Top 5 Music Countdown: New York City Ditties!

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Top 5 Music Countdown: Favorite Songs About a Little Town Called New York City!!

5. “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down
-LCD Soundsystemlcd

4. “Lovecraft in Brooklyn
-The Mountain Goats (Aesop Rock Remix)goats

3. “Downtown Train
-Tom Waitstom waits

2. “NYC

1. “First We Take Manhattan
-Leonard Cohenleonard cohen

Bonus round! 20 more New York-inspired songs for a longer, vitamin-fortified playlist!

“Walk on the Wild Side”
-Lou Reed

“Brooklyn Bound”
-The Black Keys

-Mos Def

“The Long Island Sound”

“Where I’m From”
-Digable Planets

“What New York Used to Be”
-The Kills

“Stock Exchange”
-Miss Kittin & the Hacker

“Positively 4th Street”
-Bob Dylan

“Yeah! New York”
-Yeah Yeah Yeahs

“This Mess We’re In”
-PJ Harvey (Feat. Thom Yorke)

“South 2nd”

“NYC Everything”

“Chelsea Hotel”
-Leonard Cohen

“Hello Brooklyn”
-Beastie Boys

“Fairy Tale of New York”
-Stars (Pogues cover)

“Piazza, New York Catcher”
-Belle & Sebastian

“The Last Tango in Brooklyn”
-Frightened Rabbit

“53rd & 3rd”
-The Ramones

“New York, New York”
-Cat Power

“Hello Brooklyn”
-Jay-Z & Lil’ Wayne

Also, while you’re there, leave me a comment with your top 5 favorite New York songs


~ by Heather Frank on November 7, 2009.

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