Start spreadin' the news, I'm leavin' 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 want to 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'll make a brand new start of it
In old New York
If I can make it there
I'm gonna make it anywhere
It's up to you, New York
New York
New York

Lyrics submitted by kevin

Theme From New York, New York Lyrics as written by John Kander Fred Ebb

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  • +3
    General CommentI think this song is about New York
    hrvoje948on February 05, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe jazz! The sax, the drums, Franks AMAZING voice... all comes together to make THE best song in the world... EVER!

    You can feel the swing as it plays.. cant help tapping my feet and swaying my body with the soulful rhythem.

    Well done Frank!
    joe1982_yorkon December 10, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song makes sense to Frank because himself he was so desperate to make a fresh start out of Hoboken (The place where he grew up). Ive never been to NY before but if i get the chance, I'll be playing this song in a taxi or something...looking at all the scenery...
    ganz108on January 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI worship this song
    MardyAsson April 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've always felt that this is like an infomercial for New York and that some corrupt Italian-American politicians put a gun to his head and forced him to make a propaganda song like this. Maybe it's just me.
    Sirc12on August 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlast call at the bars back home in ct. when i was a kid growing up, yankee statium with my grandfather.
    jfp711on April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rocks my world. i sing for a broadway dance group. and this is one of my fav's that we sing
    Marnehoon June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rocks everyone's world. New York City is stronger than ever, juts wish the chairman could have seen it now.
    FloggingMollyon September 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok, so i love this song. when my brother was in the fifthe grade (5 years or some odd ago...), his class put on a lip sync and it was right around the time Frank Sinatra died. my big brother was frank sinatra, and it was awesome. every time i hear this song, i think of how great that was, and how great new york, new york really, truly is.
    knoxvilleon September 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta timeless classic reminiscent of a past era that never dies
    maestroon June 05, 2003   Link

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