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Week 6: Pick your favorite Long Island song

Singer Mariah Carey attends the 2012 BET Awards

Singer Mariah Carey attends the 2012 BET Awards in Los Angeles on July 1, 2012. Credit: Getty Images

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”

(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 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


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