New York City Boy

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"New York City Boy"
Single by Pet Shop Boys
from the album Nightlife
B-side "The Ghost of Myself", "Casting a Shadow"
Released September 27, 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre Disco house
Length 5:16 (album version)
4:21 (radio edit)
3:20 (US radio edit)
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
Producer(s) Pet Shop Boys, David Morales
Pet Shop Boys singles chronology
"I Don't Know What You Want But I Can't Give It Any More"
(1999)
"New York City Boy"
(1999)
"You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk"
(2000)

"New York City Boy" is a song by British music group Pet Shop Boys. It was released in September 1999 as the second single off the album Nightlife. In the UK, the single peaked at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart. In the US, the song hit number 1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart and number 53 on the Hot Singles Sales chart.

The music video for the song features the legendary New York nightspot, Studio 54.

The B-side, "Casting a Shadow", was written for BBC Radio 1 during the solar eclipse of August 11, 1999, and CD2 featured a bonus video showing the song alongside footage of the eclipse in the UK.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single 1: Parlophone[edit]

  1. "New York City boy" (radio edit)
  2. "The Ghost of Myself"
  3. "New York City boy" (The Almighty Definitive Mix)
  4. "New York City boy" (Enhanced video)

UK CD single 2: Parlophone[edit]

  1. "New York City boy" (album version)
  2. "Casting a Shadow"
  3. "New York City boy (Superchumbo's Uptown Mix)
  4. "Casting a Shadow" (enhanced eclipse video footage)

UK cassette single[edit]

  1. "New York City boy" (radio edit)
  2. "The Ghost of Myself"
  3. "New York City boy" (The Almighty Definitive Mix)

US CD single: Parlophone/ Sire Records[edit]

  1. "New York City boy" (radio edit)
  2. "New York City boy" (The Superchumbo uptown mix)
  3. "New York City boy" (The Superchumbo downtown dub)
  4. "New York City boy" (The Almighty definitive mix)
  5. "New York City boy" (The Almighty man on a mission mix)
  6. "New York City boy" (The Thunderpuss 2000 club mix)
  7. "New York City boy" (The Thunderdub)
  8. "New York City boy" (The Morales club mix)
  9. "New York City boy" (The Lange mix)

UK remixes double vinyl: Parlophone[edit]

  1. "New York City boy" (The Morales club mix)
  2. "New York City boy" (The Almighty man on a mission mix)
  3. "New York City boy" (The Lange mix)
  4. "New York City boy" (The Thunderpuss 2000 club mix)
  5. "New York City boy" (The Superchumbo donwtown dub)

UK quad vinyl: Parlophone[edit]

  1. "New York City boy" (Almighty definitive mix)
  2. "New York City boy" (Almighty man on a mission mix)
  3. "New York City boy" (Superchumbo's uptown mix)
  4. "New York City boy" (Superchumbo's downtown dub)
  5. "New York City boy" (The Morales club mix)
  6. "New York City boy" (Thunderpuss 2000 club mix)
  7. "New York City boy" (The Lange mix)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart positions (1999) Peak
position
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[1] 40
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[2] 20
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[3] 23
Denmark (Tracklisten)[4] 6
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 4
France (SNEP)[6] 47
Germany (Media Control Charts)[7] 16
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[8] 34
Italy (FIMI)[9] 20
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[10] 3
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[11] 20
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 9
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company) 14
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1

Chart successions[edit]

Preceded by
"Sun Is Shining" by Bob Marley vs. Funkstar De Luxe
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
December 4, 1999
Succeeded by
"Rendez-Vu" by Basement Jaxx

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