Starting Point playlist for Friday, May 25, 2012

STARTING POINT PLAYLIST FOR 5/25/12

Today's Starting Point playlist kicked off with a pick from one of our panelists, The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza. Ryan picked "Blue Orchid" by The White Stripes. Former Stripes frontman Jack White recently scored his first number one album with his debut solo release Blunderbuss.
Lizza also picked "Wrecking Ball," a song by country great Emmylou Harris. The song, originally written by Neil Young, was chosen as the title track to Harris' 1995 rock album.
Christine Romans filled in for Soledad O'Brien in the anchor seat today, and picked a few songs for today's playlist as well. Up first was "No Brakes," a track from The Bravery's self-titled debut album.  Christine also picked "Make Some Noise" by the Beastie Boys and the Foo Fighters' "My Hero."
    Alicia Menendez stopped by our panel this morning and brought along a pretty diverse bunch of tunes. Alicia's first pick was Salt N Pepa's 1993 smash "None of Your Business," followed by the late, great Selena's "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom."
      "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" from Michael Jackson's legendary album Thriller also made Alicia's playlist today, as well as the current hit "International Love" by Pitbull ft. Chris Brown.
      Will Cain also contributed a song to our playlist this morning: "It's Alright" by Big Head Todd & the Monsters. The track is off of the band's platinum 1993 album Sister Sweetly.