We continue honoring some of our favorite cities with our monthly playlists. After London and Los Angeles, now it’s time for New York. The city that never sleeps has inspired some of the best music ever written and recorded. From Sinatra’s New York, New York to Jay-Z’s Empire State of Mind, songs about New York City span genres and generations. NYC has inspired odes to its majesty and danger, its punk vitality and all-embracing spirit.

New York is probably one of the most cosmopolitan and smart cities all around the world, a city perfectly identified with the spirit and DNA of Boxer Union. It hasn’t been easy to make a selection of 20 songs, but we have tried to cover as many possible music styles: pop (Elbow, Leonard Cohen), rock (Interpol, The Strokes), punk, (The Ramones, The Moldy Peaches), jazz (Dave Brubeck) ballads (Bruce Springsteen)… Hope you enjoy it.

01. New York Morning. Elbow
02. NYC. Interpol
03. New York City Cops. The Strokes
04. New York, I Love You But You Are Bringing Me Down. LCD Soundsystem
05. Manhattan. Cat Power
06. Daughters Of The Soho Riots. The National
07. Coney Island. Death Cab For Cutie
08. Nights On Broadway. Candy Station
09. First We Take Manhattan. Leonard Cohen
10. Hey Manhattan! Prefab Sprout
11. New York Groove. Hello
12. Step. Vampire Weekend
13. The Luckiest Guy On The Lower East Side. The Magnetic Fields
14. Broadway Bossa Nova. Dave Brubeck
15. Dwontown. Petula Clark
16. Chelsea Hotel #2. Leonard Cohen
17. Rockaway Beach. Ramones
18. Nyc’s Like A Graveyard. The Moldy Peaches
19. East Harlem. Beirut
20. New York Dity Serenade. Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen

The Strokes

Vampire Weekend

Cat Power