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Songs written about famous people

POSTED: 6:47 PM Apr 09 2014   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Apr 27 2015

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.

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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. Brinkley and Joel, who divorced in 1994 after nine years of marriage, are seen here with their daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, in 2010.

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