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Question of the Day: Say Wha?

by Morning Show
Let's remember Cafe Wha founder Manny Roth, who has died at 95, with classic club moments you may have witnessed (or wished you did!)

Manny Roth, founder of the Greenwich Village club Cafe Wha has died at 95.  Manny, who was also David Lee Roth's uncle, opened the MacDougal Street basement venue in 1959.  By 1961, 20 year old Bob Dylan was knocking at the door.  Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, Woody Allen and Richard Pryor would soon follow.  Countless would-be stars gave it their best shot on the tiny stage, and even the re-formed Van Halen jamme

Question of the Day: Can Sharknado Happen?

by Morning Show
Huffington Post

Okay, so maaaaaaaybe it's not real. We won't insist-and risk jumping our own shark. But the shark does show his pearly whites in song. Name some in honor of the Sharknado phenomenon. We'll spin a set after 9AM. 

Here's what we played:

John Willians "Main Title Jaws"

Bobby Darin "Mack the Knife"

Hall & Oates "Maneater"

Frank Zappa "Mud Shark"

Question of the Day: Lovesick

by Corny O'Connell
lovesick Shutterstock

New York City's paid sick leave law takes effect today. That's good for employees, but here's hoping you won't have to use too many sick days. To mark the occasion we're playing your favorite songs about being sick, in every sense of the word. Prescribe a few in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

"Fever" - Peggy Lee

"Coconut" - Harry Nilsson

"Catch My Disease" - Ben Lee

Question of the Day: Blank and the Blanks

by Corny O'Connell
Warner Bros.

This week's 'FUV #NewDig is Hypnotic Eye the latest from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. As we rock out to it, we're thinking of all the other bands whose names follow the "Blank and the Blanks" structure. It's a tradition that started well before Bill Haley and the Comets and continues today with St. Paul and the Broken Bones. How many bands can we come up with that follow that naming template? List them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Question of the Day: Latest Fave

by Corny O'Connell

We're always sharing our latest favorites on WFUV. And today we'd like to hear some of your latest favorite songs, too. It could be something brand new or just new to you. Share it in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

John Fullbright "Happy"

Caitlin Cary & Thad Cockrell "Two Different Things"

Dum Dum Girls "Rimbaud Eyes"

Midlake "Antiphon"

Question Of The Day: Morning Song

by Morning Show

Well it's a beautiful morning here in New York, and our Question Of the Day is inspired by it. Simple and sweet, we want to know what your favorite morning song is! Leave your comments below and we'll spin a set after 9.

Here's what we played:

The Moody Blues "Dawning is the Day"

Ray Charles "Oh What A Beautiful Morning"

Spyro Gyra "Morning Dance"

The Rascals "A Beautiful Morning"

Joni Mitchell "Chelsea Morning"

Question of the Day: Who?

by Corny O'Connell

Here in Gotham City we're stumped as to who placed mysterious white flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge. Was it The Joker or The Penguin? Or given the acrobatic skills required to pull off such a feat and the puzzling symbolism of the flags, have the The Riddler and Cat Woman joined forces? We must know who. So today we're asking for songs that ask the question, "Who?" Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Men at Work "Who Can It Be Now?"

David Byrne & St. Vincent "Who"

Question of the Day: True or Falsetto?

by Corny O'Connell
Epic Records

After searching our files here at the WFUV Question of the Day, we realize that we've never asked for your favorite examples of falsetto singing. Let's do that today. In the comments below, suggest a song featuring falsetto. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Bon Iver "Calgary"

Cream "Strange Brew"

Beck "Debra"

The Rolling Stones "Emotional Rescue"

Question of the Day: Movie Mentions

by Corny O'Connell

On Ray LaMontagne's latest, Supernova, he sings, "I wanna be Brando in The Wild One" - a reference to the 1953 film starring Marlon Brando as the leader of a motorcycle gang. There are a lot of songs that mention actors, but how many can you name that reference particular movies? List them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Thanks to Gordon from Brooklyn for suggesting this WFUV Question of the Day.

Here's what we played: