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QOTD

Question of the Day: Spelling Songs

by Corny O'Connell
Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee

Tension is mounting for the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee tonight. Who will be crowned champion and what will the winning word be? To get ready, we need your favorite spelling songs. Jot them down in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Strypes "Blue Collar Jane"

Lyle Lovett "M-O-N-E-Y"

Men Without Hats "The Safety Dance"

The Kinks "Lola"

Question of the Day: Science

by Corny O'Connell

The World Science Festival begins today in New York City. This five-day event brings science to life in imaginative ways including a theatrical exploration of Einstein's life, workshops on the science of food and beer, and the ever-popular Ultimate Science Street Fair in Washington Square Park. Can you think of any songs that touch on the fields of science? Put them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Aimee Mann "Pavlov's Bell"

Question of the Day: Actors Turned Musicians

by Corny O'Connell

Macaulay Culkin and his band were booed off the stage in Nottingham, England over the weekend after just three songs. The Home Alone actor is not the first actor to try his hand at music. Who else, known first and foremost for their work in front of the camera, has given it a go as a musician? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Minnie Driver "Cold Dark River"

Jeff Bridges "What a Little Bit of Love Can Do"

Question of the Day: Memorial Day

by Corny O'Connell

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to the summer season. But, of course, it is also a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's military service. With that in mind, let's come up with a set of songs for this morning's Question of the Day. Please leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Decoration Day" - Cowboy Junkies 

Question of the Day: Favorite Outdoor Concert?

by Corny O'Connell

Summer is just around the corner and for music lovers in the New York area that means concerts al fresco. You can look forward to a host of outdoor shows from Central Park Summerstage, Celebrate Brooklyn, Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival and beyond. Got a favorite memory of an outdoor concert? Share it in the comments below and we'll spin a set of those artists after 9am.

Check out WFUV's 2014 Guide to Summer Music.

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: Fleet Week

by Corny O'Connell

Hello, sailor! Fleet Week is underway in New York. The Navy, Marines and Coast Guard are in town giving demonstrations and inviting the public aboard for tours of their ships. We're getting into the act with your favorite songs about ships. Dock them in the comments below and we'll launch a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Bobby Darin "Beyond the Sea"

Jill Sobule "When My Ship Comes In"

Lyle Lovett "If I Had a Boat"

Question of the Day: Here, There and Everywhere

by Corny O'Connell

Today the winner will be crowned in the National Geographic Bee*. Show us how much you know about geography by sharing your favorite songs that mention places on the map. Stake them in the comments below and we'll plot out a set after 9am.

*Airs tomorrow at 7p.m. ET/PT on National Geographic Channel & Nat Geo WILD.

Here's what we played:

"Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" - They Might Be Giants

"Promised Land" - Chuck Berry

Question of the Day: Heavy Accents

by Corny O'Connell
Warner Bros.

Theater geeks know that today is Eliza Doolittle Day. In My Fair Lady the cockney flower girl learning to speak like a lady sings: 

One evening the king will say,
'Oh Liza, old thing,
I want all of England your praises to sing.
Next week on the twentieth of May,
I proclaim Liza Doolittle Day.'

Question of the Day: Lists

by Corny O'Connell

Lists of songs are everywhere, but what about songs with lists? Conor Oberst sings about "hundreds of ways to get through the day" on his latest Upside Down Mountain - this week's 'FUV #NewDig. Can you come up with a song that mentions a list? Or a song that itemizes anything? Add it to the list in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"The Cheapest Key" - Kathleen Edwards

Question of the Day: Commencement Speaker?

by Corny O'Connell

As I look out at your bright shining faces, I challenge you...to name a singer or musician who would make a good commencement speaker. As you go out into the world, think of whom you would like to give a graduation speech. Leave your suggestion in the comments below and we'll spin a set of those artists after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Bonnie Raitt "The Road's My Middle Name"

Bruce Springsteen "Growin' Up"

Talking Heads (David Byrne) "Once in a Lifetime"

U2 (Bono) "Get on Your Boots"