Panelist Margaret Hoover opened today's show with the hit "Dog Days are Over" by Florence and the Machine. Originally released in 2008, "Dog Days" peaked at #21 on the US Billboard charts in late 2010 after a live performance on MTV's 2010 Video Music Awards, and it was also performed in haunting acapella by the Pentatonix on "The Sing-Off" last November.
Starting Point playlist for Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Nirvana's "Come As You Are" came from Will Cain's playlist, as well as "Bittersweet" by Big Head Todd and the Monsters. The Colorado rock band was formed in 1986 and put out their platinum album "Sister Sweetly," featuring track "Bittersweet," in 1993.
Rob Brownstein brought us "Achin' to Be" by The Replacement, as well as Bob Schneider's "Blue Skies For Ever."
The main music of the day was from Superbowl champion, NY Giants quarterback, and guest Eli Manning. His extensive playlist on today's show included "The Glory Days" by Bruce Springsteen, "Monday Night Football Theme" by Heavy Action, and a softer track from George Strait, "Troubadour." With 59 #1 hit singles, George Strait has had more #1 hits than any other artist in any genre, and his 2008 album of the same title was ranked #1 for U.S. country albums when it was released.
Last up was Plain White T's "Revenge," fittingly bringing in guest Madeleine Stowe, who stars as Victoria Grayson on ABC's "Revenge."