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August 3rd, 2012
08:59 AM ET

Starting Point playlist for Friday, August 3, 2012

Once again, we turned the our "Starting Point" soundtrack to our viewers. Song choices were submitted to the blog and the following were chosen. Thanks to everyone for such great suggestions!

Played on the show:

Kirby Stevenson's playlist:
The Commodores – "Brick House"

Aurelia Silva's playlist:
Pitbull feat. T-Pain & Sean Paul – "Shake Señora"

Fike S. Kel's playlist:
Whitney Houston – "I'm Your Baby Tonight"

María Fernanda García's playlist:
Telepopmusik – "Breathe"

Claudine Vaughan & Linda Allen's playlist:
Maze feat. Frankie Beverly – "Golden Time of Day"

Tomas Van Tuel's playlist:
Flo Rida – "Whistle"

Delvin Hawkins's playlist:
Rebecca Black – "Friday"

Theresa Willis' playlist:
Survivor – "Eye of the Tiger"

Alphonso Morris' playlist:
Estelle feat. Rick Ross – "Break My Heart"

Randal Tishner's playlist:
Midnight Oil – "Beds are Burning"

August 2nd, 2012
09:07 AM ET

Starting Point for Thursday, August 2, 2012

Olympic Champion Chellsie Memmel joined the show to discuss the US gymnastics team's recent feats. She competed in 2008 with a broken ankle and still managed to take home the silver. Her playlist pick today is
"Made in America" by Toby Keith.

Also played:

Panelist Abby Huntsman's playlist:
Ellie Goulding – "Lights"
Punching in a Dream – "The Naked and Famous"
Katy Perry – "Wide Awake"

Panelist Richard Socarides' playlist:
Michael Jackson – "I Just Can't Stop Loving You"
Prince – "I Would Die 4 U"

August 1st, 2012
09:21 AM ET

Starting Point playlist for Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Former campaign fundraiser, now author, Bridget Siegel came on the show to speak about her new book "Domestic Affairs". It gives a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes, often provocative, goings-on of political campaigns. Her playlist pick was "Suddenly I See" by KT Tunstall.

Also on the show:

Panelist Margaret Hoover's playlist:
The Smiths – "This Charming Man"
Caraluna – "Bacilos"

Panelist Richard Socarides' playlist:
Janet Jackson – "Doesn't Really Matter"
Maroon 5 – "Nothing Lasts Forever"

Panelist Ryan Lizza's playlist:
Nirvana – "Come as You Are"

July 31st, 2012
08:54 AM ET

Starting Point playlist for Tuesday, July 31, 2012

"Angie" by The Rolling Stones was played on the show this morning to acknowledge our guest, Angie Hicks. Soledad spoke with this entrepreneur who, with her husband Bill Oesterle, founded Angie's List back in 1995.

Also on the show:

Panelist Hank Sheinkopf's playlist:
Jefferson Airplane – "Somebody to Love"

Panelist Rep. Nan Hayworth's playlist:
AC/DC – "Back in Black"
Talking Heads – "Take Me to the River"

Panelist Ryan Lizza's playlist:
Animal Collective – "My Girls"

July 30th, 2012
09:03 AM ET

Starting Point playlist for Monday, July 30, 2012

One of today's guests, Rep. Joseph Crowley of New York, chose to play "One Guitar" by Willie Nile - a singer-songwriter, also from New York.

Also on the show:

Panelist Lenny Curry's playlist:
Fun. – "We Are Young"
Flo Rida – "Good Feeling":
Jay-Z – "Dirt Off Your Shoulder"

Panelist Ryan Lizza's playlist:
Wilco – "Heavy Metal Drummer"
Animal Collective – "My Girls"

Panelist Margaret Hoover's playlist:
All-American Rejects – "Swing, Swing":
Phish – "Free"

July 27th, 2012
08:29 AM ET

Starting Point playlist for Friday, July 27, 2012

Not just any songs – YOUR songs – were played on Starting Point this morning. Thanks to everyone who submitted playlist picks on our blog! Have a great weekend.

Played on the show:

Brandon Arnold's playlist:
David Bowie – "Heroes"

Ashley Sara's playlist:
Gotye – "Somebody That I Used to Know"

Irina Ilaşcu-Rentería's playlist:
Florence + the Machine – "Dog Days are Over"

Larry Blackwell's playlist:
Michael Fredo – "Free"

Nic W's playlist:
The Ramones – "Blitzkrieg Pop"

@gibby0816's playlist:
Fleedwood Mac – "Go Your Own Way"

Ty Waymire's playlist:
Amy Winehouse – "Tears Dry on Their Own"

Kenny Cagiola's playlist:
Gary U.S. Bonds – "Quarter to Three"

Carl Strickland's playlist:
Cliff Nobles – "The Horse"

Mark Juvinall's playlist:
The Who – "Baba O'Reilly"

July 26th, 2012
09:13 AM ET

Starting Point playlist for Thursday, July 26, 2012

With the confusing Jackson family drama stirring up controversy, what could be more fitting than Michael Jackson's 1983 hit "Billie Jean"? This song was played on this morning's show as well as these playlist picks:

Soledad's playlist:
Marvin Sapp – "Rain on Me"

Panelist Roland Martin's playlist:
Sam Sparro – "Black and Gold"
Mary J Blige – "Just Fine"

Panelist Will Cain's playlist:
Pearl Jam – "Yellow Ledbetter"

Fmr. House Majority Leader Dick Armey's playlist:
Tanya Tucker – "When I Die"

July 25th, 2012
09:21 AM ET

Starting Point playlist for Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Chris Cillizza, from the Washington Post,  joined the show this morning to talk about his new book "The Gospel According to the Fix: An Insider's Guide to a Less than Holy World of Politics". His playlist contribution was the very upbeat "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes.

Also played:

Soledad's playlist:
Trey Songz – "Bottoms Up"

Panelist Margaret Hoover's playlist:
Van Morrison – "Brown Eyed Girl"
Madness – "Our House"

Panelist Roland Martin's playlist:
Calvin Richardson – "I've Got to Move"
Beyonce – "Love On Top"

Panelist Will Cain's playlist:
Greg Bates – "Did It For the Girl"

July 24th, 2012
08:55 AM ET

Starting Point playlist for Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ryan Lizza's music choices for the show today ranged from indie-rock to ethereal-indie, and then to indie-pop – Respectively, his picks were "Third Planet" by Modest Mouse,  "Hoppípolla" by Sigur Rós, and "Chloe in the Afternoon" by St. Vincent.

Also played:

Soledad's playlist:
Marvin Sapp – "Rain on Me"

Panelist Margaret Hoover's playlist:
Coldplay – "Clocks"
Dave Matthews – "Ants Marching"

Panelist Will Cain's playlist:
Lousy Robot – "A Not Quite Perfect Film"
Alabama Shakes – "Hold On"

Rep. Jason Chaffetz's playlist:
Queen & David Bowie – "Under Pressure"

July 19th, 2012
09:56 AM ET

Starting Point playlist for Thursday, July 19, 2012

Rex Ryan, head coach of the New York Jets, joined us on the show this morning. He spoke about the upcoming season as well as his lap band surgery and the consequent drastic weight loss. His playlist included two of Jimmy Buffett's greatest hits: "Pencil Thin Moustache" and "Last Mango in Paris".

Also played:

Soledads' playlist:
Rolando Laserie – "Hola Soledad"

Christine Romans' playlist:
James Brown – "Papa Don't Take No Mess"

Panelist Marc Lamont Hill's playlist:
Ike & Tina Turner – "Proud Mary"

Panelist Margaret Hoover's playlist:
The Gourds – "Ziggy Stardust"

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