We Share Our Mother's Health by The Knife
Frenetic and manic, yet electronically precise, just like the city's heaving but ruthlessly efficient underground transportation. Headphones on, crank it up loud, take a deep breath, and join the current.
Tsim Sha Tsui
Paper Planes by M.I.A.
The chorus says: "All I wanna do is <bang bang bang bang> and take your money." This seems to be the anthem of Tsim Sha Tsui, as every corner is filled with people aggressively trying to sell me watches, gold, jewellery, tailored suits, massages, and much, much more.
I'm Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO
The infamous area is perfect for people watching, and the sloped hills turn into a catwalk in the evening hours as partygoers show off their style. LMFAO's classic hit might as well be the mantra of this district, as it's all about style and confidence - even if you're only fooling yourself.
Avenue of Stars
Exaggerated by Eason Chan
Back during the 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards, Eason caused quite a storm with his performance. In Cantonese, the lyrics are of a person trying to achieve his dreams of being famous. Standing (quite literally) amongst the stars, how can one not feel compelled to try - even for a moment - to imitate them?
Don't Stop Movin' by S Club 7
This S Club 7 classic perfectly sums up Central Hong Kong. Not only do the famous escalators ensure the crowds are always moving, the hoards of shoppers, workers and tourists are constantly buzzing about like little ants, and it can really feel like "it's a crazy world" with "no end in sight". Rather than be overwhelmed by the madness, just embrace it, and brush up on your cheesy '90s pop while you're at it.
Mong Kok Market
The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel
Anyone who knows me knows I hate shopping. I hate bargaining even more, so going through Mong Kok Market is a form of torture I try to avoid. When I do have to go, I need a little S & G to recover. "And the people bowed and prayed, to the neon god they'd made" ... sums it up.
It's A Beautiful Day by Michael Buble
It's such an infectiously happy tune. You can't help but feel uplifted when hiking along Dragon's Back and gazing out at the great view. "I can't stop myself from smiling."