"Shattered" by The Rolling Stones (VIDEO)

Listen to "Shattered" by The Rolling Stones, No. 39 on our list of the 100 best NYC songs.

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!

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