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.


95. "Montauk," Bayside

In the rest of the country, fans focus on the "sweetness, can you believe this?" chorus of the band's 2004 song, but on Long Island the verses about a cold, empty Montauk beach ring so true, they get special attention.

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