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Question of the Day: Whistling Songs

by Corny O'Connell
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WFUV listener Kevin from Stamford has a suggestion for the Question of the Day which surprisingly we've never done - whistling songs. Let's put our lips together and our heads together to come up with a big, long list of whistling songs. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played this morning: 

"Tighten Up" - The Black Keys 

"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" - Otis Redding 

"Games Without Frontiers" - Peter Gabriel 

Question of the Day: Help!

by Corny O'Connell

It's not easy coming up with these WFUV Questions of Day. This morning we need your help. Can you think of any "help" songs? Help us out with a suggestion in the comments below. We'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

The Beach Boys "Help Me Rhonda"

Liz Phair "Help Me Mary"

Sonny Boy Williamson "Help Me"

Joni Mitchell "Help Me"

The Beatles "Help!"

Question of the Day: Winning

by Corny O'Connell

Last night the UConn Huskies Women's team completed a perfect 40-0 basketball season. In so doing, they joined the UConn men's team as this year's NCAA national champions. Let's celebrate with songs about winning. Put your song suggestions in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Cake "The Distance"

The Grateful Dead "You Win Again"

Steve Forbert "You Cannot Win If You Do Not Play"

The Impressions "We're A Winner"

Question of the Day: Great Scot!

by Corny O'Connell

It's Tartan Week - celebrating Scotland in New York City. The Scots have brought "the kelpies" horse sculptures to Bryant Park, a whiskey tasting to Pier 60, and music all around town. Which Scottish artist or band would you like to hear? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Frightened Rabbit "Swim Until You Can't See Land"

Del Amitri "Be My Downfall"

Average White Band "Pick Up the Pieces"

Question of the Day: Vanished Venues

by Corny O'Connell

Lady Gaga is closing out Roseland Ballroom in New York City tonight. The historic venue which has hosted concerts, dances and radio broadcasts since the 1920s is lowering the curtain for the final time. In doing so, Roseland joins other storied show places in the Big Apple such as the Palladium, CBGB's, and The Bottom Line. Whom do you remember seeing at these or other vanished venues? Share with us in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

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