Today’s Starting Point playlist kicked off with some wishful thinking from Christine Romans: Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long.” The song is the biggest hit of Rock’s career; it topped the charts in several countries and has become a staple of rock radio for the past few summers.

SP panelist Abby Huntsman was in a Maroon 5 mood this morning. First up was the band’s current single “Payphone,” the hit collab with Wiz Khalifa which the band debuted on The Voice and currently sits at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Up next was the group’s ’07 Grammy-nominated hit “Won’t Go Home Without You,” and “Stutter,” a cut from their latest album Hands All Over. Abby also strayed a bit from Adam Levine and co., playing “Bruises” by Train ft. Ashley Monroe.

Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill was on our panel today and brought a couple of classics with him: MC Lyte’s groundbreaking 1988 song “Paper Thin,” and “What’s the 411?,” the title track from Mary J. Blige’s debut album, and “The Glow of Love” by Change.

Will Cain, as usual, gave us a country vibe this morning, with The Marshall Tucker Band’s “Heard It in a Love Song” and Bob Schneider’s “Big Blue Sea.”

Former Celebrity Apprentice star Dayana Mendoza made an appearance on today’s show, and contributed a couple of picks for our playlist: “Lovumba” by Daddy Yankee and The Wanted’s smash hit “Glad You Came.”

Finally, Mel McDaniel’s “Louisiana Saturday Night” was heard on today’s Starting Point, courtesy of Louisiana’s current governor Bobby Jindal.

(A quick note on our links to buy the songs: Kid Rock’s music can only be purchased as part of a full album.)