We're waking up to the sad news that James Gandolfini died of a heart attack yesterday at the age of 51 while on vacation in Italy. Gandolfini was beloved for his portayal of mob boss Tony Soprano in the HBO series The Sopranos. The series was instrumental in elevating the fare of programming available not only on cable outlets, but on television as a whole. One of the hallmarks of The Sopranos was its dramatic use of music to underscore significant scenes. Today on the WFUV Question of the Day we ask for your submissions to an imaginary Sopranos soundtrack. We'll spin a set this morning.
Here's what we played:
1. "Can't Stop Killing You" - Kirsty MacColl
2. "Murder by Numbers" - The Police
3. "It's Bad You Know" - R. L. Burnside
4. "Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey