New York is easily the most romanticized American city in movies, music and TV. New York has had a lot thrown at it, especially this year. As one of the worst coronavirus hotspots in the U. In honor of this strong, beautiful city, we rounded up 25 of the best songs ever written about New York. There were a bunch to sift through, and we undoubtedly left off a few of your favorites, but these are the NYC songs that mean the most to our staff and writers. We hope they inspire a little of that NYC strength and spirit in you. Also living there can be brutal; you know how sometimes being around a lot of people only makes you feel even more alone than you already did? Imagine living that every minute of your life. Double props to this song for being as anti-cellphone as it is indifferent towards New York. If you believe the speaker in the chorus, the goal is no less than world domination.
This article lists songs about New York City , which are either set there or named after a location or feature of the city. It is not intended to include songs where New York is simply "name-checked" along with other cities. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia list article. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
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The song was written and produced by both Swift and Ryan Tedder , with additional production from Noel Zancanella. It was released on October 20, as a promotional single for the album, through Big Machine Records. A synth-pop song equipped with pulsating synthesizers , it explores Swift's newfound freedom, inspired by her relocation to New York City in March Contemporary music critics criticized the lyrics, arguing that the song lacks substance compared to popular New York tribute songs. A number of others defended the song, noting its mention of LGBT equality, and praised the production. The song reached the top 10 in New Zealand , and entered the top 20 of the charts in Canada, Hungary, and Scotland. Inspired by s synth-pop with synthesizers , drum pads , and overlapped vocals, Taylor Swift decided to move away from the signature country styles of her previous releases and incorporate straightforward pop production for her fifth studio album , which was released in Swift recalled that her relocation to New York City in March served as an inspiration for ' s conception, saying: "I was so intimidated by this city for so long I thought I would never be able to make it here, because I wasn't something enough — bold enough, brave enough to take on this huge city in all of its blaring honesty. And then at a certain point I just thought, 'I'm ready.