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Question of the Day: Who Let the Dogs Out?

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The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is in town, and Best in Show will be announced later this evening. We want to celebrate its final day with your best dog songs. Got a favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

Want to know what we played? Here's the list:

1. "The Dog Song" - Nellie McKay

2. "Old King" - Neil Young

3. "Pepe Hush" - Leo Kottke with Margo Timmins

4. "Gonna Buy Me a Dog" - The Monkees

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Question of the Day: Monopoly!

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Voters decided that the cat will be the new Monopoly token- what do you think? If you're a cat lover, send us songs about cats, if you'd have picked something different- send us your choice! 

1. "Felix The Cat" Theme

2. Stray Cats, "Stray Cat Strut"

3. Squeeze, "Cool for Cats"

4. Al Stewart, "Year of the Cat"

5. The Beatles, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

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Question of the Day: Bob Marley

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Bob Marley has touched many lives through his music, his words, and his spirituality.  Every year people across the world celebrate his birthday in ways big and small.  Last year, an excellent documentary titled Marley was released, whose soundtrack is up for a Grammy.  Bob Marley would have been 68 years old today.  What is your favorite Bob Marley song and why?  Tell us at morning@wfuv.org or in the comments below, and don't forget to include your name and town you're from.

 

 

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Question of the Day: Hit the Lights

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Last night's Super Bowl power outage had everyone talking. So we thought we'd continue the conversation today, in typical FUV fashion, through song. Today's question is where were you when the lights when out? Send us a song about what you did in the dark.

Here's today's playlist:

1) "Darkness Darkness" - The Youngbloods

2) "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" - The Robert Cray Band

3) "Sounds of Silence" - Simon and Garfunkel

4) "Beware of Darkness" - George Harrison

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Question of the Day: Happy Birthday Charlie Musselwhite

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Happy Birthday, Charlie Musselwhite! He's got a new album with Ben Harper — Get Up! — that has them out on the road together.  Plus Musselwhite has his own gigs at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center March 15-16.  In honor of his signature instrument -- What are your favorite songs featuring the harmonica? Let us know in the comments below. Here's what we played:

1. J. Geils Band, "Whammer Jammer"

2. Stevie Wonder, "Fingertips, Pt. 2"

3. John Mayall, "Room to Move"

4. The Yardbirds, "I'm a Man"

 

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Question of the Day: Cowboys & Indians

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Today's the 80th anniversary of the first epidsode of the "Lone Ranger". It was first broadcast on radio station WXYZ in Detroit. The iconic show is famous for it's masked ex-Texas Ranger who fought injustice alongside his Native American partner, Tonto. So in honor of the Lone Ranger, today's set will feature songs about cowboys and indians. Share your song in the comments below or send it to morning@wfuv.org

What we played:

"Cowboys To Girls" - The Intruders

"Where Have All The Cowboys Gone" - Paula Cole

"Cherokee" - Cat Power

"If I Had A Boat" - Lyle Lovett

 

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Question of the Day: T Bone Burnett

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Today T Bone Burnett celebrates his 65th birthday! Burnett has produced the likes of Los Lobos, Elvis Costello, Counting Crows, Alison Krauss, Robert Plant, as well as the soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou?- the list goes on. To celebrate, we're asking for your favorite Burnett produced track. 

1. The Soggy Bottom Boys, "I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow"

2. Brandi Carlile, "Turpentine"

3. Sam Phillips, "Holding Onto the Earth"

4. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, "Fortune Teller"

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Question of the Day: Symphony Sounds

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In this morning's Question of the Day, we're asking you to get out your conductor's baton, and suggest songs which feature symphony orchestras. Send your best selections that highlight the sounds of symphony to morning@wfuv.org or leave a comment below.

 

 

 

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Question of the Day: Science for the Soul

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Today we mark the birthdate of one of the greatest scientists of all time, Sir Isaac Newton (and our very own Corny O'Conell). Because science is what truly matters to them both, we ask you to suggest geeky science songs. Email us at morning@wfuv.org or leave us a comment in the section below.

Here's today's playlist:

1. "Space Oddity" - Natalie Merchant

2. "Origin of the Species" - Chris Smither

3. "Galileo" - Indigo Girls

4. "She Blinded Me With Science" - Thomas Dolby

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Question of Day: Hard Hatted?

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Not even a week into the New Year and the weather makes it feel like the Arctic (okay, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration...), BUT it is very cold. So we hope you are wearing your hat, because in this weather, you should be. Today's Question of the Day: whats your favorite song about a hat? Email us at morning@wfuv.org or post in the comment section below.

Here's today's playlist:

1. "You Can Leave Your Hat On" - Randy Newman

2. "Hat and Feet" - Fountains of Wayne

3. "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" - Beck

4. "Don't Touch My Hat" - Lyle Lovett

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