Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim wrote this song for the 1957 musical West Side Story. It was recorded by Rory Storm And The Hurricanes in 1964. It was recorded at IBC Studios and was produced by Brian Epstein. Ringo Starr plays percussion and sings backing vocals on the recording. America was released as a single on the Parlophone label with Since You Broke My Heart on the B-side. It failed to chart.