Composed by John Kander, with lyrics by Fred Ebb "New York, New York" is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film of the same name. It was written for and performed in the film by Liza Minnelli. The song did not become a popular hit until sung in concert by Frank Sinatra in October 1978. It subsequently became one of his signature songs peaking at No. 32 in June 1980 and was his final Top Forty chart hit.
The lyrics of the Sinatra versions differ slightly from the original. Notably, the phrase "A-number-one", which does not appear at all in the original lyrics, is sung twice at the song's rallentando climax. Ebb has said he "didn't even like" Sinatra's use of "A-number-one". The phrase is both the first and fourth on a list of four superlative titles the singer strives to achieve — "A-number-one, top of the list, king of the hill, A-number-one" — where Ebb's original lyrics (performed by Minnelli) were "king of the hill, head of the list, cream of the crop, at the top of the heap."
This is a one-off single rhythm complete with intro's/endings/fills & variations written in the style of the song for newer Ketron instruments. (Please note this is not a song file - often referred to as a midi file - that refers to and plays only one song. Subject to the chords you play on your instrument this style can be used for many numbers of which New York New York is just one).
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