New York Minute (song)
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|"New York Minute"|
|Single by Don Henley|
|from the album The End of the Innocence|
|Writer(s)||Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, and Jai Winding|
|Producer(s)||Don Henley and Danny Kortchmar|
|Don Henley singles chronology|
"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. Musicians mentioned in the sleeve notes: Don Henley, Danny Kortschmar, Steve Madaio, David Paich, Pino Palladino, Jeff Porcaro, Take 6, Jai Winding.
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".
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