Cities 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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83 17
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Frank Sinatra

2
64 19
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62 22
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Jay-Z, Alicia Keys

4
25 9
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Kiss, Ace Frehley

5
27 15
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26 15
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Beastie Boys

7
18 9
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Don Henley

8
10 4
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10 4
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thomas-nelson added Billy Joel

10
12 6
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14 8
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Rolling Stones

12
9 4
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Stevie Wonder

13
11 6
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Art Garfunkel

14
6 2
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Pet Shop Boys

15
8 5
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Sex Pistols

16
7 4
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Molly Hatchet

17
6 3
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6 3
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Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald

19
6 3
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8 6
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Simon and Garfunkel, Paul Simon

21
7 5
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Norah Jones, The Peter Malick Group

22
6 4
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The Strokes

23
6 4
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Everclear

24
4 2
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Waylon Jennings

25
3 1
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Marty Hogan added The Manhatton Transfer

26
6 5
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John Lennon, Yoko Ono

27
6 5
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The Doobie Brothers

28
5 4
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Bobby Darin

29
5 4
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Sarah Vaughan

30
3 2
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Bruce Springsteen

31
3 2
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egghead added Genesis

32
3 2
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Reel Big Fish

33
3 2
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Frank Sinatra

34
3 2
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35
2 1
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egghead added Harry Nilsson

36
2 1
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egghead added Jim Croce

37
6 6
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Madonna

38
5 5
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Belle & Sebastian

39
5 5
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The Rolling Stones

40
5 5
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Neil Diamond

41
4 4
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42
4 4
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43
4 4
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Interpol

44
4 4
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Ol' Dirty Bastard

45
4 4
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46
3 3
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47
3 3
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48
3 3
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Death Cab for Cutie

49
3 3
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They Might Be Giants

50
3 3
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