Question of the Day: Hand Claps

by Corny O'Connell

In his latest hit "Happy" Pharrell Williams invites us to "clap along if you feel like that's what you wanna do." The infectious hand clapping that accompanies him makes it hard not to. What other tracks that feature the percussive sound of hand claps are among your favorites? Lend a hand as we compile a list in the comments below. We'll slap on a set at 9am.

Here's what we played:

David Wax Museum "Born With A Broken Heart"

The Monkees "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You"

Question of the Day: Climbing

by Corny O'Connell

Tonight hundreds of runners will climb the eight-six stories of the world's most famous skyscraper in the annual Empire State Building Run-Up. The fastest runners climb the 1,576 steps in about ten minutes. All we're asking you to do is come up with a few climb/climbing songs in the comments below. That's not too exhausting, is it? We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Bruce Springsteen "One Step Up"

Question of the Day: Like Facebook?

by Corny O'Connell

Today Facebook turns ten years old. What began as an online social directory for Harvard College students and now boasts 1.23 billion users. Over 23,000 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 Rolling Stones "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I like It)"

Ben Lee "Catch My Disease"

Question of the Day: Horses

by Corny O'Connell
horses/snow Shutterstock

The year of the horse is just under way in the Asian lunar calendar - not that it helped the Denver Broncos last night. As a consolation prize, let's come up with a big long list of songs about horses. Corral your favorites in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played this morning: 

"A Horse With No Name" - America

"Wild Horses" - The Sundays

"Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" - KT Tunstall

"Jenny's Got a Pony" - Los Lobos

Question of the Day: Super Bowl Guests?

by Corny O'Connell

You've got the big screen TV. You've got the platters of food planned. Now who's coming over to watch the Super Bowl with you? It's fantasy football watching. Pick any four musical artists to hang with you for the big game. We'll pick one listener's foursome to spin in a set after 9am.

Here's what we played this morning, thanks to Tim from Morristown: 

"Walk Between the Raindrops" - Donald Fagen

"Love Throw A Line" - Patty Griffin

"Wordless Chorus" - My Morning Jacket (Jim James)

Question of the Day: Sunrise

by Corny O'Connell

Sunrise, dawn, daybreak, first light - lot's of ways to describe the sun coming up over the horizon. And there are a lot of songs that touch upon this simple, daily occurrence. What are some of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below and we'll shine a light on them after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Cat Stevens "Morning Has Broken"

Mississippi All Stars with Lucinda Williams "Hurry Up Sunrise"

Richie Havens "Here Comes The Sun"

My Morning Jacket "First Light"

Question of the Day: Pictures

by Corny O'Connell
Frannie Liebovitz

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. How many words in a typical song? Maybe 250? That means a picture is worth four songs. It's simple math (simple logic, too). So I'll pick four of your suggestions for songs about pictures/photos. Expose your thoughts in the comments below and I'll spin a set after 9am.

Question of the Day: Remembering Pete Seeger

by Corny O'Connell
Gus Philippas

Pete Seeger died yesterday at the age of 94. He was at the forefront of the folk revival of the 1950s and '60s. His music influenced generations of fans and musicians including Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Seeger, who lived in Beacon, New York, was a life-long advocate for environmental causes including the health of the Hudson River. He helped organize Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival - the annual festival that helps to preserve and protect the river.

Question of the Day: Loser

by Corny O'Connell

At last night's Grammy Awards the winners included Daft Punk, Lorde, Gary Clark, Jr., Vampire Weekend, Pharrell Williams, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, The Civil Wars, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl. 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 winners losers to play after 9am.

Here's what we played this morning: 

Question of the Day: Chill Out Music

by Corny O'Connell
sleep/snow Shutterstock

The temperatures this week have been absolutely bone-chilling. But we've made it to Friday and the weekend is in sight. Time to relax with your favorite chill-out music - music to melt your troubles away. Suggest a song that does just that. We'll mellow down easy with a set after 9am.

Here's what we played this morning: 

"Destiny" - Zero 7 

"Angel" - Jimi Hendrix

"Come Away With Me" - Norah Jones

"Can't Do a Thing (To Stop Me)" - Chris Isaak