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Weekend Soundtrack

We want to know what song just sings weekend to you. Maybe it was the backdrop to your greatest day ever. Maybe it's a song that brings you to tears.

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  • Weekend Soundtrack: "12 Diablos" by We

    Charles Wommack on his bike

    It's time to listen to your weekend soundtrack - the songs that bridge the gap from Friday to Monday. This week our story comes from Charles Wommack. His weekend soundtrack is the song "12 Diablos" by the group We.

  • Weekend Soundtrack: "Tracy in the Bathroom Killing Thrills"

    Paula Pisani Bungee Jumping

    It's time to listen to your weekend soundtrack - the songs that bridge the gap from Friday to Monday. This week our story comes from Paula Pisani. Her weekend soundtrack is the song "Tracy in the Bathroom Killing Thrills" by the rock group Mary's Danish. She says it gives her an adrenaline rush to start the weekend.

  • Weekend Soundtrack: "My Pillow is the Threshold" by The Silver Jews

    Shay Robertson with her husband

    A weekend soundtrack can be the song you hear on your iPod or just in your mind all weekend long. Our latest story comes from Shay Robertson in Evanston, Ill. Her soundtrack is "My Pillow is the Threshold" by The Silver Jews.

  • "Friday On My Mind"

    Jim Leftwich as a young man

    We've been asking listeners about the songs that bridge the gap from Friday to Monday. Our latest story comes from Jim Leftwich of Skokie, Ill. His soundtrack is "Friday on My Mind" by Richard Thompson.

  • "City Boy"

    On the road: Sedona, Ariz.

    It's time to listen to your weekend soundtrack - the songs that bridge the gap from Friday to Monday. This week our story comes from Mark Delmonte. Mark has been traveling the country, trying to find a place to settle down. His weekend soundtrack for his journey is "City Boy" by Keb' Mo'. He spoke with our host John Moe.

  • "Get Ready for Love"

    Kevin Bunten

    It's time to listen to your weekend soundtrack: The songs that bridge the gap from Friday to Monday. Our latest story comes from Kevin Bunten, an addiction counselor in St. Louis, Mo. On the weekend, he likes to listen to a track by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds called "Get Ready for Love."

  • "Cool Water"

    Long Lake in Summer

    It's time to listen to your weekend soundtrack. The songs that bridge the gap from Friday to Monday. Our latest story comes from Sara Breeze in Bemidji, Minn. Her soundtrack is "Cool Water" by Joni Mitchell and Willie Nelson.

  • "Shotgun"

    Bomba in the Ocean

    It's time to listen to your weekend soundtrack. The songs that bridge the gap from Friday to Monday. Our latest story comes from our engineer and Ironman Triathlete Tim Bomba. Tim lives in Los Angeles, and he told us that his weekend soundtrack is "Shotgun" by Junior Walker. He spoke with Bill Radke.

  • "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes"

    Greta Sproul

    It's time to listen to your weekend soundtrack - the songs that bridge the gap from Friday to Monday. Our latest story comes from Greta Sproul. Greta is the editor of the Penobscot Times in Old Town, Maine. She told us the soundtrack to her weekend is "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes" by Ruth Etting.

  • "Baila"

    Aja Johnson with her family

    Right now, I'm spending them packing up my stuff, getting ready to move with my family to Mexico, which is kind of scary. So this song puts me in a good mood and gets me motivated to actually pack my stuff and get ready and be happy about it. It's such a happy, dancey song.

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