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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66 15
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Frank Sinatra

2
56 16
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Jay-Z, Alicia Keys

3
55 16
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4
27 12
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5
21 7
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Kiss, Ace Frehley

6
25 11
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Beastie Boys

7
6 0
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Pet Shop Boys

8
10 1
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14 5
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Rolling Stones

10
16 8
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Don Henley

11
10 4
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11 5
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Art Garfunkel

13
7 2
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thomas-nelson added Billy Joel

14
8 3
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Stevie Wonder

15
8 4
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Sex Pistols

16
7 3
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Molly Hatchet

17
6 2
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The Strokes

18
6 2
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8 5
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Simon and Garfunkel, Paul Simon

20
7 4
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Norah Jones, The Peter Malick Group

21
5 2
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Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald

22
3 0
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Marty Hogan added The Manhatton Transfer

23
6 4
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The Doobie Brothers

24
5 3
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Bobby Darin

25
5 3
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Everclear

26
5 3
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Sarah Vaughan

27
4 2
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28
3 1
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Frank Sinatra

29
3 1
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egghead added Genesis

30
3 1
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Reel Big Fish

31
3 1
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Bruce Springsteen

32
2 0
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egghead added Jim Croce

33
2 0
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egghead added Harry Nilsson

34
6 5
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Madonna

35
5 4
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The Rolling Stones

36
5 4
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Belle & Sebastian

37
5 4
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John Lennon, Yoko Ono

38
5 4
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Neil Diamond

39
4 3
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40
4 3
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41
4 3
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Interpol

42
4 3
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Ol' Dirty Bastard

43
4 3
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44
3 2
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They Might Be Giants

45
3 2
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46
3 2
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Waylon Jennings

47
3 2
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48
3 2
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49
3 2
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50
2 1
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