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.
--GLENN GAMBOA

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26. "Walk This Way," Run-DMC

As they illustrated in their memorable video, Run-DMC broke down the wall between hip-hop and rock with their reworking of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way." The Hollis, Queens, group was able to bring their hip-hop style to the rock classic to create something new, bringing the song to No. 4 in 1986.

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