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New York, New York (song)
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New York, New York (song)

For the city, see City of New York. For other meanings, see New York, New York (disambiguation).

"New York, New York" is the title of at least three notable songs.

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1 Bernstein-Comden-Green
2 Kander-Ebb
3 Ryan Adams


The song from the 1946 musical On the Town has music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The first line of this one is "New York, New York, it's a hell of a town: the Bronx is up and the Battery's down."


The song from the 1977 Martin Scorsese film New York, New York has music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, and is performed in the film by Liza Minnelli. It did not become a popular hit until it was recorded by Frank Sinatra and became one of his signature songs. The first line of the song is "Start spreadin' the news, I'm leaving today."

It is played over the Yankee Stadium loudspeakers at the end of New York Yankees baseball games. The Sinatra version is played after a Yankees win, and the Minnelli version is played after a loss. This is also done at Shea Stadium at the end of New York Mets games. The song is also played during the post parade of the Belmont Stakes.

Ryan Adams

The song composed and performed by American alt-country musician Ryan Adams appeared on his 2001 album Gold. The song's music video, showing Adams performing in front of the city's skyline, was filmed several days before the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.