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A rose tree grows in New York City.

A rose along E121st Street in Spanish Harlem.

Released by Ben E. King in 1960, Spanish Harlem was King’s first solo hit apart from The Drifters. In 2004, Spanish Harlem was listed at 349 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song now sits at 358. Written by Jerry Leiber and Phil Spector, Spanish Harlem has been covered by more than 150 artists — from Aretha to Zeppelin.

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