Here we will take a look at 10 songs with New York in the title. Hope you enjoy.
1. Frank Sinatra – New York, New York
Where else to start in a list of songs with New York in the title than this classic Frank Sinatra hit. The first time this song hit the UK charts was in the Autumn of 1980 when it climbed to a rather disappointing number 59. It was re-released in the UK in early 1986 and hit a peak of number 4, staying on the charts for 7 weeks.
2. Sting – Englishman in New York
Much like the Frank Sinatra song New York, New York, this Sting song struggled on initial release, only reaching a peak of number 51 in the UK charts in 1988. It was re-released two years later and managed to rise up to a peak of number 15, staying in the UK charts for a total of five weeks.
3. Hello – New York Groove
The band Hello first hit the UK charts with the number 6 hit Tell Him in November 1974. This song here was their follow up single and reached a peak of number 9. They failed to have another hit in the UK until 2007 when they hit number 4 in the UK charts with Here (In Your Arms).
4. Bee Gees – New York Mining Disaster 1941
Long before they made the career choice to sing in falsetto voices, the Bee Gees had quite a few big hits in the UK. This one here was their debut hit and reached a peak of number 12 in the UK charts as far back as April 1967.
5. T. Rex – New York City
Not the biggest hit that T. Rex had in the UK, but nonetheless it still managed to hit a peak of number 15 in the summer of 1975!
6. Simon and Garfunkel – The Only Living Boy In New York
This song was never released as a single in the UK. It appeared on their 5th and final studio album Bridge Over Troubled Water.
7. The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale In New York
Arguably the best Christmas song of all time. It first hit the UK charts in December 1987 when it hit a peak of number 2. It was re-released in 1991 and hit number 36 in the UK charts. In more recent years it has been a chart hit in the UK every single year, hitting number 3 in 2005, number 6 in 2006, number 4 in 2007, number 12 in 2008, number 12 in 2009, number 17 in 2010 and number 13 in 2011!
8. Pet Shop Boys – New York City Boy
The Pet Shop Boys may have had their career peak from the mid 80’s to the early 90’s but the number of top 20 hits they have enjoyed right up to today is phenomenal. Take this song for example. Not one of their best known songs yet in October 1999 it reached a peak of number 14 in the UK charts.
9. The Strokes – New York City Cops
The Strokes first hit the UK charts with the double A-Side Hard To Explain and New York City Cops, reaching a peak of number 16 in the summer of 2001.
10. Eagles – New York Minute
Written by Don Henley and first appearing on his 1989 solo album The End Of Innocence, the Eagles performed their cover version for their 1995 album Hell Freezes Over.
P.S. This article was originally published by the same author on Triond on the 25th of November 2012 and can be found by clicking HERE.