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Songs about New York City

Some of the best songs about New York City

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This is the beginning of a setlist of songs in no particular order, about New York City. I've also created a YouTube playlist

  • Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
  • New York, New York - Frank Sinatra or Liza Minelli
  • New York State of Mind - Billy Joel
  • New York City - John Lennon
  • New York City - Lenny Kravitz
  • Talkin’ New York - Bob Dylan
  • No Sleep Till Brooklyn - Beastie Boys
  • Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed
  • Shattered - The Rolling Stones
  • Harlem Nocturne - Lounge Lizards
  • The 59th Street Song (Feelin’ Groovy) - Simon and Garfunkel
  • Take the A Train - Duke Ellington or Ella Fitzergrald
  • Broadway - Count Basie
  • Brooklyn Boogie - Louis Prima
  • New York Is Killing Me - Gil Scott Heron
  • Broadway - Mel Torme
  • Birdland Blues - Bud Powell
  • Back To Manhattan - Norah Jones
  • New York, New York - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
  • Chelsea Hotel No. 2 - Leonard Cohen
  • Autumn in New York - Billie Holiday
  • Boy From New York City - The Manhattan Transfer
  • 14th Street - Rufus Wainwright
  • Downtown Train - Tom Waits
  • 53rd & 3rd - The Ramones
  • Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King
  • Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin
  • West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein
  • Across 110th Street - Bobbie Womack
  • On Broadway - George Benson
  • First We Take Manhattan - Leonard Cohen
  • Chelsea Morning - Joni Mitchell
  • Rockaway Beach - The Ramones
  • NY State of Mind - Nas
  • Living For the City - Stevie Wonder
  • Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
  • NYC - Interpol
  • New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down - LCD Soundsystem
  • Summer in The City - Lovin' Spoonful
  • Angel of Harlem - U2
  • The Ballad of New York City - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  • Ballad of N.Y.C. - Fun Lovin’ Criminals
  • Broadway - The Clash
  • Broadway - Kool & the Gang
  • The Bronx - Kurtis Blow