music The Best Songs About New York  

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Here are the best ever songs about New York, ranked by your votes. New York is one of those cities that just has to be immortalized in song. There are great rock songs about New York, fantastic jazz tunes about New York and unforgettable rap songs about NYC. Some of the songs on this list of songs about New York celebrate the Big Apple and others take a look at some of the problems that occur in the big city.

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' ode to New York, “Empire State of Mind” made this list of New York songs. This 2009 hit, definitely does justice to the city that never sleeps. Andrew W.K. loves to party everywhere, including New York. His song “I Love New York City” will get anyone in the mood for a fun night in NYC.

Stevie Wonder's hit “Living for the City” is not only one of the best New York songs, but it is also one of the best songs of all time. James Murphy lamented his undying love of New York City with the LCD Soundsystem track “New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down.”

Which song on this list of songs about New York is your favorite? The best way to show your love is to vote the track to the top of this list.
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New York New York Frank Sinatra

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Shattered Rolling Stones

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New York Groove Kiss, Ace Frehley

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No Sleep Till Brooklyn Beastie Boys

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Empire State of Mind Jay-Z, Alicia Keys

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A Heart in New York Art Garfunkel

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Living for the City Stevie Wonder

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New York Sex Pistols

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New York Boy Neil Diamond

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New York Dream The Doobie Brothers

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Amazing Pictures of New York City from Above The Greatest Fictional Singers

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Autumn in New York is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About New York
Autumn in New York Sarah Vaughan

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New York City John Lennon, Yoko Ono

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Sunday in New York Bobby Darin

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NYC Interpol

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The New York Times Everclear

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New York City Norah Jones, The Peter Malick Group

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New York City Boy Pet Shop Boys

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New York Minute Don Henley

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Piazza, New York Catcher Belle & Sebastian

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Big Apple Molly Hatchet

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The Only Living Boy in New York Simon and Garfunkel, Paul Simon

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Shattered The Rolling Stones

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New York Town Rick James

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Autumn in New York Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald

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Too Dumb for New York City Waylon Jennings

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The Wind in New York City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs About New York

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The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About New York

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Brooklyn: Remedy the Guestlist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Songs About New York
Brooklyn: Remedy the Guestlist The Gifted Children

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New York's Not My Home is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About New York

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I Love New York Madonna

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New York Blackout Soul Asylum

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Brooklyn Zoo Ol' Dirty Bastard

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53rd & 3rd Ramones

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New York, New York Johnny Winter

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