STARTING POINT PLAYLIST FOR 4/18/12
Today’s playlist started with Will Cain’s pick. The Black Keys’ “Howlin’ For You” opened an even bigger show last Friday. TheOhiomusical duo used the song to open their set at last weekend’s Coachella festival, where they were promoted to top billing for the first time.
“Goody Two Shoes” was released by Adam Ant in 1982 and comes from Rep. Steve Israel’s playlist. With two versions, it doubled as Adam’s last single with his previous band, and first single on his own.
Switching genres, we heard “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz, courtesy of Naftali Bendavid. The song has been a radio regular since its debut in 2010 and made Cruz the first British artist to top the 5 million mark in digital sales. Naftali also played “Graceland” by Paul Simon.
Amy Kremer went country with Brooks and Dunn’s “Only in America.” Although the duo went their separate ways in 2010, they did so amicably, and remain in the music industry. Kix Brooks hosts a radio show, and Ronnie Dunn still releases music. Keeping it country, Amy also played “Chicken Fried” by the Zac Brown Band at the end of the show.
In honor of SP guest Rain Pryor, the playlist featured “Rain” by Creed. And from her own playlist, Rain chose the classic “Respect” by Aretha Franklin.
Christine Romans rounded out the genres with “No Sleep Til Brooklyn” by the Beastie Boys. The hit was covered by none other than Jay Z at the All Points West Festival in 2009 after the band had to pull out. Christine also played “Should I Stay or Should I Go” by the Clash.
Finally, we heard “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys from Dan Cohen’s playlist. The song was groundbreaking in that it was one of the first commercial hits to use “God” in the title.