Backstage Pass

Music, concerts, musicians and more.


Week 4: Pick your favorite Long Island song

Who: The Ramones Best known for: Spearheading the

Who: The Ramones
Best known for: Spearheading the punk scene
Year inducted: 2008 (Credit: Danny Clinch)

Harry Chapin’s “Taxi” squeaked past Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” in the readers’ vote of last week’s installment of “100 Songs Every Long Islander Should Know.”

However, the light voting turnout last week wasn’t enough to push Chapin into the overall Top 5. For those keeping track at home, the current standings among readers are: 1. Straylight Run, “Your Name Here (Sunrise Highway)” 2. Billy Joel, “The Downeaster 'Alexa'” 3. The Weather Girls, “It's Raining Men” 4. The Movielife, “Jamaica Next” 5. Bayside, “Montauk”

(By the way, you can keep voting for the songs from last week or any other week here on Backstage Pass. We'll tally all the votes at the end and see which of the songs was the readers' favorite.)

This week’s list includes a little something for everyone – from LL Cool J to Perry Como, The Ramones to Cyndi Lauper. How will that affect the voting?

PHOTO: No. 63 The Ramones

advertisement | advertise on newsday


Follow Newsday music writer Glenn Gamboa for the latest from pop's biggest voices.
Twitter | Blog

Follow Newsday Entertainment

advertisement | advertise on newsday