"Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)" by Billy Joel (VIDEO)

Listen to "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)" by Billy Joel, No. 69 on our list of the 100 best NYC songs.

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69. Billy Joel, "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)" (1976)

Among the few good things spawned by New York's notorious financial crises of the '70s was this goofy dystopian fable in which Billy Joel recounts the tale of an abandoned Manhattan: its citizens evacuated to Florida, the Mafia now running Mexico. Even in its collapse, the city remains defiantly dysfunctional: Striking union workers won't let escape boats set sail from the Battery.


Miami 2017 (I've Seen the Lights Go Out On Broadway) - The Essential Billy Joel


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