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.


40. "Love Is a Battlefield," Pat Benatar

The Lindenhurst native broke from her strictly rock image with this danceable anthem to stellar results, reaching No. 1 on the mainstream rock charts and No. 5 on the pop charts in 1983, as well as a Grammy for best female rock vocal performance. But it was the video for the song -- and its dramatic "shoulder shake" choreography -- that cemented it into pop culture consciousness for decades.

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