Song Lyric Sunday: 30th May

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).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHagigQRKqU

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.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 30th May

  1. Alicia Keys has such a sweet voice and this is a lovely song. Thanks for sharing it Di.

  2. Jen Goldie says:

    Great song!!!!!

  3. Carol anne says:

    I love this song! Its so good! I’ve been singing along to it as I listen! 😛

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