STARTING POINT PLAYLIST 4/16/12
Boyz II Men, the number one R&B group of all time, made an appearance on today's Starting Point, and Soledad picked a few of their biggest hits, as well as some tracks from their new album Twenty for today's playlist.
"Motownphilly" was our first pick today, and it was likewise the Boyz's first single in 1991, peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. Up next was "All Around the World," a track from their second album II which was their first number one album.
Their second single, which peaked at number two, "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday," also made our playlist, as well as "On Bended Knee." The latter song, a 1994 smash, solidified the groups place in history: they replaced themselves atop the Hot 100 with that song, being the first artist to do so since The Beatles did it thirty years earlier.
Switching gears, Abby Huntsman's contribution today was Good Charlotte's hit "The Anthem." Huntsman contributed to a diverse bunch of songs chosen by today's panel. John Fugelsang's pick was "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'," a track from Bob Dylan's most recent album Together Through Life. Pat Green's "Me and Billy the Kid" and "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty rounded out the panel picks, coming from Will Cain's playlist.
We also featured Level 42's "Something About You," a pick from Gary Bernsten, the Dolly Parton classic "9 to 5," Micheal Weakley's pick, "Good Times Roll," Rep. Jason Chaffetz's pick by The Cars, Steve Perry's The Roots track "What You Want" and "Into the Fire," Lisa Belkin's pick by The Boss, Bruce Springsteen.
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