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In case you’ve had your headphones unplugged this past week: Taylor Swift loves New York. “Welcome to New York,” the latest single off her upcoming album, “1989,” is a toe-tapping ode to the bright lights and big dreamers of Manhattan — and, dare we say, quite reminiscent of Whitney Port’s journey to “The City” years ago.
To break it down simply, both T-Swift’s and Whitney’s decisions to move to the Big Apple boiled down to the very same reason: being enamored and captivated by the bustling streets, prominent people and the never-ending pursuit of “making it.”
“Welcome to New York” speaks to a whole new generation of wide-eyed college grads looking to unlock the secrets of success, but we’ll never forget “The City”‘s liberating theme song (“Top of the World,” by The Pussycat Dolls), as well as the tracks that played in the background during some of the show’s most memorable scenes.
From Bruno Mars to Jay Z to Florence Welsh, take a look at our favorite musical moments from “The City”:
“Voices Carry,” by Automatic Loveletter
Time for some harsh truth: The Big Apple isn’t as glamorous as it seems. Whitney discovered this sobering reality shortly after unpacking her bags, and quickly turned to a familiar friend for advice: Lauren Conrad.
“Blah, Blah, Blah,” by Kesha (feat. 3OH!3)
Nothing said drama quite like Olivia and Erin’s epic showdowns (always refereed by Joe Zee) –- especially when Olivia failed to wear Guess for ELLE’s ~major~ Guess by Marciano soiree.
“Empire State of Mind,” by Jay Z (feat. Alicia Keys)
When it comes to working in New York, it’s almost an unspoken yet understood rule to blast “Empire State of Mind” at any given moment.
“Kiss with a Fist,” by Florence + The Machine
Another day, another disagreement between Erin and Olivia. This time, Olivia’s opinion on Whitney’s fashion line, Whitney Eve, got trumped — causing even more tension on the fashion frontlines.
“Nothin’ On You,” by B.o.B. (feat. Bruno Mars)
Trying to start a career in New York (let alone the fashion world) isn’t an easy task, but Whitney proved the haters wrong after her collection impressed Maybelline reps for Miami Fashion Week.
“This Will Be Our Year,” by Nerina Pallot
After wowing the crowds with her debut collection, Whit received some sweet words of wisdom from her boss/mentor Kelly Cutrone.
What were your favorite musical moments from “The City”? Share them in the comments!
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