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Frank Sinatra - Theme From New York, New York
Frank Sinatra
Writer(s) Fred Ebb, John Kander

"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. It was written for and performed in the film by Liza Minnelli. It remains one of the best-remembered songs about New York City. In 2004 it finished # 31 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema. In 1979, it was recorded by Frank Sinatra, for his album Trilogy: Past Present Future (1980), and has since become closely associated with him. He occasionally performed it live with Minnelli as a duet. Sinatra recorded it a second time for his 1993 album Duets, with Tony Bennett.

The first line of the song is:

Start spreadin' the news, I'm leaving today
I want to be a part of it: New York, New York.

The song concludes with the line:

If I can make it there, I'm gonna make it anywhere,
It's up to you, New York, New York.

Minnelli's original recording of the song (also used in the Tony Bennett version in Duets) uses the following closing line:

If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere,
Come on come through, New York, New York.

PerformancesEdit

Dates Location City Globe-green
2015
December 2 Frank Sinatra 100: An All Star Grammy Concert at Wynn & Encore Hotel at Encore Theater Las Vegas, NV Us
2016
April 13 Parker Institute Foundation Los Angeles, CA Us

  • Lady Gaga covered the song characterized as Frank Sinatra.

LyricsEdit

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 wanna wake up in that 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'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 that 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'm gonna make a brand new start of it
In old New York

And
If I can make it there
I'm gonna make it anywhere
It's up to you
New York, New York, New York

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