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39 Essential Urban Anthems to Let Your City Know You Care

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Every city needs a mascot, a crooner that croons for them alone: Philadelphia has Rocky, Toronto has Drake, Los Angeles has Stevie Nicks, New York has, well, everyone, and New Jersey would be nothing without a certain pair of gyrating denim jeans that the world collectively calls Bruce Springsteen. Even Frank Lloyd Wright—who, by all regards, was kind of a nerd—gets posthumously serenaded by Simon & Garfunkel. With the help of a devoted Twitter coterie, we've put together the ultimate architecture and urbanism playlist. Light some candles, turn on this playlist, and let yourself be wooed.

1. Drake, You & The 6

2. Starship, We Built This City

3. Kraftwerk, Autobahn

4. Randy Newman, I Love L.A.

5. Ani DiFranco, Buildings And Bridges

6. Talking Heads, Burning Down the House

7. Thirty Seconds To Mars, City Of Angels

8. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Our House

9. Miley Cyrus, Wrecking Ball

10. Pet Shop Boys, Suburbia

11. Bruce Springsteen, Thunder Road

12. Elbow, New York Morning

13. Beauty Pill, Rideshare

14. Simon & Garfunkel, So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright

15. Pete Seeger, Little Boxes

16. Richard Hawley, Coles Corner

17. The Jam, Town Called Malice

18. Stevie Wonder, Living for the City

19. The Pogues, Dirty Old Town

20. Pavement, Grave Architecture

21. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers, Lonely Financial Zone

22. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs

23. Petula Clark, Downtown

24. Dire Straits, Wild West End

25. Grant Hart, Run Run Run To The Centre Pompidou

26. Tom Waits, House Where Nobody Lives

27. Bauhaus, Bela Lugosi's Dead

28. Bongo Man of Detroit, What I See in the D

29. An Architect's Dream, Kate Bush

30. Fergie, L.A.LOVE (la la) ft. YG

31. Nina Simone, Central Park Blues

32. The Drifters, Up On The Roof

33. Sleater-Kinney, No Cities To Love

34. David Bowie, Thru These Architect's Eyes

35. Underworld, Mmm Skyscraper I Love You

36. Barenaked Ladies, The Old Apartment

37. The Decemberists, Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect

38. Wu Tang Clan, Supreme Architecture

39. Paul Simon, Graceland

38. Billy Joel, Los Angelenos

39. They Might Be Giants, Istanbul (Not Constantinople)

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