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Bruce Trujillo, Jessi Whitten and Alisha Sweeney talk prom songs on the latest episode of The Playlist League.

"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 6 features CPR's OpenAir hosts selecting their ideal playlists for prom, a theme selected by Episode 5 winner Alisha Sweeney. Jessi Whitten and Bruce Trujillo 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 May 3 (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 Beck, Cage The Elephant and Spoon at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre on July 23.

Subscribe to "The Playlist League" wherever you get podcasts. Also, check out more podcast offerings from Colorado Public Radio. The theme music for "The Playlist League" is performed by Dressy Bessy.

Bruce Trujillo

  • Sublime: "What I Got"
  • Beastie Boys: "Brass Monkey"
  • The Ramones: "Blitzkrieg Bop"
  • Beck: "Loser"
  • Violent Femmes: "American Music"

Jessi Whitten

  • Whitney Houston: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
  • Salt-N-Pepa: "Push It"
  • Tommy James & the Shondells: "Crimson and Clover"
  • DJ Kool: "Let Me Clear My Throat"
  • Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes: "(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

Alisha Sweeney

  • New Order: "Bizarre Love Triangle"
  • OutKast: "Hey Ya"
  • Billy Idol: "Dancing with Myself"
  • The Cure: "The Lovecats"
  • The xx: "Angels"