One of Gothamist's favorite passtimes is trolling Wikipedia for new information about New York, and today we really hit paydirt: Someone is building a complete list of songs that reference our fair city. Take just the first ten-- you know you're living in the right city when you've got both Simon & Garfunkel and 2 Live Crew writing about it:
# "53rd and 3rd" by The Ramones
# "Angel of Harlem" by U2
# "Arthur's Theme" by Christopher Cross
# "Avenue A" by Daniel Cartier
# "Avenue B" by Iggy Pop
# "Back to the Bronx" by 2 Live Crew
# "Black History Month" by Death From Above 1979 (inspired by a ride through the New York subway)
# "Bleecker Street" by Simon and Garfunkel
# "Boogie Down Bronx" by JVC Force
# "The Boxer" by Simon and Garfunkel
However, it's also a little alarming when you find out that Kenny G has penned a song called "Tribeca." Check out some of our other favorite Wikipedia NYC pages: official NYC page, list of NYC lists page, and NYC travel page from WikiTravel.
And what NYC songs do you think should be added to the list?