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.


48. "Good Lovin'," The Rascals

Famously formed at the Southampton club The Barge, The Rascals (originally known as the Young Rascals) became the prototype for Long Island bands of the mid-'60s with the good-time anthem "Good Lovin'," a cover of the Olympics' early-'60s R&B song. This mix of rock and soul that would later be called "blue-eyed soul" for the way it broke down music's racial stereotypes. "Good Lovin' " hit No. 1 in 1966 and helped give Long Island its own distinctive style of pop music.

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