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    Alicia Bognanno Of Bully

    Musician

      1. New Order - Age Of Consent
      2. The Sugarcubes - Birthday
      3. Third Eye Blind - Never Let You Go
      4. Josie And The Pussycats - 3 Small Words
      5. Cher - Believe
      6. PJ Harvey - Dry
      7. Smokey Robinson - Tracks Of My Tears
      8. The Breeders - Glorious
      9. The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait
      10. The Cranberries - Dreams?

    CARTEL MADRAS

    Musician

      1. Freddie Gibbs - Deeper
      2. Estelle Ft Kanye West - American Boy
      3. M.I.A - Sunshowers
      4. The Shins - Kissing The Lipless
      5. Prince - 17 Days
      6. Ahmad Jamal - Lament
      7. Kendrick Lamar - ADHD
      8. Kagrra - Urei
      9. A. R. Rahman (Bombay Soundtrack) - Kaannalane
      10. Air - Alone In Kyoto

    Chicano Batman (Eduardo Arenas)

    Musician

      1. Bob Marley - Everything Is Gonna Be Alright
      2. Aretha Franklin - Respect
      3. Celia Cruz - La Vida Es Un Carnaval
      4. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
      5. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
      6. Whitney Houston - I'll Always Love You
      7. Vicente Fernandez - Volver, Volver
      8. Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell (Live)
      9. Janet Jackson - Nasty
      10. Bill Withers - Lean On Me

    Dan DeLuca

    Music Critic/Columnist - Philadelphia Inquirer

      1. Lou Reed - Sweet Jane (live From Rock 'n' Roll Animal 1973)
      2. Prince - Kiss
      3. Sly & The Family Stone Family Affair
      4. The Primitives - Crash
      5. James Carr - To Love Somebody
      6. George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today
      7. Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
      8. The Rolling Stones - Out Of Time
      9. The Ronettes - Be My Baby
      10. Patti Smith - Because The Night

    DEHD (Emily Kempf)

    Musician

      1. Patsy Kline - She's Got You
      2. Tammy Wynette - Stand By Your Man
      3. Johnny Cash - Happiness Is You
      4. Bruce Springsteen - Tougher Than The Rest
      5. The Cairo Gang - Shivers
      6. Jim Croce - Operator
      7. Elvis Presley - Blue Moon
      8. Angel Olsen - Endless Road
      9. Weyes Blood - Movies
      10. Boy Harsher - Pain

    FRANCIS QUINLAN (HOP ALONG)

    Musician

      1. Richie Havens - Here Comes The Sun
      2. Annie Lennox - No More I Love You's
      3. Built To Spill - Carry The Zero
      4. Nick Drake - Place To Be
      5. Prince - Raspberry Beret
      6. Joni Mitchell - River
      7. Duke Ellington - The Single Petal Of A Rose
      8. Jackie Wilson - Your Love Keeps Lifting?Me (Higher?& Higher)
      9. Neil Young - Don't Cry No Tears
      10. Mariah Carey - Fantasy

    G.Love

    Musician

      1. Bob Dylan - The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carrol
      2. Bob Dylan - Hurricane
      3. KRS-One - My Philosophy
      4. Bob Marley - So Much Trouble
      5. Jon Lee Hooker - Going Upstairs
      6. Robert Johnson - Breaking Down
      7. Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
      8. Bukka White - Shakem On Down
      9. Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
      10. Citizen Cope - Sideways

    Jacky Bam Bam

    Full-Time Vampire Show Weeknights 7P-12, WMMR

      1. Fats Domino - I'm Ready
      2. Little Richard - True, Fine Mama
      3. Chuck Berry - Let It Rock
      4. Rolling Stones - Rocks Off
      5. Big Joe Turner - Boogie Woogie Country Girl
      6. Willie Nelson - Ain't It Funny How Time Slips Away
      7. Babys - Midnight Rendezvous
      8. Cinderella - Shelter Me
      9. Prince - Purple Rain
      10. Wilbert Harrison - Let's Work Together

    JADE JACKSON

    Musician

      1. Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
      2. The Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
      3. George Jones - Where Grass Won't Grow
      4. Emmylou Harris - Where Will I Be
      5. Bruce Springsteen - Highway Patrolman
      6. Johnny Cash - I Hung My Head
      7. Kris Kristofferson - Sunday Morning Coming Down
      8. Joni Mitchell - River
      9. Townes Van Zandt - Tecumseh Valley
      10. Johnny Rodriguez -Ridin' My Thumb To Mexico

    Joe Beddia

    Owner, Pizzeria Beddia & Author

      1. Pastor TL Barrett - Wonderful
      2. Tierra Whack - Wasteland
      3. Warren Zevon - Steady Rain
      4. Bill Callahan - Jim Cain
      5. Gunn Truscinski - Sea Gull For Chuck Berry
      6. Bill Evans - Here's That Rainy Day
      7. John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - Lush Life
      8. Miles Davis - Shh / Peaceful
      9. Yoko Ono - Mindtrain
      10. Hiroshi Yoshimura - Dance PM

    JONATHAN MEIBURG (of LOMA / SHEARWATER)

    Musician

      1. Mme. Rajory And Ravao (Secret Museum Of Mankind) - Anio No Mba Hisoka
      2. Buffy Ste Marie - Co'dine
      3. Nina Simone - Sinnerman
      4. John Lee Hooker - I'm Going Upstairs
      5. Kassa Tessema - Fano
      6. The Beatles - A Day In The Life
      7. Molly Drake - Happiness
      8. Scott Walker - Farmer In The City
      9. Nico - Frozen Warnings
      10. Bob Dylan - The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll

    KATIE PRUITT

    Musician

      1. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
      2. Traci Chapman - Fast Car
      3. Bill Withers - Lean On Me
      4. Neil Young - Ohio
      5. Marvin Gaye - What's Goin On?
      6. The Beatles - Yesterday
      7. John Prine - Angel From Montgomery
      8. Townes Vans Zandt - Poncho & Lefty
      9. Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer
      10. Jason Isbell - If We Were Vampires

    Langhorne Slim

    Musician

      1. Bill Withers - Lean On Me
      2. Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
      3. Bob Dylan - It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
      4. Nina Simone - Feeling Good
      5. Nina Simone - To Be Young, Gifted And Black
      6. Toots And The Maytals - Funky Kingston
      7. John Prine - Angel From Montgomery
      8. Os Mutantes - A Minha Menina
      9. Ola Belle Reed - I've Endured
      10. Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World

    Laura Marling

    Musician

      1. Stevie Wonder - I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever)
      2. Stevie Wonder - Lately
      3. The Beatles -Yesterday
      4. Bob Dylan - Up To Me
      5. Bob Dylan - Shelter From Storm
      6. Joni Mitchell - A Case Of You
      7. Joni Mitchell - Car On The Hill
      8. Paul Simon - Call Me Al
      9. Tom Waits - Alice
      10. Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come

    LP

    Musician

      1. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
      2. Nirvana - Heart-Shaped
      3. Leonard Cohen - On The Level
      4. Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
      5. Tamino - Indigo Night
      6. The Rolling Stones - You Got The Silver
      7. Billie Eilish - My Future
      8. Florence And The Machine - Ship To Wreck
      9. Led Zeppelin - Going To California
      10. The Beatles - She's So Heavy?

    METZ (group Effort On The List)

    Musician

      1. Townes Van Zandt - Waitin' Around To Die
      2. George Harrison - Isn't It A Pity
      3. Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me
      4. Black Sabbath - War Pigs
      5. Broadcast - Pendulum
      6. AC/DC - Back In Black
      7. The Flaming Lips - Pilot Can At The Queer Of God
      8. Stooges - Down On The Street
      9. Stooges - T.V. Eye
      10. Stooges - Search And Destroy

    Michael Nutter

    Former Mayor Of Philadelphia

      1. Gladys Knight And The Pips - The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
      2. Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
      3. Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes - I Miss You
      4. McFadden And Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
      5. The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight
      6. The Roots - Game Theory
      7. Jay-Z - Empire State Of Mind
      8. Luther Vandross - A House Is Not A Home
      9. Marvin Gaye - Got To Give It Up
      10. Prince - 1999

    Nana Adjoa

    Musician

      1. Ben E King? (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) - Stand By Me
      2. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Waiting In Vain
      3. Leonard Cohen - Suzanne
      4. Nina Simone (Billy Taylor) - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
      5. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
      6. Glen Campbell (Jimmy Webb) - Wichita Lineman
      7. Dionne Warwick (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) - Anyone Who Had A Heart
      8. The Beatles - Something
      9. Stevie Wonder - Love's In Need Of Love Today
      10. J.J. Cale - After Midnight

    RHYE

    Musician

      1. Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
      2. Pink Floyd - Fearless
      3. Neil Young- Heart Of Gold (2009 Remaster)
      4. Prince- Erotic City
      5. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
      6. Monie Love, True Image - It's A Shame (My Sister)
      7. Soft Cell - Tainted Love
      8. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Tell Me
      9. Bee Gees - Love You Inside Out
      10. Duran Duran - Save A Prayer (2009 Remaster)

    Shakey Graves

    Musician

      1. The Flamingos - Only Have Eyes For You
      2. Wanda Jackson - Funnel Of Love
      3. Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen) - Hallelujah
      4. The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
      5. Shuggie Otis - Strawberry Letter 23
      6. John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen
      7. Neil Young - Old Man
      8. The Champs - Tequila
      9. Cheap Trick - Surrender
      10. The Kinks - Picture Book

    SON LITTLE

    Musician

      1. Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi
      2. Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You
      3. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Bold As Love
      4. Prince - The Beautiful Ones
      5. Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind
      6. Pete Rock And CL Smooth - TROY
      7. Nirvana - Something In The Way
      8. John Coltrane - Naima
      9. Solomon Burke - Goodbye
      10. Baby

    Sylvan Esso

    Musician

      1. Bowie - Sound And Vision
      2. Prince - Kiss
      3. Le Tigre - Deceptacon
      4. Dire Straits - Romeo And Juliet
      5. Underworld - Born Slippy .NUXX
      6. Arthur Russell - This Is How We Walk On The Moon
      7. NIN - Closer
      8. Al Green - Let's Stay Together
      9. Modern Lovers - Roadrunner
      10. Parliament Funkadelic - Flashlight

    Taylor Goldsmith (of Dawes)

    Musician

      1. Bob Dylan - Visions Of Johanna
      2. Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come
      3. Warren Zevon - The French Inhaler
      4. Kris Kristofferson - Sunday Morning Coming Down
      5. Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now
      6. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
      7. John Lennon - Imagine
      8. Simon And Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
      9. Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
      10. Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms

    THE WAR & TREATY

    Musician

      1. Otis Redding/Aretha Franklin - Respect
      2. Barbra Streisand - Memories
      3. Sarah Vaughn - Send In The Clowns
      4. John Lennon - Imagine
      5. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
      6. Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind
      7. James Brown - Mans World
      8. Patsy - Crazy
      9. Johnny Cash - Ring Of Fire
      10. Bonnie Rait - I Can't Make You Love Me

    TOM RUSSO (of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever)

    Musician

      1. Outkast - Spottieottiedopalicious
      2. Neil Young - Cortez The Killer
      3. The Go Betweens - Cattle And Cane
      4. Frank Ocean - Nikes
      5. Martika - Love...Thy Will Be Done
      6. Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris - Love Hurts
      7. Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
      8. Derrick May - Strings Of Life
      9. The Triffids - The Seabirds
      10. Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out

    Ukee Washington

    Anchor At CBS 3's Eyewitness News

      1. Earth Wind And Fire - Reasons Live
      2. The Eagles - Hotel California
      3. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
      4. The Temptations - Poppa Was A Rolling Stone
      5. Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror
      6. Tim McGraw - Humble And Kind
      7. Bill Withers - Lean On Me
      8. The Beatles - Hey Jude
      9. Prince - Purple Rain
      10. The Commodores - Brick House

    Wesley From THE LUMINEERS

    Musician

      1. Queen - We Will Rock You
      2. Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
      3. Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
      4. The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
      5. Bill Withers - Lean On Me
      6. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
      7. Talking Heads - Burning Down The House
      8. Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill
      9. Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
      10. Neil Young - After The Gold Rush



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