I know I teased you with various minor musical/artistic breaks for today; instead of making just a regular Friday Break, I wanted to bring something beautiful and meaningful in the same time, something to think about this 9/11. And what best than New York, New York?
Thanking you for this beautiful week, for your great comments, I wish you have the best weekend yet! Enjoy Liza Minnelli’s New York, New York! (more after the jump!)
Though it was written by Fred Ebb and composed by John Kander for Liza and performed by her in 1977 as the theme song for Martin Scorsese’s New York, New York movie, New York, New York is widely attributed to Frank Sinatra.
Undoubtedly it has received more attention and met wider audience after it was reprised by Sinatra, but that doesn’t change the Minnelli fact. Becoming part of the very New York culture, the song is even played right after the midnight Times Square ball drop, every New Year’s celebration. Covered by the likes of Shirley Bassey and Queen, New York, New York is the ageless social dimension of the city.