New York, New York by Frank Sinatra

Theme from New York, New York is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York, New York (1977). This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

New York, New York by Frank Sinatra


Beginner and intermediate students.

Facts about the song

  • Song:
    New York, New York

  • Album:
    New York, New York

  • Date of release:
    June 21, 1977
  • Genre:
    Traditional pop
  • Lenght of the song:
    3 minutes and 16 seconds.
  • Writer:
    Fred Ebb, John Kander

Interesting information about the song

The song has been embraced as a celebration of New York City, and is often heard at New York-area social events, such as weddings and bar mitzvahs. Many sports teams in the New York area have played this song in their arenas/stadiums, but the New York Yankees are the most prominent example.

The video

Official Music Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Eexpressions that may be useful to students:

  • 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

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here

Related materials:

New York City
New York City Points of Interest
The United States
Frank Sinatra New York
The Empire State Building (documentary)