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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88. "Stand," Donnie McClurkin

Before Pastor Donnie McClurkin of Freeport's Perfecting Faith Church sang "Stand" at the funeral of his friend Whitney Houston this year, the 1996 song was a favorite of gospel music fans. After his emotional delivery of the song, "Stand" was introduced worldwide as an anthem for the grieving.

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