QOTD

Question of the Day: Sad Songs

by Corny O'Connell
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There are times when you need a sad song to help you cope with your feelings, get that cathartic release and and help you get through the day. Grab a box of Kleenex, because we're going for the saddest, most tearjerking songs you can think of. Leave them in the comments below and we'll muddle through a set after 9am. 

Here's what we played:

Richard Shindell "You Stay Here"

Chocolate Genius "My Mom"

Patty Griffin "Rain"

Lucinda Williams "Sweet Old World"

Question of the Day: Songs with Spoken Parts

by Corny O'Connell

Today on the WFUV Question of the Day we're looking for songs in which the vocalist switches between singing and speaking. For example, in "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" Elvis Presley starts off singing before launching into a mid-song soliloquy. This could be one of the hokiest sets we play, but let's see what we come up with. Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll play them after 9am.

Thanks to Amy in Manhattan for the idea.

Here's what we played:

The Shangri-Las "Leader Of The Pack"

Question of the Day: What Do You Sing in the Shower?

by Corny O'Connell
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Singing in the shower - we all do it from time to time. There's something about the acoustics and the privacy that brings out the American Idol in each of us. What we'd like to know is, "What's in your repertoire?" What would we be likely to hear if we pressed our ear to the bathroom door? Tell us in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Gene Kelly "Singin' in the Rain"

Simon & Garfunkel "Cecilia"

Neil Young "Love Is a Rose"

Question of the Day: What's Your Question of the Day?

by Corny O'Connell

The WFUV Question of the Day is, "What's Your Question of the Day?" Every weekday morning we toss out a topic or question and ask you to respond with a song to play on WFUV. This morning we want your idea for a Question of the Day and an example of a song to go along with it. We'll pick four ideas and songs to play after 9am. Then we may also use your idea for an actual Question of the Day at a later date.

Here's what we played: 

Question of the Day: Clocks

by Corny O'Connell

This weekend we lose an hour of sleep to daylight saving time. Be sure to set your clocks ahead an hour when you go to bed tomorrow night. As a consolation prize, I'll play your favorite songs about clocks or that feature the sound of clocks ticking. Share them in the comments below and we'll schedule that for after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Vaughan Brothers "Tick Tock"

The Rolling Stones "Time Waits for No One"

The Chambers Brothers "Time Has Come Today"

Joe Jackson "Got the Time"

Question of the Day: Girl Groups

by Corny O'Connell

March is Women's History Month. We're celebrating today with your favorite girl groups, or rather female bands. Let us know who you'd like to hear in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played today:

Indigo Girls "Hammer and A Nail"

En Vogue "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)"

The Shangri-Las "Remember (Walking In The Sand)"

The Runaways "Cherry Bomb"

Question of the Day: How Is That Pronounced?

by Corny O'Connell

We're still thinking about the Academy Awards when John Travolta mangled the name of Idina Menzel who sang the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go." Are there any singers or bands whose names have befuddled you? Perhaps you've seen it in print, but never knew how to pronounce it. Or worse, you mispronounced it for years until finally learning how. List them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am, hopefully with the correct pronunciations.

Here's what we played:

Bon Iver "For Emma"

INXS "Mystify"

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:

Professor Longhair "Mardi Gras in New Orleans"

Marcia Ball "Party Town"

The Dixie Cups "Iko Iko"

Lucinda Williams "Crescent City"

Question of the Day: Lions

by Corny O'Connell

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 a dusting to an inch of snow and temps in the 20s today. Perhaps we can appease the weather gods by playing songs that mention lions. Leave your suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played this morning: 

"The Lion's Roar" - First Aid Kit

"Wondering Where the Lions Are" - Bruce Cockburn

"All Things All At Once" - Tired Pony