Frank Sinatra - Theme From Lyrics New York New York

Frank Sinatra – Theme From Lyrics New York New York

Lyrics New York New York

“Theme From New York, New York”

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 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’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’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

Writer(s): Fred Ebb, John Kander


This song is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film “New York, New York” (1977). It was written for and performed in the film by Liza Minnelli.

The song became a popular hit after Frank Sinatra performed it at Radio City Music Hall in October 1978.

Frank Sinatra recorded his version of the song with slightly different lyrics for his album “Trilogy: Past Present Future” (1980). It became one of his signature songs. He performed it live with Liza Minnelli as a duet.

Two more studio recordings of the song was made by Frank Sinatra: in 1981 for his NBC TV special “The Man and His Music” and in 1993 for Capitol Records.

“Theme From New York, New York” was re-recorded by Frank Sinatra for his 1993 album “Duets” with Tony Bennett. That version uses Liza Minnelli’s original closing lines.

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