Abby Huntsman opened today's show with her playlist and a taste of the 90s: "Semi-Charmed Life" by Third Eye Blind, shortly followed by the Red Hot Chili Peppers "Californication" off their album by the same name. The RHCP track topped Billboard modern rock charts in 2000.
Starting Point playlist for Monday, May 14, 2012
Continuing the 1990s trend, Will Reed played some much-appreciated Pearl Jam with "Yellow Ledbetter" from his tracklist. Slated for release on the band's debut album "Ten," the song never actually made it onto a studio album. Nonetheless, "Yellow" reached #21 on mainstream rock charts and managed to become a Pearl Jam classic.
Panelist Ryan Lizza brought some alternative sounds to the mix with "Kim's Watermelon" by Flaming Lips and "Hoppipolla" by Sigur Ros.
The show closed with Brooke Baldwin's music -- "Feel It All Around" by Washed Out, and "Intergalactic" by the Beastie Boys. Native to New York City, the Beastie Boys suffered a tragedy a couple weeks back when vocalist and bass player Adam Yauch (known as MCA) died of mouth cancer, after the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.