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Question of the Day: Coffee

by Corny O'Connell

When playing the WFUV Question of the Day, it can be helpful to have a cup of coffee. So pour yourself a cuppa joe, kickstart your brain and share your favorite songs that mention coffee. We'll spin a set for our kaffeeklatsch just after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Good Morning Coffee" by Greg Brown 

"Java Jive" by The Ink Spots 

"Coffee" by Sylvan Esso 

"Black Coffee" by k.d. lang

Question of the Day: Goodbye

by Corny O'Connell
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We're waking up to the news that a couple of familiar names are saying goodbye - Brian Williams of NBC News and Jon Stewart of The Daily Show. So let's send them off with a set of your favorite goodbye, so long and adiós songs. Share them below and we'll spin some after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Janis Joplin - "Bye, Bye Baby"

The Everly Brothers - "Bye Bye Love"

Jackson 5 - "Never Can Say Goodbye"

Scandal - "Goodbye to You"

Ray Charles - "Hit the Road Jack"

Question of the Day: Move

by Corny O'Connell

Street cleaning has been suspended for more than two weeks in New York City due to all the snow that's fallen. But today alternate side of the street parking rules go back in effect. While drivers move their cars, let's give them a set of songs - key word "move". We'll spin that just after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Move It On Over" Hank Williams

"You Better Move On" Arthur Alexander

"You Gotta Move" The Rolling Stones

"Gonna Move" Paul Pena

Question of the Day: Loser

by Corny O'Connell

At last night's Grammy Awards the winners included Sam Smith, Beck, Jack White, St. Vincent, Rosanne Cash, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ziggy Marley and Angelique Kidjo. Congratulations to them all. 

But enough about winners. Let's give it up for the losing losers we find in so many songs. Leave your "losing" song in the comments below and we'll pick a few to play after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"You'll Lose a Good Thing" by Barbara Lynn 

Question of the Day: Remembering Memories

by Corny O'Connell
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Memories, recollections, remembering - they've been "in the news" lately. So let's try to remember some of our favorite songs along those lines. Share them in the comments below and I'll try to remember to play a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"I Will Remember You" Sarah McLachlan

"Remember" John Lennon

"Remember" The Jimi Hendrix Experience

"Remember (Walking in the Sand)" The Shangri-Las

"Always Something There to Remind Me" Naked Eyes

Question of the Day: Getting "Organ"-ized

by Corny O'Connell
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Today we want to know some of your favorite tracks featuring the organ. It doesn't matter whether it's a Wurlitzer, Hammond or something else. Share your favorites below and we'll organize a set after 9am.

Here's what we played: 

"Everything is Everything" by Booker T.  Jones 

"Oye Como Va" by Santana 

"Walk on By" by the Stranglers

"Outa-Space" by Billy Preston

Question of the Day: Like Facebook?

by Corny O'Connell

Today Facebook turns eleven years old. What began as an online social directory for Harvard College students now boasts 1.39 billion users. Over 30,000 users like WFUV on Facebook and we invite you to "like" us, too. If you like the WFUV Question of the Day, please include a "like" song in the comments below. We'll spin a group after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Waitresses - "I Know What Boys Like"

The Heavy - "How You Like Me Now?"

Question of the Day: The Day the Music Died

by Corny O'Connell

It was on this date in 1959 that Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper lost their lives in a plane crash. Don McLean would later refer to it as "the day the music died" in his classic song "American Pie." Can you think of other songs that touch on the passing of a musician? Share them below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Blind River Boy" Amy Correia (Jeff Buckley)

"Black Cadillac" Rosanne Cash (Johnny Cash)

Question of the Day: Groundhog Day

by Corny O'Connell

It's Groundhog Day. Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow portending six more weeks of winter? Will Staten Island Chuck agree? Will Bill Murray ever break the spell that has him continuously reliving February 2? I don't care. The only thing that matters is what you want to hear. Think of a song for Groundhog Day and share it below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

M. Ward w/Zooey Deschanel "Me and My Shadow"

Lil' Son Jackson "Groundhog Blues"

Diana Ross "I'm Coming Out"

Question of the Day: Single Artist Tributes

by Corny O'Connell
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Throughout the day we're giving you the chance to hear the forthcoming album from Bob Dylan, Shadows in the Night. The songs, some familiar, some not-so, have all been recorded by Frank Sinatra. This is an album concept that's worked before - one artist recording the songs of another. Sometimes, like here, it's the repertoire of another artist. More often it's an album based on the songwriting of another artist.