Billy Joel – Uptown Girl

“Uptown Girl” is a song written and performed by musician Billy Joel, first released in 1983 on his album An Innocent Man. The lyrics describe a working-class “downtown man” attempting to woo a wealthy “uptown girl.” Although “Uptown Girl” was not as successful in the U.S. as “Tell Her About It,” the first single released from An Innocent Man, the single was still a big hit for Joel. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard charts in the US and #1 in the United Kingdom, staying at that position for 5 weeks; it was the second biggest selling single of 1983 in the United Kingdom behind only Culture Club’s “Karma Chameleon”, which Joel had knocked off the number one position on November 1, 1983.