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Songs written about famous people

POSTED: 05:47 PM CDT Apr 09, 2014    UPDATED: 01:00 AM CDT Apr 10, 2014 

Songwriters find inspiration in many places, but often times the best muses turn out to be the people in their lives. Here are just some songs famously inspired by other people.

songs about people - Uptown Girl
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"Uptown Girl" was written by Billy Joel about his then girlfriend, model Elle Macpherson, and his soon-to-be-wife Christie Brinkley, the latter of whom also appeared in the music video for the song.

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