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The lyrics describe a working-class " downtown man" attempting to woo a wealthy " uptown girl". It was released on September 29,on his ninth studio album An Innocent Man According to an interview with Howard SternJoel had originally titled the song "Uptown Girls" and it was conceived on an occasion when he was surrounded by Christie BrinkleyWhitney Houston and his then-girlfriend Elle Macpherson.
According to numerous interviews with Joel, the song was initially written about his relationship with Macpherson, but it ended up also becoming about his soon-to-be wife, Brinkley, both women being two of the most famous supermodels of the s. It was the second biggest-selling single of in the United Kingdom behind only Culture Club 's " Karma Chameleon ", which Heathrow - Catfish And The Bottlemen - The Ride had knocked off the number-one position on November 1, The song was the 19th biggest-selling single of the s in the United Kingdomsellingcopies.
It has sold over 1. It was released on March 6, as the first single from the album. It was also the Comic Relief charity single. The Westlife version is slightly shorter than the Billy Joel version because one of the verses was repeated in the Billy Joel version which was not repeated in the Westlife version. Band member Shane Filan was the featured 'Legend' and judged the participants. He also performed the song on his solo tours. It became the biggest selling single of and the tenth best-selling single of all-time in Ireland.
In the United Kingdom, it was the sixth best selling single of and the 24th best-selling single of the decade in the UK chartswith sales ofcopies. It became the band's biggest selling single paid-for and combined sales categories in the UK and also achieved the highest first week salescopies of any of their singles.
It has since been certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for shipments ofcopies. It is also their second most streamed song in the United Kingdom of all-time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Up Mic Check - Various - Friends, Fools & Family II girl.
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