New York City might be the ultimate rock’n’roll muse. It’s inspired countless songs about its streets, neighborhoods, lifestyles, drugs, residents, politics and on and on and on. Collecting a 100 Best Songs About New York City list is a daunting tasks, but Time Out NY went for it anyway (we salute you) and came up with a pretty respectable list. Good call with Leonard Cohen, the Dictators, Suzanne Vega and many more, guys. But we feel like there might be a few missing.
What about Chet Baker’s “Autumn in New York”? Or Belle & Sebastian’s “Piazza New York Catcher,” Madonna’s “I Love New York” and Sex Pistols’ “New York”? Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl"? And what about Santigold's "L.E.S. Artistes"? Bob Dylan’s “Positively 4th Street”? Glaring!