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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84. "This Little Girl," Gary U.S. Bonds

Written by Bruce Springsteen and featuring the E Street Band, "This Little Girl" led to a massive comeback for Wheatley Heights' Bonds in 1981, as the song reached No. 11 on the pop charts. The song took Bonds' work full circle, showing how his '60s songs influenced artists like Springsteen and how they, in turn, influenced his comeback.

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