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.


99. "Put Away Your Love," Alessi Brothers

Before there were Jonases, there were the Alessi Brothers -- twins Billy and Bobby from West Hempstead. They were '70s heartthrobs, opening for Andy Gibb, and scoring hits like the bouncy "Put Away Your Love," which reached No. 71 in 1982, far higher than anything from the longer-lasting L.I. fave Barnaby Bye.

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