New York, New York (Ryan Adams song)
- For other songs of the same name, see New York, New York (disambiguation)
"New York, New York" is a song written and performed by American alt-country musician Ryan Adams. It appeared on his 2001 album Gold. The song earned Adams a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal, and the single reached #53 in the UK charts in December 2001. In 2009, the song was included in The Guardians "1000 Songs Everyone Must Hear".
|"New York, New York"|
|Single by Ryan Adams|
|from the album Gold|
|Released||November 26, 2001|
|Ryan Adams singles chronology|
The song's lyrics mention several lower Manhattan geographic references, including the intersection of Avenue A and 10th Street, Houston Street, and Avenue B. In the song, the singer reflects on his life in New York and a failed love affair.
- Ryan Adams - vocals, acoustic guitar
- Richard Causon - piano
- Chris Stills - bass
- Kamasi Washington - saxophone
- Ethan Johns - electric guitars, Hammond B-3, congas, drums
The music video features Adams performing in front of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn. Filmed on September 7, 2001, four days before the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Twin Towers can be prominently seen in the background. As a result, a message was placed at the end of the video, dedicating it to those who lost their lives, and to "those who worked to save them". Profits from the video were donated to a September 11 charity.
Adams had previously filmed and finished an entirely different video for the song, but decided at the last minute to scrap it and film a new one focusing on the Manhattan skyline (specifically the World Trade Center). The original video was not lost; it was dubbed over and reused for When the Stars Go Blue (which was covered by The Corrs in 2002 and Tim McGraw 2006).
- "New York , New York"
- "Mara Lisa"
- "From Me To You"
The song peaked at #18 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40 for the week ending February 2, 2002.
|Dutch Singles Chart||83|
|UK Singles Chart||53|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||112|
|U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40||18|