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What's your favorite song? Or what's a song that holds meaning for you? KALW News has been asking these questions to every person interviewed, and here's what they've found.

Do you know the recent movie, Alvin and the Chipmunks? When Tina Kwok looked up the actor (Jesse McCartney) who voiced the littlest chipmunk, Theodore, she found a song that inspires her to be herself. 

You may remember hearing Bunny Berigan's "I Can't Get Started" in the film, Chinatown. For listener Eric Sylvester, the song means more than just a killer addition to a soundtrack.   

Adele's ballad, "Someone Like You" means a lot to Julia Kernan-Woitalla. It was the first song she learned on the piano, and her mother just can't get enough. 

Ken Helman has listened to Sara Bareilles' "Gravity" over a thousand times, and the song's story keeps him coming back for more.

"Crystallize" by Lindsey Sterling

Oct 17, 2013

Lindsey Sterling's violin track, "Crystallize," inspires Alice Lu to research how water is connected to human consciousness and emotions.

"Try" by Pink

Oct 17, 2013

High school student Sherry Fong appreciates the message of Pink's "Try": If there's a fire, there's going to be a flame, but a little burn won't hurt you.  

"Fourth Piano Concerto" by Beethoven

Oct 9, 2013

Larry Latovski listens to Beethoven's "Fourth Piano Concerto" every chance he gets, no matter who's playing it.  

"Little Wonders" by Rob Thomas

Oct 9, 2013

Binh Huynh first heard his favorite song, "Ever Wonder" by Rob Thomas, at the end of a movie. It was the soundtrack to a particularly happy ending.

"Gold" by Britt Nicole

Oct 9, 2013

The Britt Nicole pop tune "Gold" motivates Christine Yan to do more of what she loves.

"Time" by Pink Floyd

Oct 9, 2013

The intricate guitar work in Justin Hill's favorite song "Time," makes the hairs on the back of his neck stand on end.