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.


27. "It's Too Late," Carole King

After splitting from her songwriting partner and husband Gerry Goffin, the Brooklyn native (nee Carol Klein) struck out on her own, eventually striking multiplatinum with her record-setting "Tapestry" album. "It's Too Late," a jazz-tinged breakup ballad, became one of King's biggest hits, reaching No. 1 on the pop charts and winning the record of the year Grammy in 1971.

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