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.
--GLENN GAMBOA

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78. "This Magic Moment," Jay and the Americans

Written by Brooklyn native Doc Pomus, the '60s pop classic was recorded several times before the Brooklyn group Jay and the Americans offered the definitive version and took it to No. 6 on the charts in 1969. It has also been covered by everyone from Lou Reed, whose version was used in David Lynch's "Lost Highway," to the punk band The Misfits.

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