On their lp The Crystals Twist Uptown, focusing on uptown/downtown contrasts. To brighten up the lights of Broadway in a musical context, Phil Spector created his soon-to-be trademark cocktail of pizzicato strings, mandolines and castagnettes. His "wall of sound" was inspired and reflects the neon lights of Broadway. It might not even exist without On Broadway.
Drifters [arranged by Leiber & Stoller; top 10 US]
Frank Alamo [as A Broadway]
Sergio [as Non Parlo]
Shain's [as En Lima]
Barry Mann [author]
George Benson [in film All That Jazz; top 10 US]
Neil Young [depri version without the slightest lyric change]
Genesis [in The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway]
Written originally for The Cookies (who also cut Mann/Weil's Chains). On Broadway was also cut by King Curtis, Eric Carmen, Bobby Darin, The Coasters, Lou Rawls, The Jazz Crusaders, Nancy Sinatra, The Dave Clark Five, Long John Baldry, Clyde McPhatter and Livingston Taylor.