New York Minute (song)

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This article is about the song by Don Henley. For the song by Ronnie McDowell, see In a New York Minute (song). For other uses, see New York Minute.
"New York Minute"
Single by Don Henley
from the album The End of the Innocence
Released 1990
Format CD
Recorded 1989
Genre Rock
Length 6:37
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, and Jai Winding
Producer(s) Don Henley and Danny Kortchmar[1]
Don Henley singles chronology
"How Bad Do You Want It?"
"New York Minute"
"The Garden of Allah"

"New York Minute" is a song written by Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, and Jai Winding. Henley originally recorded it for his 1989 album The End of the Innocence. The single was a #5 hit on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart the following year, although it reached only #48 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The track features Pino Palladino on fretless bass, Toto members David Paich, who played piano and wrote the string arrangement, and Jeff Porcaro on drums. It also features Take 6 on background vocals.[citation needed] Musicians mentioned in the sleeve notes: Don Henley, Danny Kortschmar, Steve Madaio, David Paich, Pino Palladino, Jeff Porcaro, Take 6, Jai Winding.[2]

The song was covered by the Eagles on the Hell Freezes Over album and DVD (featuring a cameo by former Loggins & Messina sideman Al Garth playing a muted trumpet solo), as well as Herbie Hancock on his 1995 album The New Standard. In 1998, the Danish singer Sanne Salomonsen covered the song on an album of the same name, together with Chris Minh Doky. John Wetton covered it on his 2015 live release of the same name, New York Minute.

It is featured in The West Wing episode "Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail," which was named for a line from the song. It is also featured in the Friends episode "The One with Two Parts, Part Two".[citation needed]

The song has also been sampled by New York rapper French Montana and Nicki Minaj.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Sleeve notes to New York Minute in Actual Miles CD of 1995.
  2. ^ Sleeve notes to New York Minute in Actual Miles CD of 1995.

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