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Table 6.IX.C

New York City (NYC) Songs
A Select List of Popular Songs with a NYC theme in the Lyrics

 
     
 
2001 - Current
 
 
Song Title
Artist/Performer
Link To Lyrics
Year
 
 
 
 
The Mermaid Parade
Phosphorescent
Song Lyrics
2010
 
 
New York Is Killing Me
Gil Scott-Heron
Song Lyrics
2010
 
 
Empire State of Mind
Jay-Z with Alicia Keys
Song Lyrics
2009
 
 
Back To Manhattan
Norah Jones
Song Lyrics
2009
 
 
N.Y.C.
Kevin Rudolf
Song Lyrics
2008
 
 
M79
Vampire Weekend
Song Lyrics
2008
 
 
New York, I Love You But
You're Bringing Me Down

LCD Soundsystem
Song Lyrics
2007
 
 
Better In Manhattan
Casey Dienel
Song Lyrics
2006
 
 
Leaving New York
R.E.M.
Song Lyrics
2004
 
 
My Blue Manhattan
Ryan Adams
Song Lyrics
2004
 
 
The Rising
Bruce Springsteen
Song Lyrics
2002
 
 
Jenny from the Block
Jennifer Lopez
Song Lyrics
2002
 
 
New York, New York
Ryan Adams
Song Lyrics
2001
 
 
I Love NYC
Andrew W.K.
Song Lyrics
2001
 
 
 
 
1981 - 2000
 
 
Song Title
Artist/Performer
Link To Lyrics
Year
 
 
 
 
Safe in New York City
AC/DC
Song Lyrics
2000
 
 
Brooklyn
Mos Def
Song Lyrics
1999
 
 
Just Over The Brooklyn Bridge
Art Garfunkel
Song Lyrics
1993
 
 
Angel of Harlem
U2
Song Lyrics
1988
 
 
Fairytale of New York
The Pogues
Song Lyrics
1987
 
 
Englishman In New York
Sting
Song Lyrics
1987
 
 
I'll Take New York
Tom Waits
Song Lyrics
1987
 
 
No Sleep Till Brooklyn
Beastie Boys
Song Lyrics
1986
 
 
Downtown Train
Tom Waits
Song Lyrics
1985
 
 
Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
Christopher Cross
Song Lyrics
1981
 
 
New York, New York
Frank Sinatra
Song Lyrics
1980
 
 
 
 
1961 - 1980
 
 
Song Title
Artist/Performer
Link To Lyrics
Year
 
 
 
 
On Broadway
George Benson
Song Lyrics
1978
 
 
52nd Street
Billy Joel
Song Lyrics
1978
 
 
Rockaway Beach
The Ramones
Song Lyrics
1977
 
 
New York State of Mind
Billy Joel
Song Lyrics
1976
 
 
Living for the City
Stevie Wonder
Song Lyrics
1973
 
 
There Used to be a Ballpark
Frank Sinatra
Song Lyrics
1973
 
 
Walk on the Wild Side
Lou Reed
Song Lyrics
1972
 
 
Across 110th Street
Bobby Womack
Song Lyrics
1972
 
 
Broadway Baby
Follies - The Musical
Song Lyrics
1971
 
 
Chelsea Morning
Joni Mitchell
Song Lyrics
1969
 
 
Don't Sleep in the Subway
Petula Clark
Song Lyrics
1967
 
 
Downtown
Petula Clark
Song Lyrics
1964
 
 
Harlem Shuffle
Bob & Earl
Song Lyrics
1963
 
 
 
 
1941 - 1960
 
 
Song Title
Artist/Performer
Link To Lyrics
Year
 
 
 
 
New York, New York
On the Town - The Musical
Song Lyrics
1960
 
 
Broadway
Gypsy - The Musical
Song Lyrics
1959
 
 
Manhattan
Ella Fitzgerald
Song Lyrics
1957
 
 
Autumn in New York
Billie Holiday
Song Lyrics
1952
 
 
Lullaby of Birdland
George Shearing
Song Lyrics
1952
 
 
Brooklyn Bridge
Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne
Song Lyrics
1947
 
 
New York's My Home
Sammy Davis Jr.
Song Lyrics
1946
 
 
Take the "A" Train
Duke Ellington Orchestra
Song Lyrics
1941
 
 
 
 
1921 - 1940
 
 
Song Title
Artist/Performer
Link To Lyrics
Year
 
 
 
 
The Lady is a Tramp
Babes in Arms - The Musical
Song Lyrics
1937
 
 
Lullaby of Broadway
42nd Street - The Musical
Song Lyrics
1935
 
 
Stairways to the Stars
Ella Fitzgerald
Song Lyrics
1935
 
 
She's a Latin from Manhattan
Al Jolson
Song Lyrics
1935
 
 
There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York
Harry Belafonte
Song Lyrics
1935
 
 
Stompin' at the Savoy
Benny Goodman
Song Lyrics
1934
 
 
Autumn in New York
Vernon Duke
Song Lyrics
1934
 
 
Easter Parade
Irving Berlin
Song Lyrics
1933
 
 
Penthouse Serenade
Ardin/Ohman
Song Lyrics
1931
 
 
Minnie the Moocher
Danny Kaye
Song Lyrics
1931
 
 
I Happen to Like New York
Liza Minnelli
Song Lyrics
1930
 
 
Puttin' on the Ritz
Fred Astaire
Song Lyrics
1929
 
 
Broadway Melody
Arthur Freed
Song Lyrics
1929
 
 
Manhattan Serenade
Louis Alter
Song Lyrics
1928
 
 
 
 
1900 - 1920
 
 
Song Title
Artist/Performer
Link To Lyrics
Year
 
 
 
 
Chinatown, My Chinatown
William Jerome and Jean Schwartz
Song Lyrics
1910
 
 
The Streets of New York
The Red Mill
Song Lyrics
1906
 
 
Forty Five Minutes from Broadway
George M. Cohan
Song Lyrics
1905
 
 
Give My Regards to Broadway
Al Jolson
Song Lyrics
1904
 
     
 
Sources:
The Encyclopedia of New York City (2nd Edition) by Kenneth T. Jackson
Lyricsfreak.com
Azlyrics.com
Lyricsplayground.com
MetroLyrics.com
 

 

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