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.


80. "I Hate Myself for Loving You," Joan Jett

The Long Beach rocker's anthem for bad choices and esteem issues reached No. 8 on the pop charts in 1988 to become the biggest of her hits that she co-wrote. It's had a new life as the theme for NBC's "Sunday Night Football" in recent years as "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," recorded by Pink initially and then Faith Hill.

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