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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.

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