Question of the Day: Dogs

by Corny O'Connell

The best in show will be awarded tonight at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Will it be the the Irish wolfhound, the bloodhound, the whippet? They're all winners as far as we're concerned. We're celebrating dogs in song today in the WFUV Question of the Day. Put your favorites in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am. 

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Here's what we played:

Question of the Day: "Sweetheart" Songs

by Corny O'Connell

Have we got a sweetheart deal for you - contribute $100 or more today and you'll get, as a bonus gift, Sweetheart 2014. This new CD of love songs features the likes of Jim James, Vampire Weekend, Beck, Sharon Jones and more covering songs by everyone from Bob Marley to Willie Nelson to Fleetwood Mac. On the subject, what are your favorite "sweet", "sweetie" & "sweetheart" songs? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Question of the Day: Covering the Beatles

by Corny O'Connell

Today is the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' arrival in America for the first time. That day and the events that followed set off the British Invasion, Beatlemania and so much more. Among the many ways those days are being feted is Dennis Elsas' It Was 50 Years Ago Today - The Beatles Invade America today at 4pm on WFUV. We've also got it covered this morning with your favorite covers of Beatles songs.

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.