I've been working on an informal playlist, tentatively entitled 'Don't get run over while walking in NYC'. I've found this absolutely necessary for survival, especially because I'm a country->city transplant. I chose these songs for their "NYC speed" beat.
Soft rock, classical and down-tempo songs are right out. If you're listening to this stuff you will get crowded, squashed against a wall and then trampled into a gutter before you can sing any 3 notes from the Beatles. I hope you find this useful if you're in the area!
(All links are YouTube, sorry)
Royksopp- Vision One
White Rabbits- Percussion Gun
Ke$ha- Tik Tok, VIP, Boots and Boys
La Roux- In For The Kill, Bulletproof, I'm Not Your Toy, As If By Magic
Muse- Starlight, Supermassive Black Hole
Keane- Crystal Ball
Jake Shimabukuro- Pink Panther
Coldplay- Lovers in Japan
Assemblage 23- Spark
Let me know if any of the links are broken.
(Apologies for the lack of fiber)
Do you have a lifesaving playlist?