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.


64. "Don't Believe the Hype," Public Enemy

Though the Roosevelt-based group got a lot of attention for its debut "Yo! Bum Rush the Show," this was the single that declared that Public Enemy was more than simply a rap act. Though it reached only No. 18 on the R&B/Hip-Hop charts in 1988, it became a national catchphrase as well as a call to arms for questioning the media, as well as politicians and the police.

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