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