While Long Island had a strong pop culture presence in the ‘80s with Joan Jett (“I Love Rock-n-Roll” — 1982), Ralph Macchio (“The Karate Kid” — 1984), Debbie Gibson (“Out of the Blue” — 1987) and Billy Crystal (“When Harry Met Sally …” — 1989), the ‘90s continued the streak putting Nassau and Suffolk on the map.

Here are LI’s spotlight moments in ‘90s entertainment:

MARIAH CAREY’S DEBUT SONG GOES NO. 1

Pop singer Mariah Carey is seen in 1991.  Credit: AP/Anonymous

This vocal powerhouse princess from Greenlawn hit a bull’s-eye right out of the gate. Mariah Carey’s first single, “Vision of Love,” from her self-titled 1990 debut album rocketed to the top of the Billboard charts

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