The New York Magazine in conjunction with critics and musicians from the Vulture Staff threw down The Ultimate New York Playlist.  I was thrilled (and hardly surprised) to learn Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York was the sure-fire numero uno and even more thrilled to learn Jay Z’s overly cocksure Empire State of Mind was number nineteen.

Other winners (in my humble oculars) include: LCD Soundsystem’s New York, I Love You But You’re Brining Me Down, the Velvet Underground I’m Waiting for the Man, Luna’s Going Home and the Dolls’ Subway Train.