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Starting Point playlist for Monday, April 29, 2012

STARTING POINT PLAYLIST FOR 4/29/12

Gordon Chang of Forbes.com kicked off today's playlist with "Gimme Shelter," the Rolling Stones classic that Rolling Stone (the magazine, not the band) called the 38th greatest song of all time.

"With or Without You" by U2 made Christine Romans' playlist this morning. The 1987 number one hit also made the Rolling Stone best-of list, and is one of U2's most recognizable songs. Christine also picked Coldplay's "In My Place," a Grammy-winning 2002 hit for the band.

Jay-Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild," from the duo's 2011 collaboration Watch the Throne was Steve Perry's playlist pick today. The album from the two rap giants was one of the most successful releases of last year.

Will Cain's first pick today was Dwight Yoakam's "Guitars, Cadillacs," a track from the country singer's debut album. Yoakam is reportedly readying a new album for release later this year, his first in seven years. Will also picked "Feelin' Good Again" by Robert Earl Keen, Jr.

Author Richard Miniter stopped by the Starting Point set today and brought along Rod Stewart's "Maggie May." The song achieved huge chart success upon its release it 1971: it topped the singles charts on both sides of the Atlantic at the same time its parent album Every Picture Tells a Story topped the album charts.

Roy Orbison's "Workin' For The Man" made author Ronald Kessler's playlist this morning. Orbison, who had a hit with the song in 1962, had a career resurgence in the late eighties thanks in part to his work with the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys.

CNN Sr. Political Analyst Ron Brownstein was a panelist on today's SP and contributed a couple of song's for the playlist: "Girls Talk" by Dave Edmunds and Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising." The latter song was written by Springsteen in response to the September 11th attacks, and takes on a new meaning today as the new One World Trade Center rises above the Empire State Building to become the tallest building in New York City.

Actor and director  Bobcat Goldthwait was a guest on today's Starting Point and he contributed a couple of songs for our playlist: Billy Bragg's "Waiting for the Great Leap Forward" and "Celluloid Heroes" by The Kinks.

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