YIMBY songs

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June 2019 thread from @btx91


See thread: @btx91 Jun 3
whomst are the most yimby bands/whichst are the most yimby songs (pls dont make this all ska 
@alexbaca @porchrates

Louis Mirante @louismirante
“Baltimore” by Nina Simone is easily my favorite song about the concept of an American city. Kind of a downer, but haunting and important.

Randy Newman, sung by Nina Simone: "Baltimore" (1977) https://youtu.be/R0HmdB7OZnw
Randy Newman, "Burn On" (1972) about Cleveland and the burning Cuyahoga River.  https://youtu.be/VtW8RkI3-c4
Randy Newman, "I Love L.A. (We Love It!)" (1983) https://youtu.be/KcADqxnQA_4. 

Jefferson Starship: We Built This City

joshuahmel @joshuahmel Jun 4
Easily “Petroleum Distillation” by Fifteen. Also, “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton.

W. S. Thomas @willthomas_usa
Yazz - The Only Way Is Up 

Militant "Less Parking, More Pianos" Pedestrian @transbay Jun 4
I'm pretty sure this is not what you had in mind, but you know me... try out this waltz composed by the elder Johann Strauss to celebrate the 1830s era opening of a new rail line in Vienna.
Eisenbahn-Lust-Walzer, Op. 89

Alex @AlexAnotherOne
"Les and Ray" by Le Tigre. Track 12 from their debut album "Le Tigre" (1999).

welcometodot 🍨 @WelcomeToDot Jun 4
For your next 90s throwback yimby rave
Underworld - Mmm Skyscraper I Love You - (Full Length)
Full length version of Underworld's Mmm Skyscraper I Love You from their 1994 album Dubnobasswithmyheadman, released on Junior Boy's Own.


M. Lynn Hill @mallylynnhill
#fightsprawl anthem
malvina reynolds - little boxes


Central NJ Yimby🇺🇸🚲🏙 @YIMBY_Princeton Jun 3
Jackie Wilson "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" 
Also good is Ashford & Simpson "Solid As A Rock" for the "We Build It Up We Build It Up We build It up!" line.


Bob M @ReasonablySmart Jun 3
I like this one
Dragonette - Live In This City (Official Video)


Josiah Stevenson @josiahstevenson Jun 4
This has been my favorite lately:
A-WA - "Hana Mash Hu Al Yaman" (Official Video)
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Jean Walsh @jwalshie Jun 4
"hey paved paradise and put up a parking lot"
[Joni Mitchell [Big Yellow Taxi"]


Jon Bate @jonobate Jun 4
“Overpriced unreal estate, surreal estate
The highest price they've hit to date
Creating new divides and tension
You've got to tolerate
All those people that you hate
I'm not in love with you
But I won't hold that against you”
-- Super Furry Animals - Juxtaposed With U


Alex Sommer @_alexsommer Jun 4
Hmm, NoFx, perhaps their song Murder the Government?

Chris N. Morfas @MorfasChrisN Jun 4
The Who's "Tattoo" features as protagonists two brothers who "went downstairs past the barber and gymnasium."

YIMBYtown 2017 list

curated by: @mmelibbington:

Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
Journey - Lights
Le Tigre - My My Metrocard
Grateful Dead - Shakedown Street (2013 Remaster)
Talking Heads - Cities
Talking Heads - Don't Worry About the Government
Cub - New York City
Vagabon - Minneapolis
The Weakerthans - One Great City!
Joe Dassin - Les Champs-Elysées
Queen - Bicycle Race
Vampire Weekend - Step
The Decemberists - Los Angeles, I'm Yours
Best Coast - The Only Place
It's Casual - The Red Line
Pretenders - My City Was Gone (2007 Remaster)
The Mowgli's - San Francisco
Black Dynasty - Deep East Oakland (feat. Dru Down & Dangerous Dame)
Sleater-Kinney - Light Rail Coyote
The Helio Sequence - Everyone Knows Everyone
Illmaculate - Lost Our Soul feat. Ness Lee
Esperanza Spalding - City Of Roses
Kraftwerk - Metropolis (2009 Remastered Version)
Foxygen - San Francisco
Slim Thug - Welcome 2 Houston (feat. Doughbeezy, Delorean, Propain, GT Garza & KIlla Kyleon)
N.A.S.A. - The Mayor (feat. The Cool Kids, Ghostface Killah, Scarface & DJ AM)
Rotfront - Sovietoblaster
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express
Will Smith - Miami
Mark Ronson - The Bike Song
The Beach Boys - It's A Beautiful Day (Single Edit/2012 MIx)
Draze - The Hood Ain't the Same
Operation Ivy - Bad Town
Owl City - Hello Seattle
The Black Keys - Ohio
Pretenders - Downtown (Akron)
M83 - Midnight City
Blue Scholars - The Ave
Lorde - Team
John Forster - The Ballad Of Robert Moses
Petula Clark - Downtown
Fitz & The Tantrums - The Walker
Malvina Reynolds - Little Boxes
Kingston Trio - M.T.A.
Flight Of The Conchords - Inner City Pressure 
Doug Sahm - I Can't Go Back To Austin
Explosions In The Sky - Your Hand In Mine
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset (Stereo Mix)
Angelo Badalamenti - A Foggy Day (In London Town)
Death Cab for Cutie - 405
Kate Micucci - Walking in Los Angeles
Shonen Knife - Cycling Is Fun
Melanie Safka - Brand New Key
elbow - Station Approach
LCD Soundsystem - New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down
Saint Etienne - London Belongs to Me
Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
Lucinda Williams - Six Blocks Away
Weird Al Yankovic - Another One Rides the Bus
Art Brut - The Passenger
The Replacements - Kiss Me on the Bus
Saba - Stoney (feat. Phoelix & BJRKNC)
Willie Nelson - City of New Orleans
Ace Frehley - New York Groove
Jungle - Heavy, California
Simon & Garfunkel - America
of Montreal - Soft Music/Juno - Portraits Of The Jovian Sky 
Bishop Allen - The Chinatown Bus
George Harrison - Any Road
The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer in the City
Three Dog Night - The Family Of Man
The Vogues - Five O'Clock World
George Gershwin - Rhapsody In Blue
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Caltrain Song
Holy Ghost! - Bridge and Tunnel