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.


66. "Mrs. Robinson," Simon and Garfunkel

Just think, if Paul Simon wasn't working on songs for the movie "The Graduate," then the idea for this No. 1 song from 1968 would likely have become "Mrs. Roosevelt." Simon had been kicking around a melody and lyrics "So here's to you, Mrs. Roosevelt" until "Graduate" director Mike Nichols heard them and sought the change. The duo from Forest Hills, Queens, got their first Grammys with the song, including the prestigious record of the year award.

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