New York, New York

Frank Sinatra

About New York, New York

"New York, New York" is a song from the 1944 musical On the Town and the 1949 MGM musical film of the same name. The music was written by Leonard Bernstein and the lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. A well known line of this song is: "New York, New York, a helluva town. The Bronx is up but The Battery's down."For the film version, the word "helluva" was changed to "wonderful" to appease the Production Code offices. In the film, the song was performed by Gene Kelly, Jules Munshin, and Frank Sinatra. In 2004, the film version finished at No. 41 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. It is not to be confused with the "Theme from New York, New York", originally performed by Liza Minnelli and later popularized by Sinatra ("Start spreadin' the news, I'm leaving today"). 


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New York, New York
Start spreading the news
You're leaving today (tell him friend)
I want to be a part of it, New York, New York
Your vagabond shoes, they are longing to stray
And steps around the heart of it, New York, New York

I wanna wake up in a city, that doesn't sleep
And find your king of the hill, top of the heap

Your small town blues, they're melting away
Don't make a brand new start of it, in Old New York
You always make it there, you make it anywhere
Its up to you, New York, New York

New York, New York
I want to wake up in a city, that doesn't sleeps
And find king of the hill one top of the list
A number one

These little town blues, are melting away
I'm gonna make a brand new start of it
Right there in Old New York
You allways make it there, You make it anywhere

Come on! New York, New York

New York!

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Frank Sinatra

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra, /sɨˈnɑːtrə/, (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and film actor of Italian origin. more »

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Written by: Fred Ebb, John Kander

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10 facts about this song

"New York, New York" is not originally a Frank Sinatra song. It was written for and first performed by Liza Minnelli in the 1977 movie named "New York, New York."
Song Release
Frank Sinatra covered the song in 1980, making it one of his signature tunes, three years after the movie came out.
Writer and Composer
The song was written by John Kander and Fred Ebb, who are also known for creating the music for the Broadway musicals "Cabaret" and "Chicago."
Album Name
"New York, New York" is a track on Frank Sinatra's 1980 studio album called "Trilogy: Past, Present and Future."
Iconic Status
Sinatra's version of the song has since become closely associated with the city of New York and is often played at New York-area events, including at home games for the New York Yankees.
Song Influence
The song has been covered and sampled by numerous artists across genres, reflecting its enduring popularity and influence.
Unofficial Anthem
"New York, New York" is often seen as an unofficial anthem of New York City.
Chart Performance
The song reached #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #4 on the Adult Contemporary chart in the U.S.
Unique Bass Trombone Introduction
The Sinatra version of the song opens with a unique bass trombone introduction and closes with a signature Sinatra flourish.
Popular Use
It's traditionally the last song played at the annual New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square.

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