The City that Never Sleeps

“New York, concrete jungle where dreams are made of

There’s nothing you can’t do

Now you’re in New York

These streets will make you feel brand new

Big Lights will Inspire You

Let’s Hear it for New York, New York,


One of my favorite cities on the planet. I may even move back here after college. There is NOTHING about this city that you can’t love: The Broadway Musicals, the shopping, Time Square, Central Park, the music scene, the nightlife, the constant throngs of people, a Starbucks on every corner, and so much more.

 For those of you who have never been, book a flight immediately. It’s called the “City that Never Sleeps” for a reason!

I posted this on another blog the night before I left for New York City for Spring Break! Since it’s both musical and artsy, I’m bringing it back to this blog! So here you have it, fifty of the best songs about New York City.


The Top 50 Songs about New York City:

  1. Empire State of Mind – Alecia Keys and Jay Z.
  2. New York State of Mind -Billy Joel
  3. I Love New York – Madonna
  4. New York, New York -On the Town
  5. New York – Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Jadakiss
  6. Theme from New York, New York -Frank Sinatra
  7. Give my Regards to Broadway -James Cagney
  8. New York Groove -Ace Frehley
  9. On Broadway -George Benson
  10. New York Lights -Fort Atlantic
  11. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
  12. Moving to New York -The Wombats
  13. New York Minute – Don Henley
  14. Bells of New York City- Josh Groban
  15. The Secret to New York – We the Kings
  16. Big Apple Dreamin’ (Hippo)- Alice Cooper
  17. New York City Cops- The Strokes
  18. Manhattan- Kings of Leon
  19. Manhattan- Ella Fitzgerald
  20. Living for the City – Stevie Wonder
  21. Rhapsody in Blue- Leonard Bernstein with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra
  22. No Sleep Till Brooklyn- Beastie Boys
  23. Brooklyn- Buckcherry
  24. Brooklyn Bound- The Black Keys
  25. Brooklyn Go Hard- Jay Z feat. Santigold
  26. Autumn in New York- Billie Holiday
  27. New York City Serenade- Bruce Springsteen
  28. Across 110th Street -Bobby Womack
  29. Harlem Shuffle- Bob & Earl
  30. I And Love And You- The Avett Brothers
  31. Coney Island-  Death Cab for Cutie
  32. Angel of Harlem- U2
  33. I Love NYC- Andrew W.K.
  34. Let’s Have a Kiki- Scissor Sisters
  35. The Message- Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five feat. Melle mel and Duke Bootee
  36. Subway Train- The New York Dolls
  37. Daddy Don’t Live in the New York City No More- Steely Dan
  38. Anniversary- Suzanne Vega
  39. Englishman in New York- Sting
  40. Gypsy- Fleetwood Mac
  41. Start Me Up- The Rolling Stones
  42. Uptown Girl- Billy Joel
  43. Bitter Sweet Symphony- The Verve
  44. Harlem – Bill Withers
  45. Stayin’ Alive- Bee Gees
  46. Take the A Train- Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  47. Jenny From the Block- Jennifer Lopez feat. Jadakiss and Styles P.
  48. The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side- The Magnetic Fields
  49. New York- The Sex Pistols
  50. Downtown Train- Tom Waits



“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” -Tom Wolfe