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Week 9: Pick your favorite Long Island song
Louis Armstrong's “What a Wonderful World” beat out Neil Diamond's “Sweet Caroline” (bum bum bum) 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”
This week’s list includes plenty of heavy-hitters, including Twisted Sister, Blue Oyster Cult and Pat Benatar, but Billy Joel's “Piano Man” has to be the hands-down favorite to take this week, right? Find out next week if that turns out to be true.
No. 11: Billy Joel
Which is your favorite song?
Billy Joel, “Piano Man” Pat Benatar, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” The Notorious B.I.G., “Mo Money Mo Problems” Blue Oyster Cult, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper" Debbie Gibson, “Foolish Beat” Jay-Z, “Empire State of Mind” John Coltrane, “A Love Supreme” De la Soul, “Me, Myself and I” Barbra Streisand, “The Way We Were” Twisted Sister, “We're Not Gonna Take It”