Who Sang I Like Jersey Best? John Pizzarelli

John Pizzarelli I Like Jersey Best cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1995
length: 4:16
Lyrics
Travelling down the Turnpike
heading for the shore
A thought just then occurred to me
I never thought before
I've been a lot of places
Seen pictures of the rest
But of all the places I can think of
I like Jersey best.

Betting halls, shopping malls,
good old Rutgers U,
47 shoes stores line Route 22
The Meadowlands, the root beer stands
Main Street Hackensack;
I may leave for a week or two
But I'm always coming back.

The Pinelands and the Vinelands
Seaside Heights Margate
You can have Miami
I love the Garden State
I've been a lot of places
Seen pictures of the rest
But of all the places I can think of
I like Jersey best.

We have horses, Princeton courses,
Gas stations we have scores
Trenton, Hopewell, Lake Hopatcong,
Mantoloking Shores;
Some states have their rock stars,
But Springsteen beats them all --
And our beautiful arena has
Brendan Byrne carved on the wall.

Lots of dineries, oil refineries,
Our highways make you cough,
But Spring Lake Heights and Belmar
Are places to get off.
Drinking spots and used car lots
Make the place just grand,
If you want to pay a visit,
Newark Airport's where you land.

The Pinelands and the Vinelands
Seaside Heights Margate
You can have Miami
I love the Garden State
I've been a lot of places
Seen pictures of the rest
But of all the places I can think of
I like Jersey best.

Philly dogs like Chili dogs
They eat in Cherry Hill
Woodbridge they make Haagen Dazs
I can't get my fill
Saddle River ain't chopped liver
Nor is Lavallette
There are no Jersey strangers,
Just friends we haven't met.

The Jersey Nets went thataway, Piscataway
No more, had another winning season
And next year they'll win more;
Our Giants could go all the way
If they could win just one,
But the parties in the lots
Before the games are really fun.

The Pinelands and the Vinelands
Seaside Heights Margate
You can have Miami
I love the Garden State
I've been a lot of places
Seen pictures of the rest
But of all the places I can think of
I like Jersey best.

Our famous Parkway is the darkway
Home from Manasquan
You'd think for all those quarters
They'd turn the road lights on
And have no pity, Jersey City
Once again will shine,
With Holmdel, Cape May, Highland Park
I like our state just fine.

The Pinelands and the Vinelands
Seaside Heights Margate
You can have Miami
I love the Garden State
I've seen a lot of places
Seen pictures of the rest
But of all the places
I can think of, I like Jersey Best!

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
  • 2 I'm Hip
  • 3 A Man With One Million Dollars
  • 4 Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • 5 Popsicle Toes
  • 6 I Like Jersey Best
  • 7 Have Another One, Not Me
  • 8 For Sentimental Reasons
  • 9 The River Is Blue
  • 10 Here's Looking at You Kid

  • Release information
    label: Stash Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 032501250127
    script: Latin