Weekend Rock List: New York Songs

November 6th, 2009 by Rolling Stone Leave a reply »

Just yesterday in Berlin, Jay-Z was rapping his ode to New York, “Empire State of Mind,” at the MTV Europe Music Awards (see photos here!) and today he was back in Manhattan doing his Blueprint 3 hit at the Yankees’ World Series victory parade. “Empire” has gone global, and Jay-Z and Keys’ song has not only become an unofficial theme for the Yankees and one of autumn’s biggest hits, it’s also one of the best New York songs ever. But is it the best? That’s what we’re asking our readers in this weekend’s Rock List. Tell us your favorite songs about the Big Apple, and on Monday we’ll reveal NY’s true anthem. Check out our personal picks below:

• Billy Joel – “New York State of Mind”
• Jay-Z – “Empire State of Mind”
• Madonna – “I Love New York”
• LCD Soundsystem – “New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down”
• Bruce Springsteen – “New York City Serenade”


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