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Christie Brinkley, who inspired “Uptown Girl,” dances to the song at a Billy Joel concert

Christie Brinkley, who inspired “Uptown Girl,” dances to the song at a Billy Joel concert

After more than four decades Christie Brinkley She's still an “uptown girl.”

The model danced as her ex-husband Billy Joel performed “Uptown Girl” during a concert at his Madison Square Garden residence in New York City on April 26.

On April 27, Brinkley She posted a video on Instagram For dancing and singing along to Joel's 1983 song, while she was captured in a TikTok video Enjoy the melody on the jumbotron.

“Uptown Girl” remains one of Joel's biggest hits Brinkley appears in the video, she plays a sophisticated upper-class woman, while Joel plays a blue-collar mechanic. The pair were dating at the time, and the song peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In a 2010 interview with Howard Stern, Joel He confirmed that the song was written about Brinkleyalthough he said he was not dating her when he started writing it and the idea for the track began after a chance meeting with Brinkley, Whitney Houston and Elle Macpherson, whom he was dating at the time.

Brinkley and Joel were married in 1985 and have a daughter, Alexa Ray Joel. The couple divorced in 1994.

Brinkley's Instagram clip also showed her with daughter Sailor Brinkley Cook, whom she shares with ex-husband Peter Cook, while Joel performed “Piano Man,” the Rolling Stones' “Start Me Up,” “We Didn't Start the Fire” and “We Didn't Start the Fire”. “The longest time.” Brinkley also shared footage of Alexa Rae singing “Say Goodbye to Hollywood” and Lulu singing “To Sir with Love” to her father.

“Thank you for singing the song @billyjoel and @alexarayjoel to us, you made us feel so good! Just a few snippets of a magical evening in the park!” Brinkley wrote in part.

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American singer-songwriter Billy Joel and model Christie Brinkley during the filming of the music video for Joel's song “Uptown Girl” in 1983. Vinny Zuffanti/Getty Images file

“I feel like it's the kind of song that, I don't know, one should sing to their hero. So it seems appropriate: 'You're my hero, dad,'” Alexa Ray told her father before pointing out that he's also a hero in New York and saying, “This is for you.”

She then sang to him while he sat at the piano.

Brinkley Post two more clips From Alexa Ray singing “Say Goodbye to Hollywood” he was clearly moved by this moment, as Joel's stay It's coming to an end this year.

“Before @billyjoel's historic stay at @thegarden becomes a slowly fading souvenir… another unforgettable night!” Alexa Rae and her bob in perfect harmony, say goodbye to Hollywood for the last time in this gorgeous, massive arena that Billy has transformed into his cozy living room,” She commented on the videos.

“And then, as if this charming duet wasn't enough, tears welled up when she surprised her dad with 'To Sir With Love' (technical difficulties in my video so it wasn't filmed) but trust me it was the embodiment of sweetness. Billy was of his word, Faklimpt!