Native New Yorker (song)

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"Native New Yorker" is a song written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell and was a 1977 hit single for the dance band Odyssey, which reached number five on the UK charts. In the U.S., the song went to number three on the disco chart.[1] "Native New Yorker" also went to number six on the soul chart and number twenty-one on the Billboard Hot 100.[2] It was also recorded by Frankie Valli in 1977, Esther Phillips in 1978, and Black Box in 1998.

The song was later sampled by Rich Cronin's band Loose Cannons for their song "New York City Girls." as well as the House Music group 'Kluster' in their song featuring Ron Carroll 'My Love'.

Chart positions

Chart (1977-1978)Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 10021
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play3
U.S. Billboard Easy Listening28
U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles6
UK Singles Chart5

In popular culture

The song is featured in an episode of Good Times, "That's Entertainment, Evans Style" (1978), as well as the films Eyes of Laura Mars (1978); 54 (1998); A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006); and The Nanny Diaries (2007).


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco: 1974-2003. Record Research. p. 193. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 437.