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Week 8: Pick your favorite Long Island song
Billy Joel’s “It’s Still Rock ‘n’ Roll to Me” edged out Peter Frampton’s “Show Me the Way” in the readers’ vote for last week’s installment of “100 Songs Every Long Islander Should Know.”
The overall Top 5 unchanged, though The Good Rats and Harry Chapin are closing in on the 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 songs were the readers' favorites.)
This week’s list includes hits from everyone from Wheatus to Louis Armstrong, as well as Ryan Star’s ode to the LIRR “Last Train Home.” Find out next week if any of these can climb their way into the Top 5.
No. 25 Ryan Star
Which is your favorite song?
"Wannabe Gangster," Wheatus "One Sweet Day," Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men "No Sleep Til Brooklyn," Beastie Boys "Walk This Way," Run-DMC "It's Too Late," Carole King "Last Train Home," Ryan Star "Rock This Town," Stray Cats "Sweet Caroline," Neil Diamond "What a Wonderful World," Louis Armstrong "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," Cyndi Lauper