“That song is about New York falling apart. In 1990, a remix by Dutch producer Ben Liebrand was released as a single and hit #15. But when Keys comes roaring onto the chorus, that’s when the chills form and you feel the utter infatuation with the area. which opened on December 27, 1934 (and closed in May 1935) and was performed by J. Harold Murray. The song became a popular hit after Frank Sinatra performed it at Radio City Music Hall in October 1978. 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 And make a brand new start of it New York, New York I want to wake up in the city that doesn't sleeps To 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 … It’s there—in a somber way—in LCD Soundsystem’s lilting, lovely, relatable (if you’ve ever spent considerable time in the city, that is) “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.” It’s even there in Taylor Swift’s charged 1989 opener, “Welcome To New York,” the kind of classic awestruck, bright-lights banger the city so often inspires. 2. Purple Mountains: “Snow Is Falling In Manhattan”, 16. The last song on the album before we hit the orchestral score is the romantic ballad, "Our Love Never Ends." According to Ryuma Matsuzaka, who produced and directed the clip, the idea to bring Japanese artists in New York together for the video came when he found himself humming the song one day. In a New York minute, everything can change In a New York minute, you can get out of the rain In a New York minute, everything can change In a New York minute. With The Strokes being one of New York’s most essential bands, it’s fitting that they would have a song that references such an overwhelmingly visible presence in the city. Yes, his vocal positively oozes exuberance—listening to signature lines like “I want to wake up in a city that doesn’t sleep,” it’s hard to imagine that Sinatra wasn’t being sincere about the subject, especially having grown up across the Hudson River in Hoboken, N.J., right in view of Manhattan’s fabled skyline. We've found 10,738 lyrics, 127 artists, and 47 albums matching new york. —Ellen Johnson, There’s no debate as to which 2019 song is the best and truest NYC ballad. “Autumn in New York” is a jazz standard composed by Vernon Duke in 1934 for the Broadway musical Thumbs Up! Baby, I'm from New York Concrete jungle where dreams are made of There's nothing you can't do Now you're in New York These streets will make you feel brand new Big lights will inspire you Hear it from New York, New York, New York! Though the Beastie Boys were just beginning to take their show on the road circa 1986, this hit made it clear they’d never leave Brooklyn behind. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, by far the highest charting single from any of the four solo albums. At the peak of her powers, Minelli was able to match Sinatra’s booming presence pound for pound, so it’s not just Sinatra’s larger-than-life quality that cemented his version in history. When an inebriated old man also in the cell sings a passage from the Irish ballad 'The Rare Old Mountain Dew', the narrator begins to dream about the song's female character. If you believe the speaker in the chorus, the goal is no less than world domination. Nothing Like the Sun, released in October 1987. With expertly twangy guitar work, plenty of humming and harmonica and the mellow, humble attitude of all the James Taylor-types who made this era of soft-rock so freakin’ endearing, Jim Croce chronicles the ups and downs of love and loss in the life of a classic, 30-something road dog. As one of the worst coronavirus hotspots in the U.S., New Yorkers have been forced to show up by hunkering down, isolating in tiny apartments, town homes and studio flats and avoiding the sacred public spaces that normally serve as ad hoc living rooms, kitchens, gathering spaces and homes away from home when actual home is a 900-square-foot closet shared with two other people. Theme from New York, New York" (or "New York, New York") is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York, New York (1977), composed by John Kander, with lyrics by Fred Ebb. “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z with Alicia Keys (2009) Of all the world's glitzy capitals, New York is … It’s her way of telling the story driving “Autumn in New York” through her own lens, not Duke’s or anyone else’s for that matter. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Soundtrack Music - Complete Song List | Tunefind Beastie Boys: “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”, 1. Now more associated with Christmas (in the UK) this Pogues song title was lifted from a book by J. P. Donleavy. Is it the choice of material or the spare surroundings that make it so effective? Imagine living that every minute of your life. Up to that point, the pair had always partnered musically and shared a bond, which was now breaking. The friend he was talking about is author Quentin Crisp. We’re with you Leonard, let’s do this. Branford Marsalis played soprano saxophone on the track, while the drums were played by Manu Katché and the percussion by Mino Cinélu.. —Ellen Johnson, You might recognize Harry, the 1969 self-titled effort from one of soft-rock’s greatest rascals, Harry Nilsson, as the inspiration for much of the music in the 1998 film You’ve Got Mail. The raucous, Rick Rubin-produced party anthem is nothing if not a posse cut, with Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, Michael “Mike D” Diamond and the late Adam “MCA” Yauch swapping rowdy bars fast and furiously, with an iconic shout-along chorus at its core. Simon sent letters to keep in touch with Garfunkel and update him on the album's progress. Yet, it’s undeniably about New York City. And in these days, darkness falls early And people rush home to the ones they love You'd better take a fool's advice than take care of your own One day they're here, next day they're gone It works almost like an antithesis to Mitchell’s “Chelsea Morning.” Her NYC scene was a bright, light spring morning; his, a dark, cozy winter’s night. Frehley originally "scoffed" at the idea of the remake, but co-producer Eddie Kramer persisted. A live version of the song can be found on the Japanese version of the 1996 Kiss album You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!! If we’re to name one rendition of Duke’s songcraft as definitive, it is, or should be, hers; Holiday’s voice gives the myriad conflicts and contradictions in the lyrics her stamp and a clearly drawn set of distinctions between the good of New York versus the bad. New York City is infinite, therefore its potential for musical muse is also infinite. With its brooding refrains and skewed imagery (only Paul Banks could make a line like “The subway is a porno” sound deep), “NYC” functions as Turn on the Bright Lights’ de facto title track, and perhaps a larger signifier of the era. All State Songs. The New York Boulders use this song as their victory song as well. They sent it in to Roc Nation for Jay-Z to record to it, but it received some less-than-positive reviews, leaving them to think that it would never become anything. Now you're in New York! New York City is famous for its frantic pace, thus a "New York Minute" is even faster than a regular minute. In the video, a grown Sharon Van Etten walks with her younger self through old NYC stomping grounds—Union Pool, Baby’s All Right, the Marcy Street JM subway stop. “I used to be free / I used to be seventeen.” Since then, she’s achieved some of those dreams she was chasing around Manhattan and Brooklyn, but she has also since relocated to L.A. And that might be the biggest pill to swallow. Three sailors, 24 hours, one city—Leonard Bernstein’s first Broadway musical, On The Town (1954), kicks off with this rousing clarion call as a group of Navy boys hit New York on shore leave for one memorable day. Is This It came out in the summer of 2001, just a few months before the 9/11 attacks, so later copies of the record removed the song, which some found in poor taste due to its jabs at the city’s first responders. The original version by Hello is featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto IV on the in-game radio station Liberty Rock Radio, as well as being one of four songs to play during the end credits after the games theme played. —Ellen Johnson, Frank Sinatra’s version of “Autumn in New York,” Vernon Duke’s 1934 jazz standard, is the only one to enjoy any chart success as a single one and a half decades later, but Billie Holiday’s take on the song is unimpeachably, undeniably, unequivocally better. View phone numbers, addresses, public records, background check reports and possible arrest records for In Song in New York (NY). The love for New York has always loomed big in Murphy’s music, from his love of The Velvet Underground and CBGB and the artists that come along with that, but “New York, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down” is his love song for a love he’ll never be able to shake, no matter if it still disappoints him. Or imagine having to operate in the miserable New York music scene, which the Gotobeds mock at the start of “New York’s Alright.” New York’s okay, but you can also do cool stuff in whatever town you’re in—and that town needs it more. That’s what the whole record’s about.” —Zach Schonfeld, The Ramones were my first true love, but it wasn’t until I lived in New York City (Queens, specifically) that I fully understood the gist of their bare-bones Beach Boys ode “Rockaway Beach.” It’s not a beach song, per se, but a song about how gross and sticky the city feels on a sweltering day; it’s about escapism, about getting to the beach. Live in New York City (DVD) Live in Barcelona The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story. Sting said about the song in the liner notes for "...Nothing Like the Sun" album, "I wrote "Englishman in New York for a friend of mine who moved from London to New York in his early seventies to a small rented apartment in the Bowery at a time in his life when most people have settled down forever." The Iona Gaels (since 2005) and New York City Football Club (since 2016) use "New York Groove" after winning home games. "Take the 'A' Train," Duke Ellington (1941) For fans of: Transit, uptown. The lushly composed “struggle song” melds the personal and the universal, with Womack (who was born into poverty in Cleveland) recalling his own battle “to break out of the ghetto,” and lamenting racial and geographical divisions that still persist today: “The family on the other side of town / would catch hell without a ghetto around / In every city you find the same thing going down.” “Across 110th Street,” too, still resonates, spanning generations as a soulful anthem for marginalized folks fighting to survive, whether in New York City or any other. "Welcome to New York," Taylor Swift. Recorded in 2009, Jay-Z’s huge single quickly … As long as NYC stands, people will write songs about it. It’s got some good things to do, but it can also be a huge drag. The lyrics paint a picture of a bygone New York City, one where up-and-coming rock musicians like Van Etten ran wild. I tried to capture the multicultural elements of the music in New York. Le Tigre perfectly encapsulates that childlike thrill with a more rebellious twist in their 1999 song “My My Metrocard.” The vibrant power-punk guitar repetition punctuated by the infectious tambourines brought an edgy twist to the beloved girl groups of the ’60s with Kathleen Hanna’s iconic yelping vocals. Also featured is Lennon's paean to his adopted home, "New York City," with allusions to doping clerics and transsexual rockers as well as the highly quotable line, "What a bad-ass city!" The film Golden Exits (2017) begins with a character singing the song. —Zane Warman, That’s the right attitude to have. Godley & Creme released a song called "An Englishman In New York" in 1979. The New York Giants use "New York Groove" at home games after scoring a touchdown as well as Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI. The New York Giants use "New York Groove" at home games after scoring a touchdown as well as Super Bowl XLII and Super Bowl XLVI. It immediately lifted his spirits and he believed it could do the same for others. —Saby Reyes-Kulkarni, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’s thundering, wholesome and proud ode to New York City was originally created by a couple of other artists, PAngela Hunte and Janet “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic during a trip to London where they both felt homesick. It remains one of the best-known songs about New York City. The song became a popular hit after Frank Sinatra performed it at Radio City Music Hall in October 1978. Maybe the city at its peak still exists to someone, but not for him. The New York Mets play "New York Groove" immediately following a victory at Citi Field. We hope they inspire a little of that NYC strength and spirit in you. As the lead single from their debut album Criminal Minded, released that same year, “South Bronx” is notorious for its role in “The Bridge Wars” that pitted BDP against Queens rapper MC Shan after he released “The Bridge.” The song memorably samples James Brown’s “Get Up Offa That Thing” and undeniably launched KRS-One’s groundbreaking career not only as a skilled rapper but an exemplary lyricist. Ace Frehley, best known as the lead guitarist of Kiss, recorded "New York Groove" for his first solo album, Ace Frehley, released in 1978; the album was released concurrently with solo albums from the other three Kiss members: Peter Criss, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. "The Only Living Boy in New York" is a song written by Paul Simon and performed by Simon and Garfunkel. The song was also issued as the B-Side to the duo's "Cecilia" single. (and the U.S. vinyl version) recorded in Sydney, Australia in 1980, which would also make it one of the few live recordings released by the group to feature longtime drummer Eric Carr. New York has had a lot thrown at it, especially this year. Most New York lyric: “The Bronx is up but the Battery’s down / The people ride in a hole in the ground” The song was re-released in a new remix featuring rapper Ghostface Killah. 3. I'm an Englishman in New York See me walking down Fifth Avenue A walking cane here at my side I take it everywhere I walk I'm an Englishman in New York I'm an alien I'm a legal alien I'm an Englishman in New York I'm an alien I'm a legal alien I'm an Englishman in New York If, "Manners maketh man" as someone said Then he's the hero of the day That doesn’t mean it’s as shiny and wonderful as you’ve been led to believe in every romantic comedy and rock album ever made, but it is one of the most resilient cities we’ve got. In the year following my move, I was forcefully optimistic and tried very hard to paper over my fears about making new friends with empty reassurances. No matter where you’re from, you’ll feel like you live in Manhattan when you listen to it. Having gone from slinging crack in Brooklyn’s Marcy projects to hobnobbing... "N.Y. State of Mind," Nas. The friend he was talking about is author Quentin Crisp. She’s in anguish. For others, it’s akin to an orchestra. State of Mind” and ceases to relent. It resonated with the world, going more than five times platinum. This song is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film "New York, New York" (1977). He’s intricate and articulate throughout the record, delivering some of hip hop’s classic lines. Alicia Keys: “Empire State of Mind”, 2. Ken from Louisville, Ky Ironically this is the SECOND "New York, New York" song Sinatra recorded. And together, the two made history with a rousing love letter to the Big Apple. Fairytale of New York . The "Englishman" in question is the famous eccentric Quentin Crisp. It has the feel of something written in secret, quickly and quietly. Streets of New York Lyrics: Nasty (yeah, yeah) / (New York, New York, New York, New York) / Ayo, black, it's time again! The song’s main subject was Quentin Crisp, a British writer.Sting said this about the song in the liner notes for Nothing Like the Sun: —Trey Alston, One of the late Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s best-known hits, Bobby Womack’s “Across 110th Street” shares its name with the 1972 blaxploitation film for which it was written and recorded, as well as the line dividing the hard streets of Harlem from the northern edge of Central Park. —Andy Crump, Forget best Velvet Underground songs—this one’s arguably one of the best songs, period. Jay-Z feat. "New York Groove" is a song written by English singer/songwriter Russ Ballard, which was a hit for two different artists: the band Hello in 1975, and Ace Frehley in 1978. "Theme from New York, New York" (or "New York, New York") is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York, New York (1977), composed by John Kander, with lyrics by Fred Ebb. Compare and contrast that with Tony Bennett’s rendition at the 2002 Newport Jazz Festival. A sample of the song's main riff and rhythm (1975 Hello version) was used by the Argentine rock band Soda Stereo for their song "Zoom" from the album Sueño Stereo in 1995. Godley & Creme released a song called "An Englishman In New York" in 1979. Frehley once told Rolling Stone magazine that his unique take on the song was inspired by his experience with hookers in New York City's Times Square in the 1970s. New York designated "I Love New York" by Steve Karmen as the official state song in 2009 ("I Love NY" was also adopted as the official state slogan in 2009). "Once Upon a Time in New York City" is a song that plays at the beginning of the 1988 Disney animated film Oliver & Company. The pounding track about waiting to score whatever $26 will get you has been covered by the likes of David Bowie, Beck and Belle & Sebastian, but no one does it quite like the original. It is the eighth track from the American pop duo's fifth and final studio album, Bridge Over Troubled Water. The song has been used as the background promotional music for the 2014 and 2015 TCS New York City Marathons. Branford Marsalis played soprano saxophone on the track, while the drums were played by … Hearing Berman’s lyrical poetry is nothing new, but there’s something so special about this particular description of New York. The lyrics for "Zoom" were written by Gustavo Cerati. And to be fair to The Strokes, given recent events, the barbaric department is pretty clearly not worth defending, and in the controversial chorus, Julian Casablancas is only regurgitating lines from “Nina,” some character who “just can’t stop saying” the phrase “New York City cops, but they ain’t too smart.” A classic New York City band influenced by other classic New York City bands, singing about a specifically New York City institution is about as NYC as it gets. to 1st and 8th Aves, Annie Clark bemoans the loss of a lover—presumably her ex, Cara Delevingne—and her friends, who like many in the arts community this decade, packed up their belongings and moved to Los Angeles. “Downtown harks back / halfway up the street,” she sings. —Ross Bonaime, © 2021 Paste Media Group. One swipe of a plastic card opens the floodgates to just about anything, and Le Tigre reminds you to take advantage of it. What’s the conspiracy, exactly? New York’s alright. Perhaps this time and place are cozy and full of wonder for you, with delicately hung mistletoe and snowy strolls down Fifth Avenue. —Jade Gomez, Jim Croce offers a proper antithesis to his contemporary Harry Nilsson’s “I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City” in “New York’s Not My Home,” where he bemoans every aspect of the city after living there for a year. The British glam rock band Hello first recorded the song in 1975, for their debut album, Keeps Us Off the Streets.