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Week 2: Pick your favorite Long Island song

CITI FIELD “Last Play at Shea” premiere Aug.

“Last Play at Shea” premiere
Aug. 21, 2010
Citi Field transformed into a movie theater, hosting the premiere of “Last Play at Shea,” a documentary that chronicled Billy Joel’s final concert at Shea Stadium in 2008.

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Well, last week wasn't even close.

Straylight Run (thanks to a well-placed Twitter request from bassist Shaun Cooper) ran away with the vote last week, as readers' favorite from songs #91-100 of the 100 Songs Every Long Islander Should Know, landing a whopping 57 percent of the vote, with no other song even placing in double digits. (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.)

Will this week's contest be just as lopsided? Could be. Currently, Billy Joel's “The Downeaster 'Alexa'” is way out in front of Mountain's “Mississippi Queen.” But that could change.

PHOTO: No. 83 Billy Joel

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