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May 18th, 2012
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Starting Point playlist for Friday, May 18, 2012

In memorial of the passing of the "Queen of Disco," today's show playlist was filled with the songs of music legend Donna Summer.

"Love to Love You Baby," a literally orgasmic disco ballad, was the singer's first American hit. Featuring a backtrack of Summer's moaning and climax, the song made her an immediate sex symbol when it was released in 1975 and was banned from many radio station for its explicit content.

Other songs played in honor of Summers were "Hot Stuff" and "She Works Hard for the Money," famous hits from the 70s and 80s.

Bringing a little taste of Motown to the show, Guest John Avlon's playlist included Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." Also on his playlist: "If I Had A Boat," by Lyle Lovett.

Brook Baldwin chose one of The Black Keys' most successful songs from her playlist: "Tighten Up" was a spontaneous melody created by the band on a day off and was listed as one of the top 15 "Best Whistling Songs of All Time" by Rolling Stone.

"Son of a Gun" by Vaselines came up on Margaret Hoover's song choices, as well as "Dear Friends" by Elbow. Christine Romans played "Peg" by Steely Dan.

And from Will Cain's playlist? 1996 country tune "Time Marches On," by Tracy Lawrence, a song which topped Billboard's country charts for three weeks straight and was the artist's biggest hit.

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