STARTING POINT PLAYLIST FOR 4/24/12
Today's Starting Point playlist began with a pick from Cmdr. Kirk Lippold: "Human" by The Killers, track from the group's 2008 album Day & Age. Cmdr. Lippold also picked "Learning to Fly" by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Coldplay's recent Grammy-nominated hit "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall."
Melanie Sloan of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics visited our show today and brought along "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang. The song is credited with popularizing hip hop in contemporary music.
Frequent SP panelist and political comedian John Fugelsang's first pick today was "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" by The Pogues. The Irish band has had surprising digital success in recent years with their Christmas-themed song "Fairytale of New York," which has re-charted in the UK every year since 2005.
The Blaze's Will Cain's first song choice this morning was "All The Rage In Paris" by The Derailers. The Texas-based country group was featured in the 2006 Stephen King short story Willa. Cain also picked The Dixie Chicks' "Wide Open Spaces" and Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," which is widely considered to be one of the greatest songs of all time.
Speaking of legends, NFL great Dan Marino stopped by the show this morning, and contributed a song to our playlist: Hootie & The Blowfish's "Only Wanna Be With You." The track is from the group's 1994 album Cracked Rear View, which is one of the best selling albums of all time.
DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz also made an appearance on today's Starting Point, and her playlist pick was OneRepublic's smash hit "Good Life."
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta contributed a song as well: Robert Palmer's "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)."