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.


77. "It Wasn't Me," Shaggy

One of two No. 1 hits Jamaican native Orville Burrell landed from his chart-topping album "Hot Shot" in 2000, recorded after he had settled in Valley Stream. "It Wasn't Me" led a run of reggae-influenced pop onto the charts. It also reflected the pre-9/11 cultural zeitgeist of "deny, deny, deny," even when confronted with facts.

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