100 songs Long Islanders should know

As we prepare for the upcoming Long Island Music Hall of Fame Induction Gala on Oct. 18 at the Paramount in Huntington, we wanted to pull together a list of the songs that should be a source of civic pride.
These are the 100 songs every Long Islander should know -- songs by people from here, about here, and written and recorded here, that also have changed the world of music. And by here, we go along with the LIHoF's definition of Long Island: Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk.


10. "You're So Last Summer," Taking Back Sunday

Singer Adam Lazzara says the idea for the song came from a friend who was going to the movies in Farmingdale with him and guitarist-singer John Nolan. The song didn't chart, but it did help push the band's debut, "Tell All Your Friends," to No. 8 on the independent albums chart in 2002. "Summer" became an anthem to sensitive teens (especially the line, "The truth is you could slit my throat and with my one last gasping breath, I'd apologize for bleeding on your shirt") and helped feed the growing emo movement as well as the music industry feeding frenzy surrounding the Long Island music scene. When the band landed Freeport's Flavor Flav to star in the video, it became clear they were developing some major clout.

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