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The Ad Libs The Boy From New York City

"The Boy from New York City" is a song by American soul group The Ad Libs, released as their first single in 1965. Produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the song peaked at #8 on the U.S. 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". The song was later covered Manhattan Transfer in the U.S. The song also inspired a response song by The Beach Boys, "The Girl from New York City", from their 1965 album Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!). The Manhattan Transfer's version peaked at #7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in August of 1981.




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