The Crystals


Uptown where he can hold his head up high
Uptown, he knows that I'll be standing by
And when I take his hand, there's no man who could put him down
The world is sweet, it's at his feet when he's uptown

The Crystals, 'Uptown'

The Crystals are an American vocal group based in New York, considered one of the defining acts of the girl group era of the first half of the 1960s. Their 1961–1964 chart hits, including “There’s No Other (Like My Baby)”, “Uptown”, “He’s Sure the Boy I Love”, “He’s a Rebel”, “Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)” and “Then He Kissed Me”, featured three successive female lead singers, and were all produced by Phil Spector. The latter three songs were originally ranked #267, #114, and #493, respectively, on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.