Iron Butterfly's “In-a-Gadda-da-Vida” beat out Little Anthony and The Imperials' “Tears on My Pillow” in a surprisingly light readers’ vote in last week’s installment of “100 Songs Every Long Islander Should Know.”
The holiday week must have kept fans from the polls, leaving the overall Top 5 unchanged. 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 not one, but two, Mariah Carey songs, as well as songs from Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand and Tony Bennett. Will any of them break onto the readers' list?
No. 41 Mariah Carey