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Ryan Adams, “New York, New York” -- That Ryan Adams’ “New York, New York” was released the same month of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was an unfortunate coincidence, but it became an anthem for the city thereafter, ending up in heavy radio rotation thanks to its simple affirmation, “I still love you New York.” It’s actually a break-up song, though and in context, Adams is merely broadcasting an infectious affection for a city that provided the backdrop for his own broken heart.
10. “What Was It You Wanted” by Willie Nelson: Nelson’s deadpan, off-kilter phrasing fits perfectly with this tale of romantic confusion that Bob recorded on Oh Mercy. Few artists can tap into the idiosyncratic nature of Dylan, but Willie certainly makes that short list.
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