"The song was originally called 'Uptown Girls' not 'Uptown Girl.' I know its associated with Christie but when I started to write that song I had recently divorced prior to meeting her, all of the sudden I'm a rock star and divorced. All these women were going to go out with me. It was also inspired by the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons." - Billy Joel
''I was on vacation in the Caribbean when I was playing the piano, looked up, and saw Elle McPherson, Christie Brinkley and Whitney Houston (who was more a model than a musician at that point) standing over my piano in wonderment watching me play.'' - Billy Joel
"The fact that I can attract such a beautiful woman as Christie Brinkley should give hope to every ugly guy in the world!" - Billy Joel
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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