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I'm looking for a couple songs that really capture the symbolism of the skyscraper in American culture. Any suggestions?

Asked by laceykorn (9points) April 29th, 2010

I’m looking for songs that don’t just mention skyscrapers, but really are kind of about them. I really like the song by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys because it does an adequate job, but I’d like to find some more that are either just like that or a little different. So it can be about a skyscraper, a city, or the skyline, etc.

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missingbite's avatar

Not like Jay Z but…New York New York by Sinatra is great.

rebbel's avatar

Fly Like An Eagle – The Steve Miller Band

silverfly's avatar

Skyscraper by bad religion is the only one I can think of. Probably not what you’re looking for though.

deni's avatar

“Lights” by Journey is a song about San Francisco and all its greatness…I LOVE IT. It gives me shivers and makes me sad at the same time lol.

or how about Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Guy Mitchell. It’s a serious oldie but its still good. Plus its about Pittsburgh….Boo ya

New York State of Mind – Billy Joel
Viva Las Vegas – Elvis the pelvis

jazmina88's avatar

Philip Glass is ideal

missingbite's avatar

Oh how about Breakfast in America by Supertramp! “Take a jumbo cross the water, like to see America. See the girls in California!

sweetteaindahouse's avatar

Skyscrapers by OK Go

evandad's avatar

The Fool and the Hummingbird – Peter Kater

filmfann's avatar

I can’t remember the title of the song from the early 70’s. Something like Love on the 70th Floor. Very pop.

charliecompany34's avatar

aint that america by john cougar mellencamp, i think

DeanV's avatar

So Stark – Pavement

It’s really the only one I can think of.

Ponderer983's avatar

Sky is the Limit by Biggie

anartist's avatar

“Forty-Second Street” by Harry Warren and Al Dubin
“Give My Regards to Broadway” by George M. Cohan

laceykorn's avatar

Thanks guys, these are all really good. I think I’ve got just about enough here.

panicpack121's avatar

“Ladder To Heaven”-Alan Jackson from South Park.
“Sky Is The Limit”-Biggie
“Dissected Your God On The Ruins of the World Trade Center”-Fuck… I’m Dead (a brutal death metal song, it’s patriotic, because its actually about the Muslim god being killed by a Jewish United State person. Funny shit!).

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