WCBS-FM DJs Pick the Songs They Could Listen To On REPEAT for Groundhog Day

"Strike up the music, the band has begun..."

February 2, 2020
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Bill Murray's Groundhog Day was one for the record books --- day after day he had to endure the same trivial interviews with the kind people of Punxatawney and he couldn't have been more eager to leave. In that same spirit, we put together a list of songs that our WCBS-FM DJs could listen to over and over and over again (whether or not their friends and neighbors would appreciate it it is anyone's guess!)

And no, we're not including "I Got You, Babe."

See Also: 10 More Classic Songs To Listen To On Repeat For Groundhog Day

Scott Shannon: 

The Rolling Stones - "Brown Sugar"

My favorite classic stones song! 

 

Mark Ronson + Bruno Mars - "Uptown Funk"

My favorite newer song!

 

AC/DC - "You Shook Me All Night Long"

I could listen to this song all day! 

 

Broadway Bill Lee:

Steely Dan - "Do It Again"

It's just an habitual ritual to get you all in the mood for Groundhog Day!

 

Dave Clarke Five - "Over and Over"

Dave Clarke Five sing about doing the same ol' thing --- over and over.

 

The Four Tops - "Same Old Song"

Levi Stubbs and his buds bring it back and bring it back AND BRING IT BACK AGAIN!

 

'Brooklyn's Own' Joe Causi:

Ah yes, besides Groundhog Day being the midpoint of winter, it also happens to be my birthday. Yes, 'Brooklyn’s Own' has a little groundhog in him and as in the movie -- if there were three songs that I could listen to each and every day under that Groundhog spell it would be...

Jimmy Buffet - "Somethin’ 'bout a Boat"

The song just makes you feel good and always takes me to that warm place in my mind.

 

Frank Sinatra - "Summer Wind"

Need I say more?

 

Van Morrison - "Brown Eyed Girl"

The track is timeless. You can play it twenty years from now to a totally new audience and it still sounds fresh and new!

 

Dave Stewart:

Bruce Springsteen - "Born to Run"

What teenager doesn't dream about breaking free? For Bruce, it was about getting out of Freehold, but it's a safe bet that each Springsteen fan has painted their own story while listening to this. I'm one of them. Between the lyrics, the intensity, the wall-of-sound production, and Clarence's sax, I can play it over and over.

 



Stevie Nicks - "Sara"

This hypnotic track from the Fleetwood Mac album "Tusk" hit me like a ton of bricks when I first heard it. Long before I heard Stevie (and Don Henley) talk about the meaning behind it, I had interpreted the lyrics as they apply to my life. I never get tired of this one. Bring on the long version!

 



Calvin Harris + Rihanna - "We Found Love"

Generally, when a song spends 10 weeks at #1, pop DJs will get sick of it. Not this one. Ironically, neither the lyrics nor the Grammy-winning video were a big factor for me; it's the song's energy that hooked me. I still crank it up every time it comes on.

 



Seals & Crofts - "Summer Breeze"My all-time favorite summer song doesn't need much explaining. The images they paint are a simple masterpiece. Having spent so many summers on the beaches of Long Island, the Jersey Shore, and Cape Cod, there's no such thing as too much of this one.

 

Ross Brittain:

Narrowing it down to three songs is quite a chore. Being on the radio for 40+ years and doing top-40, country and album rock there's quite a few ways to go. Of course I had to look at my iPhone and see what songs are on my go-to songs list and here are some of my favorites:

Marc Cohn - "Walkin' in Memphis"

A story song like Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire." I sing along to it when we play it on CBS-FM. Badly, and it's a good thing you're not in the studio.
 

Barenaked Ladies - "It's All Been Done Before"

Another story song. I love Springsteen's "Born to Run" but I couldn't listen to it all day... but I've got it as my wake-up alarm tone on my phone. Finally,
 

Boys II Men - "Motown/Philly"

Never gets old, and having lived in the Philly area for several years, it's a "Yo, How YOU doin'?" reminder. And by the way, they'll be at Radio City Feb 15th!

 

HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY, EVERYONE!

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