- Native New Yorker (song)
"Native New Yorker" is a song written by Sandy Linzer and Denny Randell and was a 1977 hit single for the dance band Odyssey, which reached number five on the UK charts. In the U.S., the song went to number three on the disco chart. "Native New Yorker" also went to number six on the soul chart and number twenty-one on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also recorded by Frankie Valli in 1977, Esther Phillips in 1978, and Black Box in 1998.
In popular culture
The song is featured in an episode of Good Times, "That's Entertainment, Evans Style" (1978) in which Thelma Evans (Bern Nadette Stanis) dances to. As well as the films Eyes of Laura Mars (1978); 54 (1998); A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006); and The Nanny Diaries (2007).
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