"Safe in New York City" is a song by rock group AC/DC, from their 2000 album Stiff Upper Lip. The song was also released as a single.
The video to the song, directed by Andy Morahan, shows the band playing a busy tunnel in the city, surrounded by armed police officers.
The promo CD single contained a live version of the song, which was recorded at America West Arena in Phoenix in September of 2000. This live version was later re-released nine years later on the box set Backtracks.
The track gained poignancy after September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. Angus Young said that although originally the lyrics were meant to make fun of Rudy Giuliani's claim that he had cleaned up Manhattan: "to me New York is a city where you can never predict what's coming next." The song was later included in the 2001 Clear Channel memorandum, a list of "lyrically questionable" songs.
It reached #21 at the Mainstream Rock chart.
Single track listing