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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100 22
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Frank Sinatra

2
78 24
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3
85 29
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Jay-Z, Alicia Keys

4
34 11
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Kiss, Ace Frehley

5
31 17
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Beastie Boys

6
23 11
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Don Henley

7
16 5
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thomas-nelson added Billy Joel

8
29 17
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16 6
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Simon and Garfunkel, Paul Simon

10
13 5
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11
14 6
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12
16 9
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Rolling Stones

13
8 2
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Bruce Springsteen

14
9 4
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15
11 7
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Art Garfunkel

16
9 5
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Stevie Wonder

17
8 4
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18
7 3
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Pet Shop Boys

19
7 4
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Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald

20
7 4
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The Strokes

21
4 1
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egghead added Harry Nilsson

22
8 6
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Sex Pistols

23
7 5
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The Rolling Stones

24
7 5
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Molly Hatchet

25
6 4
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Everclear