Music

Songs for New York City

  • Track Count 53
  • Total Length 8:19:04
Sample this playlist
  1. 1 Human Nature Snowblink 05:52
  2. 3 Statue Of Liberty Little River Band 03:59
  3. 5 Introduction to Back In N.Y.C. Genesis 01:15
  4. 7 Back In N.Y.C. Genesis 06:12
  5. 9 The New York Shuffle Graham Parker and the Rumour 03:25
  6. 11 Does This Bus Stop At 82nd Street? Bruce Springsteen 05:18
  7. 13 M 79 Vampire Weekend 03:50
  8. 15 Take the A Train Johnny Dankworth & His Orchestra 08:14
  9. 17 Subway Quicksilver Messenger Service 04:06
  10. 19 Venus Of Avenue D Mink DeVille 06:56
  11. 21 The Wall Street Shuffle 10cc 04:24
  12. 23 Madison Avenue Greg Kihn Band 04:45
  13. 25 Big Man On Mulberry Street Billy Joel 07:50
  14. 27 King Of New York Streets Dave Edmunds' All Star Rock N' Roll Revue 06:11
  15. 29 Second Avenue Tim Moore 04:16
  16. 31 Avenue C Count Basie and His Orchestra 02:53
  17. 33 Positively 4th Street The Byrds 03:35
  18. 35 Desolation Row Grateful Dead 12:35
  19. 37 Diamonds And Rust The Rolling Thunder Revue 05:09
  20. 39 The Killing Of Georgie (Pts 1 and 2) Rod Stewart 06:15
  21. 41 Nights On Broadway The Bee Gees 04:42
  22. 43 Broadway Melody Nellie McKay 01:24
  23. 45 Another Honky Tonk Night On Broadway David Frizzell & Shelly West 01:53
  24. 47 Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell 03:03
  25. 49 Miss You The Rolling Stones 07:43
  26. 51 Central Park and West Ian Hunter 04:33
  27. 53 Sid from Central Park Casper & The Cookies 02:55
  28. 55 Alphabet City Clare and the Reasons 05:25
  29. 57 Burning The Bowery Jesse Malin & The St. Mark's Social 03:41
  30. 59 Chelsea Morning Judy Collins 04:01
  31. 61 Sleepy Manhattan George Shearing 03:18
  32. 63 Uptown To Harlem The Chambers Brothers 05:33
  33. 65 Harlem Shuffle Pete Townshend 05:42
  34. 67 Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters Elton John 08:00
  35. 69 Harlem Nocturne Mink DeVille 03:32
  36. 71 Willis Avenue Bridge David Berkeley 04:01
  37. 73 Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard Paul Simon 03:04
  38. 75 Vanessa From Queens Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks 03:14
  39. 77 Going To Queens The Mountain Goats 02:34
  40. 79 Rockaway Beach The Ramones 02:20
  41. 81 Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror Jeffrey Lewis and the Jitters 06:04
  42. 83 Autumn In New York Larry Coryell 05:37
  43. 85 Cold Hands From New York Gordon Lightfoot 05:23
  44. 87 Lost And Found The Kinks 05:00
  45. 89 New York The Sex Pistols 03:42
  46. 91 Tom's Diner Suzanne Vega 02:37
  47. 93 In The Flesh Blondie 03:05
  48. 95 New York Connection Tom Scott 07:51
  49. 97 You're Never Alone in New York Mark Mallman 03:44
  50. 99 Ghost of New York Cameron McGill & What Army 05:04
  51. 101 NYC Love You Long Time Paul Maziar 00:56
  52. 103 Going Back To New York Eddie Money 04:11
  53. 105 Going To New York Climax Blues Band 08:40
Playlist Description

"If this town is just an apple, then let me take a bite." (M. Jackson) Human nature is a complicated subject matter to say the least, but if there's one convenient place in the world to conduct field research on the entire spectrum of what it entails, it's New York City. Symbolized by the Statue of Liberty, the City has long been associated with tolerance and opportunity, welcoming emigrants from countries all across the world. Now, with over 8 million people living in an area of about 300 square miles (790 km sq.), over 800 languages spoken, and countless neighborhoods spread throughout the five boroughs each adding their unique stories to the city's collective legend, it's more of a small continent than a metropolis. At the same time, as Glenn Shorrock points out in the Little River Band cut in Lady Liberty's honor, New York also plays home to some of the most outrageous greed in the world. But that's not its only vice - to reach venues where you can witness pinnacles in art and entertainment, you must walk past homeless beggars on the sidewalks; museums can be found around the block from seedy storefronts promising the best in X-rated material; and prestigious research universities are located in the same areas where drug trafficking and prostitution thrive. There are folks living their wildest dreams in New York alongside others stuck in horrendous nightmares. For some of us, therein lies its beauty. The country boys in Quicksilver Messenger Service may want to get out ASAP, but for folks like me and Michael Jackson, she is an irresistible mistress beckoning us out into her bosom with her seductive sighs. She promises us a glimpse into the best and worst of humanity, and we find it easily as we touch strangers and look into each other's electric eyes (even if you've been conditioned to never make eye contact). That's half of the reason why I heart NY...the other half is because I know every person here has their own story and their own reasons for loving it as much as I do. So if they say,