This triggered a distant memory so, after obtaining formal permission in triplicate, I opened her bedroom door and enquired as to the precise lyrics of the song she was singing.
The song was “New York Groove”. The reason my daughter was singing it is due to its being the theme song to one of her favourite TV programmes, NY Ink.
The song was originally a hit for Hello on the silvery labelled Bell Records in 1975. NY Ink uses the Ace Frehley version from 1978. I have the 45rom seven inch vinyl record from Hello in my collection (just don’t ask me to find it….).
The song was written by the great Russ Ballard, prolific song writer and lead singer of Argent. He also wrote “God gave rock and roll to me” which Argent recorded and which became one of Kiss’ main songs. As a piece of coinky-dinky, bringing these reminiscences to full circle, Ace Frehley was lead guitarist with Kiss.