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Question of the Day: Lions

by Corny O'Connell
lions Shutterstock

They say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. It's certainly coming in like a lion this year with snow on the first day and more in the forecast. Perhaps we can appease the weather gods by playing songs that mention lions. Leave your suggestions below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Be Good (Lion's Song)" by Gregory Porter 

"Iron, Lion, Zion" by Bob Marley 

"Wondering Where the Lions Are" by Bruce Cockburn 

Question of the Day: Happy Birthday, George!

by Morning Show

Good Morning! Paul for Corny to round off the week.

On this February 25th--Here Comes The George.

Let's celebrate The Quiet Beatle's birthday on Question Of The Day (just past 9AM) with a dip into his rich songbook--but performed by others.

Here's what we played:

Richie Havens - "Here Comes the Sun"

Billy Preston - "My Sweet Lord"

Leon Russell - "Beware of Darkness"

Frank Sinatra - "Something"

Question of the Day: Sleep

by Corny O'Connell

Have you been getting enough sleep? More importantly have you been getting enough songs about sleep? That's something we can rectify. Share your favorite songs about sleep and being tired below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

"Tired of Sleeping" Suzanne Vega

"Sleep Song" Graham Nash

"Rock Me to Sleep" Jill Sobule

"I Go to Sleep" The Pretenders

"Sleep" Allen Stone

Question of the Day: Cold Enough for You?

by Corny O'Connell

Temperatures are at record lows all around the New York City area for today. So we're asking for "cold" songs, in any sense of the word. Drop your favorites below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The White Stripes - "Cold, Cold Night"

Norah Jones - "Cold Cold Heart"

Janelle Monaé - "Cold War"

The Rolling Stone - "She's So Cold"


Question of the Day: Year of the Sheep/Goat/Ram

by Corny O'Connell
goats sheep Shutterstock

Today marks the start of a new year on the Asian lunar calendar. It's variously celebrated as the year of the sheep, ram or goat. Can you think of an appropriate song to play? Share it in the comments and we'll choose a set just after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Ram On" by Paul and Linda McCartney 

"Black Sheep" by Glenn Tilbrook and The Fluffers

"Sheep Go to Heaven" by Cake 

"Mary Had a Little Lamb" by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble 

Question of the Day: Ashes

by Corny O'Connell
Comedy Central

You may see people walking around today with ashes on their foreheads. Catholics are celebrating Ash Wednesday. We'll take that as our inspiration for the Question of the Day. Can you think of any songs that touch on the notion of ashes to ashes? Share them in the comments and we'll spin a set after 9am

Here's what we played:

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - "Ah, Mary"

Steve Earle - "Ashes to Ashes"

The Kinks - "Scattered"

David Bowie - "Ashes to Ashes"

Question of the Day: Mardi Gras

by Corny O'Connell

Happy Mardi Gras! Yes, it's Fat Tuesday. So, laissez les bon temps rouler. Celebrants are letting the good times roll from Rio to New Orleans to right here on the WFUV Question of the Day. Let us know what you'd like to hear in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Iko Iko" The Dixie Cups

"Mardi Gras in New Orleans" Professor Longhair

"Party Town" Marcia Ball

"Goin' Back to New Orleans" Dr. John

Question of the Day: Dogs

by Corny O'Connell

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show comes to New York City today. Which breed will win best in show? They're all winners as far as we're concerned, especially mutts. Let's welcome them with your favorite dogs in song. We'll pull a set from the comments below just after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Paul Simon "Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog After the War"

Florence + the Machine "Dog Days Are Over"

Nellie McKay "The Dog Song"

Rufus Thomas "Walking the Dog"

Question of the Day: How's Your Love Life?

by Corny O'Connell

Happy Valentine's Day from WFUV! So, how is your love life? Can you answer that in song? Express the state of your love life - happy, sad, non-existent - by sharing an appropriate song. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Field Report - "Home (Leave the Lights On)"

Paul Simon - "Something So Right"

Otis Redding - "Mr. Pitiful"

J. Geils Band - "Love Stinks"