Several Harlem named/themed songs make Time Out New York’s 100 Best Songs about New York City


Time Out New York recently released a ranked list of 100 songs dealing with the subject of New York City and several Harlem themed or named songs top the list, such as Take the A Train by Duke Ellington, Across 110th Street by Bobby Womack, Harlem Blues by Nat King Cole, Harlem Shuffle by Bob&Earl, Angel of Harlem by U2 and more. The list of 100 covers 50 years of tributes to the city that is known all over the world for inspiring artists across every musical genre.

In addition to the tracks, videos and commentary, Time Out New York is offering a Spotify playlist, so that readers can follow and stream the ranked songs on their own devices. Users will also be able to rerank the top 25 selections on the list by voting their choices up or down in the Readers’ Poll.

The Top NYC Song List can be seen at Time Out New York or go directly to Spotify, if you have an account.

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2 responses to “Several Harlem named/themed songs make Time Out New York’s 100 Best Songs about New York City

  1. Well of course there are a number of songs about Harlem on the list! That’s where much of what’s happening in New York happens first. The best and most exciting things happen in Harlem. If we had songwriting talent, perhpas we’d write a song as well!

  2. Reblogged this on HarlemGal Inc. and commented:

    I am reblogging this in honor of Bobby Womack, who recently passed and wrote Across 110th Street.

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