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Five Essential Songs

Courtney Barnett: Five Essential Bob Dylan Songs

Courtney Barnett, who just played the Season 41 finale of "Saturday Night Live" (and rocked out a blistering "Pedestrian At Best" and "Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go To The Party"), kindly found time to pull together a list of her Five Essential Bob Dylan Songs for FUV. Her selections stretch from 1964 to 1970 and shed light on her own songwriting process too:

Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison: Five Essential National Songs

Frightened Rabbit's frontman Scott Hutchison and his bandmates are longtime admirers of the The National. When time came for the Scottish band to record its tempestuous and tender fifth album, Painting of a Panic Attack, they reached out to The National's Aaron Dessner to produce. Hutchison has always found solace in The National's rich catalogue of songs, and while he firmly believes that it's pretty impossible to pick a few favorites, he managed to pull together his Five Essential National Songs for FUV.

KT Tunstall's Five Essential Pretenders Songs

Scottish singer and songwriter KT Tunstall was just four years old when the Pretenders released their eponymous debut album, but the Brit Award winner (and Mercury Prize and Grammy nominee) has long admired Chrissie Hynde's tough and tender vocals. Despite her hectic tour and album prep schedule, Tunstall, who has visited WFUV many times in the past, happily found the time to round up her Five Essential Pretenders Songs and discuss why some of the band's significant singles were so meaningful to her.