In one short week I shall be flying west and as with all major life events, I plan to theme it with an appropriate playlist. I thought I'd share my initial thoughts on this with you.
First up, my all-time favourite Randy Crawford and Streetlife. This song pretty much hums in my head as I power walk around Manhattan. I think it's the introduction that makes it so appealing.
I am an 80s kid so there is always a place for Fame. I love the old cab and cassette player in this. Baby look at me...
Oh Madonna, I will always love you for Into The Groove. I am planning a tribute visit to Battery Park. Goddammit, I still want to be her in this video.
Rapture by Blondie. I don't actually think any playlist is complete without this. Added bonus - it has a very Manhattan vibe. Also, if I can't be Madonna, can I be Debbie please?
It Had To Be You. From one of the best New York films ever made. Sing it Harry.
Only Barbra is allowed to sing this. Apologies for the subtitles! 2.13 gets me every time.
Across 110th Street. I adore this song. Another great opening.
And possibly my favourite New York song from Billy Joel. I love the lyrics to this, so evocative.
Christopher Cross gave us this masterpiece. Well, Burt Bacharach did of course. Maybe now I will understand what it means to be caught between the moon and New York City?
I could do this all night so it's time to close this one out with the bible of songs for us working girls. Sing it Carly! I'll try and avoid having a Melanie Griffith hair do while I am there but no promises...
Tell me your New York songs.