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.


38. "I Wanna Be Sedated," Ramones

It's part of the punk anthem's charm that the band from Forest Hills, Queens, sounds so excited -- clapping their hands, shouting and, of course, revving up their guitars -- about getting sedated. Though the song didn't chart when it was released from "Road to Ruin" in 1978, it nevertheless became an underground classic for several generations, as part of the soundtrack to "Times Square" and its use in "My So-Called Life," when Jordan Catalano sings it. 

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