The Boy from New York City

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"The Boy from New York City"
The Boy from New York City Ad Libs.jpg
Single by The Ad Libs
B-side"Kicked Around"
ReleasedDecember 1964
Format7"
Recorded1964
GenreSoul
Length2:50
LabelBlue Cat
Songwriter(s)George Davis, John T. Taylor[1]
Producer(s)Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
The Ad Libs singles chronology
"The Boy from New York City"
(1964)
"I'm Just a Down Home Girl"
(1965)
"The Boy from New York City"
The Boy from New York City - The Manhattan Transfer.jpg
Single by The Manhattan Transfer
from the album Mecca for Moderns
B-side"(The Word of) Confirmation"
ReleasedMay 1981 (1981)
Format7"
Length3:40
LabelAtlantic
Songwriter(s)
  • George Davis
  • John T. Taylor
Producer(s)Jay Graydon
The Manhattan Transfer singles chronology
"Trickle Trickle"
(1980)
"The Boy from New York City"
(1981)
"Smile Again"
(1981)

"The Boy from New York City" is a song originally recorded by the American soul group The Ad Libs,[2] released as their first single in 1964. Produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the song peaked at No. 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on the chart week of February 27, 1965. Though the group continued to record many other singles, they would never repeat the chart success of "The Boy from New York City".

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