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New York, New York

Frank Sinatra

Album Trilogy: Past Present Future

“New York, New York” is one of American jazz singer, songwriter and actor Frank Sinatra’s most well-known and well-loved songs. “New York, New York” was originally recorded by Liza Minelli for the theme song from the 1977 Martin Scorsese film of the same name. Written by Fred Ebb and John Kander, Sinatra recorded a cover of the song in 1979, and released it on his 1980 album, “Trilogy: Past Present Future”.

Sinatra’s version of the song altered lyrics of the original. For example, the original version of “New York, New York” ended with the line: “come on come through, New York, New York”, with Sinatra’s version ending “It’s up to you, New York, New York”. In 1981, the track was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male”.

The official music video for “New York, New York” was uploaded to his official YouTube channel in October 2016. The video is a live performance of the track and has over 2.9 million views since its upload. On Spotify, the song has over 83.1 million streams worldwide.

Release Date: April 1980

Songwriter/s: Fred Ebb, John Kander

Producer: Sonny Burke

Label: Reprise

Chart Rankings & Certifications: “New York, New York” hit the British, Canadian and US charts in its year of release, reaching #2 in Canada, #59 in the UK, and #32, #10 and #35 on various US charts.

The lyrics to “New York, New York” can be viewed here: LINK

Added by Tala Woods

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