"Shattered" by The Rolling Stones (VIDEO)
Listen to "Shattered" by The Rolling Stones, No. 39 on our list of the 100 best NYC songs.
Wed Mar 7 2012
39. The Rolling Stones, "Shattered" (1978)
The iconic English rockers had a notorious love-hate relationship with the States, especially NYC. That ambivalence is conveyed nowhere better than in this song, which Mick Jagger reportedly wrote in the back of a yellow cab. It's a sleazy punk track about the grime that was rife in '70s New York: the trash, the greed, the sex, the despair. Shadoobie!