Songs written about famous people

Published On: Apr 09 2014 06:47:01 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 11 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

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