When you’re in a city as cool and diverse as NYC, you want a playlist that can keep up. Whether you’re hanging out Uptown, Midtown, or Downtown, we bring you 12 of our favorite New York City tunes to listen to as you stroll the streets.
This 2014 song was an instant classic and we definitely know why!
This song, focusing on the struggles of growing up in NYC, is notably one of the best rap songs of all time.
Like this song, The Beastie Boys are fun, reckless, and wild. It’s the perfect representation of Brooklyn.
This 1998 classic will throw you back to old-school NYC.
Though ‘the city’ in reference is not NYC, Stevie Wonder’s song is appropriate for all city dwellers and travelers.
Transport yourself back in time with this 1977 rock song.
Hailing from Staten Island, Wu-Tang Clan has been one of the most influential groups of all time and C.R.E.A.M. is one of their most recognizable songs.
An insanely cool song for an insanely cool city.
New York can be nitty and gritty, and ASAP Rocky captures the struggles of living in the big city.
This song is perfect for those that want to just drop everything, pack their belongings, and move to New York City.
A classic song for the adventurer in all of us.
No NYC playlist would be complete without this 2009 hit. “There’s nothing you can’t do in New York”.