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New York, New York - Frank Sinatra - HQ Audio

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(The audio on this video has been enhanced with a studio version of the track) - J.R. "Theme from New York, New York" (or "New York, New York") is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York, New York (1977). It was written for and performed in the film by Liza Minnelli. In 1979, it was recorded by Sinatra, for his album Trilogy: Past Present Future (1980), and has since become closely associated with him. 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 1978. (It was not even nominated for the Academy Award for 'Best Song'). Subsequently, Sinatra recorded it in 1979 for his 1980 Trilogy set (Reprise Records), and it became one of his signature songs. The single peaked at #32 in June 1980, becoming his final Top Forty charting hit. Sinatra made two more studio recordings of the song in 1981 (for his NBC TV special The Man and His Music) and 1993 (for Capitol Records). 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. It has been played over the loudspeakers at both the original and current Yankee Stadiums at the end of every Yankee home game since July 1980 The song is also played a few seconds after the ball drop in Times Square every New Year's, after "Auld Lang Syne".[