Coffee Break: Let's Hear it for New York

9/11 Tribute
9/11 Tribute in Light, New York City (Jesse Mills/Unsplash)

Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Most of us remember exactly where we were and how the world and our lives changed when the Twin Towers fell.

Let's honor New York for the 20th anniversary of 9/11 in the way we do best - with music!

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs about New York, iconic New York artists, or songs that artists wrote in reaction to the tragic events of 9/11 do you want to hear?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below and feel free to share your 9/11 story as well.

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Songs played

Simon and Garfunkel - The Boxer
Nilsson - I Guess the Lord Must Be In New York City
St. Vincent - New York
Jay-Z - Empire State Of Mind (feat. Alicia Keys)
Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
Beastie Boys - An Open Letter to NYC
Interpol - NYC


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