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.


24. "Rock This Town," Stray Cats

The trio from Massapequa was part of the CBGB punk scene before moving to England to join the rockabilly revival there and ended up leading the movement with such anthems as "Rock This Town." The song, produced by Dave Edmunds, quickly became a hit in England and then crossed back to America, where many thought Brian Setzer and friends were actually British. "Rock This Town" became the band's first American Top 10 hit, reaching No. 9 in 1982 and launching a rockabilly revival on this side of the Atlantic.

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