Top Ten Songs About Brooklyn

Perhaps America's most famous borough, Brooklyn has inspired musical tributes from virtually all genres. Here's a list of some of the best.

One of the many great things about Brooklyn is the depth of passion it inspires. The borough, perhaps America's most famous and a perennially popular theme in popular culture, has inspired musical tributes from virtually all genres, especially hip-hop, which, by necessity, has gotten short shrift here. Given the huge and diverse field, it's a fool's errand to try to rank songs about Brooklyn, but fool I am.

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Tom Licciardello Paintingbytom.com December 16, 2011 at 03:03 PM
It's amazing how famous Brooklyn really is. I have been born and raised in Brooklyn all my life for 48 years. I left for Florida for 2 years back in 1988 and I had to come back. When I was down there I bought a personalized front plate for my car (you didn't need 2 plates) that said Brooklyn Born. Every where I go people just know and say either "are you from Brooklyn or New York?" Love it. Coolest place on the planet.
Chris Owens December 18, 2011 at 09:17 PM
Jon PInamonti -- "In The Borough"
Liza Featherstone March 15, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Love it, Peter! But I would add Foxy Brown's "BK Anthem": "I grew up in the thoroughest borough - BK..." hope you are well. xoxo
Oenophilosopher June 30, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Anonymous nailed it with the Avett Brothers. Also, Mos Def "Brooklyn". And Gregory Alan Isacov "Raising Cain".
gin March 13, 2013 at 01:36 PM
We Live in Brooklyn, Baby -- Roy Ayres


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