These Are The Best Songs Written About New York

photographed by Jessica Nash.
New York City is electric, awe-inspiring, and magical. Just think about the bevy of NYC-based movies and TV shows, or some of the iconic moments that took place in the city. It's enough to convince even the biggest fan of rustic living that this city has something special. But the ultimate homage to a city? Music.
From Taylor Swift to Billy Joel, songs praising NYC are bountiful, to say the least, and run the gamut from pop to rock to rap. So we've taken it upon ourselves to corral some of the best. With inspiration ranging from SoHo to Central Park, and everywhere in between, click ahead for our favorite New York City-inspired tracks.