The art of the playlist

I have a good starting selection of songs for my New York playlist, but I still need more. It is an ongoing project until the moment my flight leaves Saturday morning.

My current playlist is as follows:

Empire State of Mine- Jay Z (ft. Alicia Keys.)

New York City Serenade- Bruce Springsteen

An Open Letter to NYC- The Beastie Boys

The Only Living Boy in New York- Simon and Garfunkel

Who Says- John Mayer

Bright Lights- Matchbox Twenty

NYC 25- The Olivia Tremor Control

New York, New York- Frank Sinatra

Cab- Train

City Love- John Mayer

Almost Honest- Josh Kelley

NYC- Interpol

New York, New York- Ryan Adams

Hard times in New York- Bob Dylan

Motorcycle Driveby- Third Eye Blind

Empire State of Mind Part II- Alicia Keys

Those are the 16 songs that look to be the soundtrack to my trip into New York. I’m still looking for suggestions, and I know there are plenty more out there. Please keep leaving suggestions in the comment boxes. It’s been a huge help.

3 more days until I’m outta here.


Posted on May 12, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Matt, I made a mix for a friend who spent a semester in NYC a couple years ago. I like you, so I’ll give you the whole list. Hope it helps:

    Do you have love for New York?
    1. Marching Bands of Manhattan – DCFC
    2. New Your City – They Might Be Giants
    3. Song for Myla Goldberg – The Decemberists
    4. NYC’s Like a Graveyard – The Moldy Peaches
    5. Piazza, New York Catcher – Belle & Sebastian
    6. NYC – Interpol
    7. The Only Living Boy in New York – Simon & Garfunkel
    8. No Sleep Till Brooklyn – The Beastie Boys
    9. The Boy Looked At Johnny – The Libertines
    10. Vanessa From Queens – Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
    11. Ne Me Quitte Pas- Regina Spektor
    12. The Vampires of New York – Marcy Playground
    13. New York, New York – Ryan Adams
    14. Brooklyn Phone Call – All Girl Summer Fun Band
    15. Bright Lights – Matchbox Twenty
    16. NYC-25 – The Olivia Tremor Control
    17. Train Under Water – Bright Eyes
    18. Eleanor Put Your Boots On – Franz Ferdinand
    19. Myriad Harbour – The New Pornographers
    20. Coney Island – DCFC
    21. New York, I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down – LCD Soundsystem

  2. That most definitely helps. I’ll be adding a big handful of those bad boys to the playlist. Thank you much L Frame

  3. “Bulletproof Weeks” – Matt Nathanson
    “Hey There Delilah” – Plain White T’s
    “6th Avenue Heartache” – The Wallflowers
    “Manhattan” – Kings of Leon
    “The World I Know” – Collective Soul
    “Dream Like New York” – Tyrone Wells

    And, of course….

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