STARTING POINT PLAYLIST FOR 5/1/12
Today's Starting Point playlist kicked off with a pick from The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza: "Marry Me" by St. Vincent, a track off of the indie singer from Oklahoma's debut album. Ryan also picked Rufus Wainwright's "Out of the Game" and "Dig Me Out" by Sleater-Kinney.
Christine Romans, who guest anchored Early Start this morning, contributed a couple of songs to our playlist. Up first was "Notorious" by Duran Duran. It was just announced that the band will be part of the celebrations at the Olympics this summer. Christine's next pick was The Bravery's "Slow Poison."
TheBlaze.com's Will Cain contributed a few songs to today's playlist as well, starting with "Hi'ilawe" by John Cruz, which can be found on the soundtrack to the new Hawaii Five-0. Will also picked Merle Haggard's "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink," which was a number one country hit for the legendary singer.
Tom Waits made political comedian John Fugelsang's playlist this morning, with "Jockey Full of Bourbon." Last fall, after a career spanning four decades, Waits scored his first top ten album with Bad as Me. John also picked the Siouxsie and the Banshees version of "Dear Prudence," the 1968 Beatles classic. This particular cover reached number three on the UK pop chart in 1983.
Baseball legend Cal Ripken Jr. appeared on today's Starting Point, and he brought a few soulful classics with him: Barry White's "Theme From Together Brothers," "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5, and Stevie Wonder's "Superstition."
Other music from today's show included the waltz from Faust (author David Frum's pick), Finger Eleven's "Paralyzer," a pick by CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Nelly's "Just a Dream."
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