"New York City Cops" by The Strokes (VIDEO)
Listen to "New York City Cops" by The Strokes, No. 36 on our list of the 100 best NYC songs.
Wed Mar 7 2012
36. The Strokes, "New York City Cops" (2001)
Julian Casablancas's chronicle of a strange booze- and rock & roll--fueled evening spent on "the streets of American nights" involves a girl named Nina, the desire to get the hell out of New York and a bunch of dumb police officers. It may not have been the most memorable flip-off from the winners of the Sonic Hipster Pageant circa 2001, but it's still one of our favorites.