STARTING POINT PLAYLIST 4/10/12
We kicked off today's Starting Point playlist with "Cheer Down" by George Harrison, a pick from panelist John Fugelsang. The single was part of Harrison's late-eighties comeback that included the hit album Cloud Nine and the number one smash "I've Got My Mind Set On You."
"Rock 'N' Roll Star" by Oasis was Christine Romans' first playlist pick this morning. The song is from the group's 1994 debut Definitely Maybe, which set the bar for success for the band: it, and every studio album that came after it, peaked at number one on the U.K. charts. Christine also picked "1979" by The Smashing Pumpkins. The group is expected to release a new album in June, their first major release in five years.
David Bowie's "Modern Love" was picked by Newt Gingrich's Communication Director Joe DeSantis for today's SP playlist. The song was a huge hit for Bowie in 1983, and was part of his set list at the charity concert Live Aid two years later.
John Mellencamp's 1984 top ten "Pink Houses" was Will Cain's musical selection today. The song has been frequently been used for political purposes, although Mellencamp himself occasionally objects to its use.
"You" was a number one country hit for Chris Young earlier this year, and today it made Roland Martin's Starting Point playlist. The song was Young's fifth consecutive chart topper.
Aretha Franklin's Grammy-winning song "Wonderful" was Daryl Parks' playlist pick this morning. Franklin was ranked number one on Rolling Stone's list of the greatest singers of all time.
Rashad Robinson's contribution to our playlist today was Stevie Wonder's "Master Blaster." The reggae-influenced song was one of Wonder's first hits of the 1980s, his third decade of phenomenal success.
"I Need To Know," one of Marc Anthony's biggest English-language hits, was Early Start anchor Zoraida Sambolin's playlist pick today. Check out a preview of Zoraida's one-on-one with NBA great Magic Johnson.