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Movie Soundtrack Songs

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"The Playlist League" podcast 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 5 features CPR's OpenAir hosts selecting their favorite songs from movie soundtracks, a theme selected by Episode 4 winner Alisha Sweeney. Jessi Whitten and Jeremy Petersen 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 April 11 (Update: Voting is now closed).

If you include your email address with your ballot, you'll be automatically entered to win a pair of tickets to Eels at the Gothic Theatre on April 21.

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Jessi Whitten

  • The First Edition: "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" from "The Big Lebowski"
  • Yello: "Oh Yeah" from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
  • Cyndi Lauper: "Time After Time" from "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"
  • Queen: "Bohemian Rhapsody" from "Wayne's World"
  • Dolly Parton: "9 to 5" from "9 to 5"

Alisha Sweeney

  • Nico: "These Days" from "The Royal Tenenbaums"
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain: "Just Like Honey" from "Lost in Translation"
  • The Beta Band: "Dry the Rain" from "High Fidelity"
  • Modern English: "I Melt with You" from "Valley Girl"
  • David Bowie: "Magic Dance" from "Labyrinth"

Jeremy Petersen

  • The Psychedelic Furs: "Pretty in Pink" from "Pretty in Pink"
  • Roy Orbison: "In Dreams" from "Blue Velvet"
  • Lou Reed: "Perfect Day" from "Trainspotting"
  • Harold Faltermeyer: "Axel F" from "Beverly Hills Cop"
  • Moving Pictures: "Never" from "Footloose"