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.


60. "Tears on My Pillow," Little Anthony and The Imperials

This classic doo-wop ballad made the Brooklyn vocal group instant stars when it climbed to No. 4 in 1958, thanks to "Little Anthony" Gourdine's powerful, youthful voice. What made them Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, though, was the way they stuck to the distinctive, romantic style they developed for this song, even in the face of competition from the British Invasion and Motown.

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