5. Bob Marley, “Reggae on Broadway”
This early tune from 1972 doesn’t get into the specifics of the city but it is one of Bob and the Wailers’ funkiest and most hardrockin’ tunes, warranting inclusion on that alone. (Yes, we thought of including Barrington Levy’s “Here I Come” AKA “Broader than Broadway” but that has even less of an explicit connection to NYC. It did come in at No. 1 in our Barrrington rankings, though).