man (1983)
Release dateSeptember 29, 1983
GenrePop rock, doo-wop
Song length3:16
Chart performanceReached #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100
Reached #1 on the UK Singles Chart
Reached #1 in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand,
Norway, and Spain
SongwritersBilly Joel
ProducerPhil Ramone
Music video directorJay Dubin
Music video storylineThe video features Christie Brinkley as the titular “uptown girl” and follows her romantic relationship with Billy Joel’s character, who plays a working-class “downtown guy.” The video also features Joel and his band performing the song in various locations, including a subway station.
Legacy“Uptown Girl” remains one of Billy Joel’s most popular and beloved songs, and is considered a classic of 1980s pop music. It has been covered by numerous artists and featured in films, TV shows, and commercials. The music video is also notable for helping to launch Christie Brinkley’s career as a model.

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