Skip to main content. New York, New York "Theme". Carey Mulligan;Liz Caplan. From the Album Shame. Listen Now.
1. ‘Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down’ – Alicia Keys
Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. Ever been hopelessly in love and taken a ride on the New York subway? Holiday captures the feeling of relief and romance in New York City right as the air turns crisp. Because New York is such a transient city in a state of constant evolution, many neighborhoods become memory graveyards. This song captures that sense of loss and longing, especially when a best friend leaves in search of a new place to call home. In New York City, you never are. Her rap scathingly but hilariously spotlights characters in Bushwick, the East Village, Long Island City, the Bronx and more, detailing the wild characters of the city that we all know and love or hate.
Here they are. Contributors : Steve Almond, R. Because like it or not and many choose the latter, understandably this is what we are now.
What do you wonder? Listener Cathy Lane wrote in with a question about music: How much do songwriters and performers earn when their music is used as a television theme song? Are they paid for every episode? So we went to Gary Portnoy.