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May 11th, 2012
11:00 AM ET

Starting Point playlist for Friday, May 11, 2012


This Friday’s playlist started with panelist Marc Lamont Hill’s choice, “Cool” by Anthony Hamilton. Marc also played No Doubt’s 2002 hit “Underneath It All.”

Abby Huntsman got quite a few of her favorite songs on the playlist this morning. Up first was “Bruises” by Train, the band that was known for its catchy hit “Hey, Soul Sister” but is probably about to be known for having its own brand of wine. Also on Abby’s playlist were “Satellite” by The Wanted and “This Love” by Maroon 5.

From Will Cain’s playlist today was “Nashville Blues” by Cory Morrow. Like many musicians from Will’s playlist, and like Will himself, Morrow is a Texan. He’s gained a loyal following throughout the Southwest and is currently touring throughout Texas.

Early Start anchor Zoraida Sambolin stepped in to read the headlines this morning, and her playlist pick was “She Wolf” by Shakira. The singer has been in the news recently for a multimillion dollar deal with Sony, who is said to release her next three albums. Zoraida also chose “Rain Over Me” by Pitbull and Marc Anthony.

SP guest Robert Faturechi contributed Jay Z and Kanye West’s “Primetime” to the playlist. The song samples “Action” by Orange Krush, a track produced by Russell Simmons.

Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” was on the playlist thanks to Gabriel Arana. The song only reached #86 on the U.S.charts, and was only performed live in 1979.

Closing out the week a song fromSoledad’s playlist, “My Hero” by the Foo Fighters. The song has been used a lot in popular culture, appearing in several movies and television shows. An acoustic version was released by the band Paramore.

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