New York, New York

Album: Trilogy: Past, Present and Future (1977)
Charted: 4 32
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  • Start spreading the news, I'm leaving today
    I want to be a part of it, New York, New York
    These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray
    Right through the very heart of it, New York, New York

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

    These little town blues, are melting away
    I'm gonna make a brand new start of it, in old New York
    If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere
    It's up to you, New York, New York

    New York, New York
    I want to wake up in a city, that never sleeps
    To find I'm a number one, head of the list,
    Cream of the crop at the top of the heap.

    These little town blues, are melting away
    I'm gonna make a brand new start of it, in old New York
    If I can make it there, I'm gonna make it anywhere
    It's up to you, New York, New YorkWriter/s: John Kander, Fred Ebb
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 10

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 27th 1980, "Theme from New York, New York" by Frank Sinatra entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #76; and on June 8th it peaked at #32 (for 2 weeks) and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #54 in the United Kingdom; and when re-leased in the U.K. in 1986 it peaked at #4...
    May Mr. Sinatra R.I.P. (1915 - 1998).
  • Austin from Lodi, NjAgreed Brian
  • Ken from Louisville, KyIronically this is the SECOND "New York, New York" song Sinatra recorded. The first was from the movie musical "On The Town" where he sang a completely different song ("New York, New York, a wonderful town, The Bronx is up and the Battery's down...") with Gene Kelly and Jules Munshin.
  • Ken from Louisville, KyRobert De Niro was an executive producer on the film and rejected several submissions for the theme song until this one. He felt it captured the movie's "feel" perfectly.
  • Johnnyk from Central, CtCat Power has a wonderful interpretation of this song on her latest album.....and I like "New York State of Mind" (Ben Sidran version) better as a NYC theme
  • Jeff from Austin, Txmy all time favorite Karaoke classic
  • Rick from Chester Twp. , NjNote: Until last season, Frank's version was played at Yankee Stadium at the end of a winning game. They played Liza's version when they lost!
  • Rick from Chester Twp. , NjCORRECTION!Northern New Jersey, home to both the football Giants and Jets, is predominately Yankee territory. Many players have resided in NJ since it is close to the stadium via the GWB. Yogi Berra has lived in the Montclair area for more than 50 years. The area has a very large Italian-American population (possibly 20+%). My generation idolized Joe DiMaggio. Later Yogi and Phil Rizzuto, who also lived in the Hillside area for more than 50 years. Now we have Derek Jeter...who was born in New Jersey and lived in North Arlington during his pre-school years. In regard to the Mets, we have room for them too. Manager Willie Randolph (a former Yankee) lives in Franklyn Park. NJ is also home to a large percentage of Wall Streeters..excellent commute. One of the reasons that the state has the highest per capita income in the nation.

    Rick Busciglio (
  • Mark from Lancaster, OhThis is one of those famous pieces of recorded music in which they left the mistakes in: Mr Sinatra seems to have lost track of the lyrics somewhere toward the end. Doesn't matter: it's Frank Sinatra, and he can do what he wants.
  • Brian from New York, NyThe Yankees represent ALL of New York. Not just Manhattan. Most people from New York root for the Yankees. Also, Jersey is Yankee territory and most of my family from Long Island roots for the Yankees. You're basically a loser if you root for the Mets!
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