I’m going with Alicia Keys and Empire State of New York which I hope is acceptable.
I liked this the first time I heard it, though had no idea who it was by, and when I did, she was unknown to me. Guess I was showing my age!
According to WIKI
“Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down” is a song by American musician Alicia Keys from her fourth studio album, The Element of Freedom (2009). It is an answer song to the Billboard Hot 100 number-one single “Empire State of Mind” performed by Jay-Z featuring Keys. Produced by Al Shux and Keys, the song gained international airplay and download sales although it was only officially released in the United Kingdom as the second single from The Element of Freedom.
Before its official release, “Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down” had reached number four on the UK Singles Chart on downloads alone. The success of the song from a high volume of album downloads, led to it being announced as the second single from The Element of Freedom in the UK. The single was released on February 22, 2010. Keys and “Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down” are featured on a 2011 HP Beats Commercial. The song also featured on the soundtrack of the film Sex and the City 2 (2010).
I found this more or less by accident and was impressed for a live version.
The lyrics are in this clip though which is the one I originally found which precedes the one above.
Prepared in response to Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge which this week is City, Country, County, State, Town.