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Episode 2: Girls’ Names

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"The Playlist League," the newest podcast from Colorado Public Radio’s OpenAir, pits playlist against playlist and you, the listener, decide the winner.

Each participant drafts five songs within a certain musical theme, one track at a time. Then, listeners vote on whose playlist is the best, and the curator of the playlist with the most votes will select the theme for the next episode.

Episode 2 features CPR's OpenAir hosts selecting their favorite songs with girls' names in the title, a theme selected by Episode 1 winner Jeremy Petersen. Jessi Whitten, Scott Carney and Alisha Sweeney also participate in this month's episode.

Below, see their individual song selections and listen along with a Spotify playlist. Then, cast your vote by Nov. 30. If you include your email address with your ballot, you'll be automatically entered to win a pair of tickets to Brent Cowles' Dec. 14 concert at the Bluebird Theater (Update: Voting is now closed).

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The theme music for "The Playlist League" is performed by Dressy Bessy.

Jeremy Petersen

  • Dolly Parton: "Jolene"
  • Michael Jackson: "Billie Jean"
  • The Smiths: "Sheila Take A Bow"
  • They Might Be Giants: "Ana Ng"
  • Alex Cameron: "Candy May"

Jessi Whitten

  • Patti Smith: "Gloria"
  • The Ramones: "Judy Is A Punk"
  • T. Rex: "Debora"
  • M83: "Kim and Jessie"
  • Dexys Midnight Runners: "Come On Eileen"

Alisha Sweeney

  • The Velvet Underground: "Sweet Jane"
  • PJ Harvey: "Sheela-Na-Gig"
  • Stephen Malkmus: "Jenny and the Ess-Dog"
  • Flight of the Conchords: "Carol Brown"
  • Johnny Cash: "Delia's Gone"

Scott Carney

  • Nina Simone: "Suzanne"
  • The Flaming Lips: "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot"
  • The Beach Boys: "Caroline, No"
  • Prince: "The Ballad of Dorthy Parker"
  • Air: "Kelly Watch the Stars"