STARTING POINT PLAYLIST FOR 5/23/12
Sen. Ron Johnson kicked off today’s Starting Point playlist with “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” George Harrison’s classic Beatles song. The track is widely considered to be one of Harrison’s finest compositions, and was ranked among the greatest songs of all time by Rolling Stone.
Political commentator Margaret Hoover was one of our panelists this morning, and brought along a diverse couple of songs for the playlist. Up first was “Eva” by Latin funk group Ozomatli. The track is off of the band’s self titled 1998 debut album. Hoover also picked “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen, which has been recorded over a thousand times by artists ranging from The Grateful Dead to Motorhead.
Men in Black III star Alice Eve stopped by the Starting Point set today, and brought along Pitbull’s “Back in Time.” The song can be found on the soundtrack to the new film, which hits theaters this Friday.
Panelist Roland Martin picked a couple of throwbacks today. Up first was “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5. The song was the first of many number ones for Michael Jackson, who has reached the top of the charts in six decades, including the current one with “Hollywood Tonight,” which topped the Hot Dance Chart last year. Martin also picked the Parliament classic “Flashlight.”
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