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Billy Joel scored a massive hit around the world with the pop anthem 'Uptown Girl' in , and it remains one of his most popular and enduring songs. But what - or who - was the song inspired by and who also later achieved a one with a cover version?
And did Princess Diana really dance ballet to it on stage as a present for Prince Charles? Here's all the facts behind the making of the classic Billy Joel song:. The song was initially written about his relationship with model Macpherson, but it ended up also being about his soon-to-be wife, Brinkley.
He later said: "The fact that I can attract such a beautiful woman as Christie should give hope to every ugly guy in the world! Billy has also said that the song was inspired by the music style of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
The song's video shows Billy and his backup singers working as car mechanics. Christie arrives in a chauffeured Rolls-Royce, as Billy and his mates dance around her. A poster of Brinkley can also be seen in the garage, as well as on a billboard above the garage advertising 'Uptown cosmetics'.
The couple got married in They first met in on the Island of St Barts, in the Caribbean, and were married on a yacht on the Hudson River, the second marriage for both of them. Guests at the wedding included singer Paul Simon and members of the band Stray Cats. They had one child together: Alexa Ray Joel , born December 29, It was a three record in the US, and reached one in the UK, his only one in the country.
It was the second biggest-selling single of in the UK, and was the 19th biggest-selling single of the s, selling , copies. It had sold over 1. Of the many cover versions, boyband Westlife's is the most famous. In the UK, the song was recorded as 's Comic Relief single, reaching one and becoming the group's best-selling single to date.
Its music video also parodied the Billy Joel video, showing the boys trying to impress model Claudia Schiffer. As a surprise for her husband, Diana appeared on stage with dancer Wayne Sleep. A few days later, I got a letter.
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