If you're in a New York state of mind, I have the perfect playlist for you! This is what I listened to during my last trip to the Big Apple:
Note: I feel this post is especially pertinent after Sandy's destruction. Even after a hurricane battered the city, it's still one of the most magnificent the world over. While you're listening to this playlist, if you have any time or money to spare, check out these post-Sandy volunteer opportunities or where to donate to help those affected by Sandy. Thanks!
♫ Around the World - Buddy Greco (featured on the Pan Am soundtrack)
Around the world / I've searched for you / I traveled on when hope was gone / To keep a rendezvous.
♫ Sherry - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Technically, I suppose this is more of a New Jersey song than a New York song, but to each her own, right? Besides, it's so dance-y!
♫ Manhattan - Ella Fitzgerald
How can you go to Manhattan and not listen to this song?! I already sang its praises here.
♫ Downtown - Petula Clark
♫ New York State of Mind - Barbra Streisand
♫ Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
A new classic?
♫ Rent - Anthony Rapp & Adam Pascal (Rent Official Broadway Cast Recording)
The title song from the NYC musical.
♫ New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
It's up to you, New York, New York!
♫ The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
This song is epic, just like the city. Plus, it's by a native New Yorker.