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QOTD

Question of the Day: Sweet

by Corny O'Connell

March Madness® is getting down to brass tacks. After starting with a field of 64 teams we're down to the sweet sixteen in college basketball. Which has us thinking of "sweet" songs. Got any in your playbook? Tip us off in the comments below and we'll play a set of "sweet" songs after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Chuck Berry "Sweet Little Sixteen"

Sarah McLachlan "Sweet Surrender"

Amos Lee "Sweet Pea"

Velvet Underground "Sweet Jane"

Question of the Day: Septugenarians

by Corny O'Connell
Alan Tomkins

Happy 70th birthday to Diana Ross. The former Supreme and is still going strong and touring. She's coming to the Theater at Madison Square Garden on June 21. Who else is still going strong at 70 or more? Share your favorite septugenarians in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am. 

Here's what we played:

Leonard Cohen "Tower Of Song"

Buddy Guy "Done Got Old"

Joan Baez "Forever Young"

Simon & Garfunkel "Old Friends"

 

Question of the Day: Titles and Nicknames

by Corny O'Connell

Aretha Franklin turns 72 today. (The big birthday bash was Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton in New York). Aretha - The Queen of Soul - is one of just a few artists who've earned such a title. What other artists and bands are known by an unofficial title or nickname? Or can you propose a new one for someone? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Aretha Franklin "Soul Serenade"

James Brown "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"

The Rolling Stones "Monkey Man"

Question of the Day: Ukulele

by Corny O'Connell

Wendy from Highland Park (WFUV listener & ukulele player) suggested we feature her favorite instrument for the WFUV Question of the Day. Lately the ukulele has been enjoying a resurgence in popularity since the days of Tiny Tim and Arthur Godfrey. What are your favorite tracks that feature the uke? Let us know in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

George Harrison "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"

Ingrid Michaelson "Be OK"

Eddie Vedder "Longing to Belong"

Question of the Day: Why?

by Corny O'Connell
Why? Shutterstock

Today's Question of the Day is "Why?" Because, why not? That's all the reason we need to ask for songs that ask the question, "why?" Leave them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am, because we can.

Here's what we played:

War "Why Can't We Be Friends?"

Van Morrison "Why Must I Always Explain?"

The Carpenters "(They Long to Be) Close to You"

The Mavericks "I Want to Know"

Question: Welcoming Spring

by Corny O'Connell

Today we say good riddance to what's been a long, snowy winter and welcome in the springtime. Let's celebrate the new season in song. Plant your suggestions in the comments below and we'll see what pops up after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Gillian Welch "Winter's Come And Gone"

Josh Ritter "Snow Is Gone"

Tom Waits "You Can Never Hold Back Spring"

Richie Havens "Here Comes The Sun"

Question of the Day: Too Young to Rock 'n' Roll?

by Corny O'Connell

One of the breakout acts from the SXSW Festival last week was The Strypes - a foursome of lads from Cavan, Ireland. And they really are lads, raging in age from 16 to 18. They just played New York last night and stopped by the WFUV studios to tape a session for future broadcast. So for the Question of the Day, we're looking for recordings by artists who were teenagers at the time. Put them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Fiona Apple "Criminal"

Question of the Day: Are You Experienced?

by Corny O'Connell
Karl Ferris

The latest album from The War of Drugs Lost in the Dream comes out today and it's the WFUV #NewDig. Plus, you can hear a recent 'FUV Live session with The War on Drugs tonight at 9. This morning we're using all that as an excuse to request songs about drugs. Drop them in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Jefferson Airplane "White Rabbit"

Edie Brickell "Pill"

Question of the Day: Play Me I'm Irish

by Corny O'Connell

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We're celebrating on the WFUV Question of the Day with your favorites artists from Ireland. Let us who you'd like to hear in the comments below and we'll spin a set after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Lúnasa "The Walrus"

Hothouse Flowers "Be Good"

Sinéad O'Connor "The Last Day of Our Acquaintance"

Glen Hansard "Love Don't Leave Me Waiting"