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Question of the Day: Slumber Party

by Corny O'Connell
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Since tomorrow is International Pillow Fight Day, we want to know what four artists you would invite to your imaginary slumber party. Who would you want to stay up late with, eating popcorn and spinning records? Leave your artist list in the comments below and we'll choose one set to spin after 9am.

Here's what we played this morning:

"Burning Up" - Madonna

"Raspberry Beret" - Prince

"Brown Sugar" - The Rolling Stones (Mick Jagger)

Question of the Day: Recordings for the Library of Congress

by Corny O'Connell

Today the Library of Congress announces this year's additions to its National Recording Registry. Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son," Jeff Buckley's cover of the Leonard Cohen song "Hallelujah" and Isaac Hayes' "Theme from Shaft" are among the 25 recordings to be preserved for future generations. Recordings must be "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" and be at least 10 years old.

Question of the Day: April Fools

by Corny O'Connell

It's April Fool's Day and we're looking for songs about being a fool in love. Whether it's about gladly being a fool in love or refusing to be a fool, let us know in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Rufus Wainwright "April Fools"

Elvis Presley "(Now and Then There's) A Fool Such as I"

Elvin Bishop "Fooled Around and Fell in Love"

Aretha Franklin "Chain of Fools"

Question of the Day: Got Healthcare?

by Corny O'Connell

Today is the deadline to sign up for health insurance this year under the Affordable Care Act at Folks in need of that have until midnight to sign up. You only have until 9am to submit your requests for the WFUV Question of the Day: songs about doctors, nurses, medicine, etc. Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set this morning.

Here's what we played this morning:

"I Don't Want to Die (in the Hospital) - Conor Oberst

"I Wanna Be Sedated" - The Ramones

Question of the Day: Feedback

by Corny O'Connell

We want your opinions about WFUV. Please take our Listener Survey and give us your feedback.

Plus, we want to hear feedback in the recordings for today's Question of the Day. That's audio feedback - the humming, squealing sound of a guitar or mic feeding back through an amplifier. Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll feed them back to you after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Perfectly Good Guitar" - John Hiatt

"Cannonball" - The Breeders

Question of the Day: Sweet

by Corny O'Connell

March Madness® is getting down to brass tacks. After starting with a field of 64 teams we're down to the sweet sixteen in college basketball. Which has us thinking of "sweet" songs. Got any in your playbook? Tip us off in the comments below and we'll play a set of "sweet" songs after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Chuck Berry "Sweet Little Sixteen"

Sarah McLachlan "Sweet Surrender"

Amos Lee "Sweet Pea"

Velvet Underground "Sweet Jane"

Question of the Day: Septugenarians

by Corny O'Connell
Alan Tomkins

Happy 70th birthday to Diana Ross. The former Supreme and is still going strong and touring. She's coming to the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 21. Who else is still going strong at 70 or more? Share your favorite septugenarians in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am. 

Here's what we played:

Leonard Cohen "Tower Of Song"

Buddy Guy "Done Got Old"

Joan Baez "Forever Young"

Simon & Garfunkel "Old Friends"


Question of the Day: Titles and Nicknames

by Corny O'Connell

Aretha Franklin turns 72 today. (The big birthday bash was Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton in New York). Aretha - The Queen of Soul - is one of just a few artists who've earned such a title. What other artists and bands are known by an unofficial title or nickname? Or can you propose a new one for someone? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Aretha Franklin "Soul Serenade"

James Brown "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"

The Rolling Stones "Monkey Man"

Question of the Day: Ukulele

by Corny O'Connell

Wendy from Highland Park (WFUV listener & ukulele player) suggested we feature her favorite instrument for the WFUV Question of the Day. Lately the ukulele has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity since the days of Tiny Tim and Arthur Godfrey. What are your favorite tracks that feature the uke? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

George Harrison "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"

Ingrid Michaelson "Be OK"

Eddie Vedder "Longing to Belong"