Like any other widely watched television event, the NBA All-Star Game has become far more than just an excuse for basketball's best to steal the Harlem Globetrotters' swag for one fine evening. No, it's now a massive pop-culture event in itself, one with celebrities in tow and performances from some of music's biggest names. Last year Pharrell opened up the festivities, and this go-round Christina Aguilera has been tapped to kick things off with a sure-to-be-over-the-top NYC-themed performance with backing help from the Rockettes. This sort of thing gets the city thinking about which songs the pop star and Voice judge (and Staten Island native) would choose for her big showing. Here are some New York City songs that could work their way into Christina's routine, from Sinatra to Stevie and even some Lovin' Spoonful. It's on you now, Xtina.
Courtesy of ChristinaAguilera.com Christina Aguilera is set to open the 2015 NBA All-Star Game with a New York–themed performance alongside the Rockettes on February 15.