Native New Yorker is a song written by Sandy Linzer & Denny Randell & 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 & number twenty-one on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also recorded by Frankie Valli in 1977, Esther Phillips in 1978 & Black Box in 1998. The song was later sampled by Rich Cronin's band Loose Cannons for their song New York City Girls.