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Question of the Day: Walls in Song

by Corny O'Connell

This weekend we witnessed commemorations marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. So today we're asking for songs that mention walls, both literal and figurative. Share your favorites below and we'll put together a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Build That Wall" - Aimee Mann

"Tweeter and the Monkey Man" - Traveling Wilburys

"The Walls Are Coming Down" - Fanfarlo

"Wall of Death" - Richard & Linda Thompson

Question of the Day: "Slow" Songs

by Corny O'Connell

Today as part of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero, the speed limit in the city has been reduced to 25 mph. That's for all streets unless otherwise posted. So we're asking for "slow" songs. Not slow tempo songs necessarily, but songs with "slow" in the lyrics. Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"59th St. Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" - Simon and Garfunkel

Question of the Day: Saxy Songs

by Corny O'Connell
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Adolphe Sax, the guy who invented the saxophone, was born on this date in 1814. So, we're looking for your favorite songs featuring the saxophone. Leave your suggestions in the comments below, and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Sherry Darling" - Bruce Springsteen 

"Shotgun" - Jr. Walker and the All Stars 

"Whatever Gets You Through the Night" - John Lennon 

"How Long Must I Wait for You" - Joe Jackson 

Question of the Day: Title Title

by Corny O'Connell

We're doubling down on titles today. How many songs can you come up with that have a word repeated in the title? To get you started there's "Louie, Louie" and "Rebel, Rebel." Put the rest in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Again and Again" - The Bird and The Bee

"Mercy, Mercy Me" - Marvin Gaye

"Boom Boom" - John Lee Hooker

"Mony, Mony" - Tommy James and The Shondells

Question of the Day: Election Day

by Corny O'Connell

It's Election Day. Don't forget to exercise your right to vote. Use the write-in ballots below to suggest an appropriate song for our democratic system. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Election Day" - Lyle Lovett

"This Land is Your Land" - Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

"Fortunate Son" - Creedence Clearwater Revival

"Would I Lie To You?" - Eurythmics 


Question of the Day: Running on Empty

by Corny O'Connell

Congratulations to everyone who completed the New York City Marathon yesterday! Let's celebrate their accomplishments with a set of songs about running. List them below and we'll kick it off after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Run For Your Life" - The Beatles

"Come Running" - Van Morrison

"Runaway" - Bonnie Raitt

"Hit the Ground Running" - Jonny Lang

"I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock of Seagulls

Question of the Day: Cool for Cats

by Corny O'Connell

It's National Cat Day - a day to promote cat adoption and support animal shelters. So stop pussyfooting around and suggest some songs mentioning cats. We'll let them out of the bag after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Our House" - Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young

"Honky Cat" - Elton John

"Tiger in Your Tank" - Muddy Waters

"Cool for Cats" - Squeeze

Question of the Day: Guns in Song

by Corny O'Connell

The 'FUV #NewDig that we're delving into this week in the debut from Trigger Hippy. That triggers WFUV's Question of the Day: What are your favorite songs that mention guns? There are a lot great songs that speak of guns, both literally and metaphorically. Let us know what you want to hear in the comments below and we'll load up a set after 9am.

If you want to have an argument about guns, there are plenty of other websites where you can do that. 

Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: Last Name Is a First Name

by Corny O'Connell

Over the weekend we learned of the passing of Jack Bruce, vocalist, bassist and songwriter for Cream which also included Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker. The music they created is among the most enduring and influential in rock history. Listener Kevin from Stamford suggests a Question of the Day in memory of Jack Bruce - artists whose last name can also be a first name. List your favorites below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"SWLABR" - Cream (Jack Bruce)

"Trampoline" - Joe Henry