Artist: Billy Joel
City: New York
Year: 1976
Best Line: "I'm just taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River Line / Cause I'm in a New York state of mind."

Disses Rival City Makes Us Want to Visit

Rappers tend to narrow their focus when discussing New York. But put a dude in front of a piano, maybe get him just drunk enough to let the nostalgia flow, and he'll hammer out a tune that embraces all the boroughs. Hell, Billy Joel even admits to reading a newspaper that's not the Times. Stuff white people like: all of it.