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PYHOF: Ode to the Big Apple

May 1 marks the anniversary of the official opening of the Empire State Building back in 1931; and as tribute, this week's PYHOF playlist pays homage to this building and the amazing city where it is located, the culture capital of the world, New York City!

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Oh, New York City, where do we begin?

Undoubtedly the most well-known city in the world, The Big Apple has become a great big melting pot of culture and tradition over the years. You can literally see people from all walks of life in every corner, and it’s this kind of diversity that has inspired a great number artists and musicians all over the world.

And for this week’s playlist, we offer you a selection of songs that pay homage to the city and life in the great NYC.

New York, New York by Frank Sinatra
New York State of Mind by Billy Joel
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters by Elton John
Autumn in New York by Ella Fitzgerald
Englishman in New York by Sting
New York City Cops by The Strokes
Empire State of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys) by Jay-Z
The Only Living Boy in New York by Simon and Garfunkel
The Luckiest Guy in the Lower East Side by The Magnetic Fields
No Sleep Till Brooklyn by Beastie Boys
Shattered by The Rolling Stones
New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down by LCD Soundsystem
Coney Island Baby by Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground
NYC by Interpol

PYHOF: Ode to the Big Apple by PYHOF on Grooveshark

Got other songs that put you in a New York state of mind? Share them below!

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