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QOTD

Question of the Day: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Corny O'Connell

Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For the WFUV Question of the Day let's have your song suggestions to mark the day. Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"People Get Ready" by The Impressions 

"Get Up, Stand Up" by Bob Marley and The Wailers 

"None of Us Are Free" by Solomon Burke

"Love's in Need of Love Today" by Stevie Wonder 

Question of the Day: Belt it Out

by Corny O'Connell

Ethel Merman, star of stage and screen, was born on this date in 1908. So for the Question of the Day we're looking for other singers like Merman with booming, belting voices. Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Smith - "Baby, It's You"

Etta James - "Something's Got a Hold On Me"

Florence + the Machine - "Dog Days are Over"

Martin Sexton - "Freedom of the Road"

Question of the Day: Musical Movie Moments

by Corny O'Connell
Universal Pictures

With the Oscar nominations coming out today, we'd like your nominations for the best musical moments in movies ever. What songs for you are forever linked to scenes from films? Tell us the song and scene/film in the comments below. We'll roll them after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Wise Up" by Aimee Mann Magnolia 

"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli The Deer Hunter 

"Stuck In The Middle With You" by Steelers Wheel Reservoir Dogs 

Question of the Day: T Bone Burnett

by Corny O'Connell

Today T Bone Burnett celebrates his 67th birthday. Burnett has produced the likes of Los Lobos, Elvis Costello, Counting Crows, Alison Krauss, Robert Plant, as well as Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes and the soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou? The brand new albums from The Punch Brothers and Rhiannon Giddens add to the list. To celebrate, we're asking for anything Burnett has had a hand in. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Question of the Day: Doing Time

by Corny O'Connell

It was on this date in 1968 that Johnny Cash performed for 2,000 inmates at Folsom State Prison in California. The performances were released as the album At Folsom Prison and hit number one on the Billboard Country chart. The album included the hit "Folsom Prison Blues." What other songs about prison and jail can you come up with? List them below and we'll put together a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Hold On" Amy Correia

"Mama Tried" Grateful Dead

"Chain Gang" Sam Cooke

Question of the Day: Golden Songs

by Corny O'Connell

Last night's Golden Globe Awards are still on our minds this morning. And that's got us thinking about songs with "gold" and "golden" in the lyrics. Give us some nominees for the Question of the Day set and we'll draw the winners after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Stay Gold" by First Aid Kit 

"Goldfinger" by Shirley Bassey 

"Golden Lady" by Stevie Wonder 

"The Golden State" by John Doe with Kathleen Edwards 

Question of the Day: Pants in Song?

by Corny O'Connell

This Sunday is the No Pants Subway Ride. You can participate here in New York where the event started in 2002 or in any of the dozens of other cities around the world where riders go sans slacks. You can also participate in the Question of the Day by suggesting a song about pants, shorts, jeans or the like. Drop 'em in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

David Essex - "Rock On"

Question of the Day: King of Rock & Roll?

by Corny O'Connell

Elvis Presley, who was born on this date and went on to become the King of Rock & Roll, left a lasting impression on the genre and pop culture. He's also the subject of many a song. Can you think of any that mention Elvis or are about him? Write them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Man on the Moon" - R.E.M.

"Cities" - Talking Heads

"Riding with the King" - John Hiatt

"Elvis Presley Blues" - Gillian Welch

Question of the Day: Kings in Song?

by Corny O'Connell
https://www.flickr.com/photos/timothykrause/

Today is the 12th day of Christmas, as the song goes, otherwise known as Epiphany, Día de Los Reyes, or Three Kings Day. Watch for camels on parade and celebrations throughout New York City. We're using it as an excuse to ask for your favorite songs mentioning kings. Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

King and Cross - Ásgeir

King of Diamonds - Motopony

King of California- Dave Alvin