The city that's called The Big Apple has inspired some of the most memorable music ever written and recorded. Sinatra recorded it two years later, but since then his rendition has become the unofficial anthem of New York City. The only problem with the track was the level of inundation at NY sports stadiums, radio stations, and any public event expressing NYC pride, which left even some Jay-Z fans tired of his hit. You can tell by his attitude, Jay-Z is most definitely from New York. The lyrics by bassist Dee Dee Ramone allude to a spot in Manhattan known for male prostitution in the s. The song is a mix of musical styles, a melting pot tune that topped the charts when Franklin re-recorded it in The riff is too good to stop playing the song over some socially sensitive lyrics. The Canadian singer-songwriter tells us of a less-idealized New York through his signature morose poetry and longing monotone.
This article lists songs about New York City , which are either set there or named after a location or feature of the city. It is not intended to include songs where New York is simply "name-checked" along with other cities. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia list article. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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It was written for and performed in the film by Liza Minnelli. It remains one of the best-known songs about New York City. In it finished 31 on AFI's Years He occasionally performed it live with Minnelli as a duet. Sinatra recorded it a second time for his album Duets , with Tony Bennett. Minnelli's original recording of the song also used in the Tony Bennett version in Duets uses the following closing line:. The song did not become a popular hit until it was picked up in concert by Frank Sinatra during his performances at Radio City Music Hall in October It was not even nominated for the Academy Award for 'Best Song'. Subsequently, Sinatra recorded it in for his Trilogy set Reprise Records , and it became one of his signature songs. The single peaked at 32 in June , becoming his final Top 40 hit.
When the singer and songwriter Holly Humberstone began working with the writer and producer Rob Milton on her debut EP, they quickly arrived at a shorthand for the kinds of lyrics they were aiming for. What they land on, in song after song, is a striking blend of offhand conversation and acutely detailed storytelling, verses that feel like whispers into the ear of an intimate. Her lovely voice is fluttery and precise, and also oozy, hanging over her songs like low, enveloping fog. And while she sings with pop-soul swing, her music, full of haunted piano and parched indie rock guitar, has gravity and stickiness. Humberstone is the third youngest of four sisters. After high school, she spent a year at a performing arts college in Liverpool before dropping out to move back home. By that time, though, she was already beginning to work on her own music, commuting to London for her burgeoning career.