“New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” – LCD Soundsystem
Forget about the song itself for a second here and watch the music video below. How awesome is that? It’s freaking Kermit singing the song in the video. Anyway, on a more serious note, while this is one of the more popular songs about New York, it doesn’t commend or cheer on the city. No, instead, the song calls New York Out and expresses the songwriter’s disappointment in the city that he’s from, the city that he used to love. He doesn’t know what’s it become, but all he wants for it to change back and to make him proud again.
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