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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87 20
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Frank Sinatra

2
69 21
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72 25
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Jay-Z, Alicia Keys

4
29 9
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Kiss, Ace Frehley

5
28 16
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20 9
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Don Henley

7
26 16
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Beastie Boys

8
12 5
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thomas-nelson added Billy Joel

9
13 6
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Simon and Garfunkel, Paul Simon

10
10 4
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12 6
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12
14 8
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Rolling Stones

13
9 4
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Stevie Wonder

14
8 3
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15
11 6
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Art Garfunkel

16
7 3
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Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald

17
6 2
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Pet Shop Boys

18
8 5
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Sex Pistols

19
7 4
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The Strokes

20
7 4
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Molly Hatchet

21
5 2
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Bruce Springsteen

22
7 5
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Norah Jones, The Peter Malick Group

23
7 5
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John Lennon, Yoko Ono

24
6 4
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25
6 4
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Everclear

26
4 2
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egghead added Genesis

27
4 2
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Waylon Jennings

28
3 1
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Marty Hogan added The Manhatton Transfer

29
3 1
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egghead added Jim Croce

30
6 5
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The Rolling Stones

31
6 5
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The Doobie Brothers

32
5 4
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33
5 4
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Bobby Darin

34
5 4
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Sarah Vaughan

35
4 3
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Death Cab for Cutie

36
3 2
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Reel Big Fish

37
3 2
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Frank Sinatra

38
3 2
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39
3 2
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40
2 1
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egghead added Harry Nilsson

41
6 6
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Madonna

42
5 5
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Neil Diamond

43
5 5
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Belle & Sebastian

44
4 4
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Interpol

45
4 4
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46
4 4
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47
4 4
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Ol' Dirty Bastard

48
3 3
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49
3 3
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50
3 3
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They Might Be Giants