My Mix Tape

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.

"Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" by Selena

Jul 17, 2013

Fatima Duran may have grown up, but she still holds on to one of her favorite songs from childhood -- and the memory of acting out her own Selena impersonations. Don't forget, you can pick up a hairbrush and play rockstar whenever you want.

"Bring it on Home to Me" by Sam Cooke

Jul 17, 2013

Devon Jorgensen gushes about "the best song ever written" and how the lyrics, composition, and Cooke's voice hit home during a big breakup.

"Swanee" by Al Jolson

Jun 24, 2013

Pool parties, BBQ's and other memories of growing up in the East Bay are what Lisa Davis thinks of each time she hears this favorite Al Jolson tune.

"Wishmaster" by Nightwish

Jun 18, 2013

Nightwish's symphonic style inspired Alan Worman to further explore the melodic side of the metal genre. 

"Brandenburg Concerto No. 3" by Johann Sebastian Bach

Jun 16, 2013

The period instruments in this recording of Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3" stand out to Tim Rayborn.

"Where the Streets Have No Name" by U2

Jun 16, 2013

This U2 hit reminds Lisa Elliot the importance of thinking outside the box.

"Endless Night" from The Lion King

Jun 16, 2013

A young musician, Kyle Trefny talks about a favorite song that inspires him.

"Minor Swing" by Django Reinhardt

Jun 10, 2013

 Jules Cunningham used to jam with friends to this jazz standard back in his freshman year, and now the song is a powerful reminder to him of how playing a certain song can make everything feel alright with the world. 

"Why, Oh Why, Did I Ever Leave Wyoming" by Roy Rogers

Jun 10, 2013

When John Hoff was four-years-old, and he couldn’t help but play “Why, Oh Why, Did I Ever Leave Wyoming” on repeat every morning, much to his family’s chagrin. 

"People are Strange" by The Doors

Jun 10, 2013

For Farah Al Mousawi, this classic Doors' song takes on a literal meaning.