New York, New York

ny-ny

PROFILE
Composer John Kander
Lyricist Fred Ebb
Year Written 1977
About New York, New York
This song was written for the 1977 Martin Scorsese film, New York, New York. TIt was written for Liza Minelli, who performed it in the movie. It is, for many, the quintessential New York song. The American Film Institute ranked it #31 on the AFIs list of the top 100 songs written for film.

Lyrics

Start spreadin’ the news, I’m leavin’ 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 never sleeps
And find I’m king of the hill
Top of the heap

These little town blues, are melting away
I’ll 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
And find I’m A number one, top of the list
King of the hill, A number one….

These little town blues, are melting away
I’ll 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

Session / Album Information

1993

“New York, New York” was recorded in 1993 as a duet with Frank Sinatra and released on the Capital Records album Frank Sinatra: Duets.

This recording released on:

  • 2011: Disc #2 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK2) Rarities, Outtakes & Other Delights, Vol. 2

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes