35+ Songs about New York to Make You Smile

Ah, New York!

Whether you’re dreaming of the Big Apple or the Empire State in general, these songs about New York will make you nostalgic for a time gone by or will get you inspired to make the move or take that trip you’ve always dreamed of.

Use these New York songs in a presentation about the state, or play it as a New York roadtrip playlist as you make your way there.

From country songs about New York to pop songs about New York, there are so many different artists and musical genres that mention or reference the state.

If you need to do more research about New York, we recommend this New York guidebook for comprehensive and up-to-date information.

Don’t forget, of course, the New York state song, as well as songs that mention New York in the lyrics or title even if they aren’t specifically about the state, but instead stories or characters that take place there.

PS – if you love New York, check out this adorable art print of New York or this classy New York pillow.

Enjoy this listening experience and let us know your favorites!

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1. I Love New York

2. New York by St. Vincent

3. Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z

4. Welcome to New York by Taylor Swift

5. New York, New York

6. New New York by The Cranberries

7. Coney Island by Good Old War

8. Subway Train by the New York Dolls

9. New York City by the Chainsmokers

10. No Sleep till Brooklyn by Beastie Boys

11. Autumn in New York by Billie Holiday

12. Talkin’ New York by Bob Dylan

13. Walk on the Wild Side by Lou Reed

14. Spanish Harlem by Ben. E King

15. Back to Manhattan by Norah Jones

16. Leaving New York by R.E.M

17. Uptown by the Crystals

18. Manhattan by Kings of Leon

19. New York by Ed Sheeran

20. Rhapsody in Blue

21. Chelsea Hotel No. 2

22. The Rising by Bruce Springsteen

23. Steppin Out by Joe Jackson

24. New York at Night by Old Dominion

25. Ever Since New York by Harry Styles

26. New York City by John Lennon

27. Brooklyn Baby by Lana Del Ray

28. Brooklyn, You’re Killing Me by Andrew McMahon

29. Angel of Harlem by U2

30. Fairytale of New York by the Pogues

31. Downtown Train by Tom Waits

32. I Love New York by Madonna

33. Rockaway Beach by the Ramones

34. Living for the City by Stevie Wonder

35. Downtown by Petula Clark

35+ Songs about New York to Make You Smile via @allamericanatlas

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