"King of the New York Streets" by Dion (VIDEO)

Listen to "King of the New York Streets" by Dion, No. 74 on our list of the 100 best NYC songs.



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74. Dion, "King of the New York Streets" (1989)

A latter-day effort from the voice of golden oldies like "The Wanderer" and "Runaround Sue," this ballsy lead-off single from comeback LP Yo Frankie! delivered street-tough couplets that sounded lived-in: "People called me the scandalizer/The world was my appetizer/I turned gangs into fertilizer/King of the New York streets." What's more, Dion has kept it up, even now reinventing himself as an urban bluesman.

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