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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.


  • Weekend Soundtrack: "Stolen"

    Listeners from across the country have been telling us about the soundtrack to their weekends. Becky Summerlot listens to the show on WMFE in Orlando, Fla., and she explains why the Dashboard Confessional song, "Stolen," is her weekend song.

  • Weekend Soundtrack: "Australia"

    Listeners from across the country have been telling us about the soundtrack to their weekends. Today we hear from Melanie Treco, who lives in San Diego and listens to us on KPBS. She tells us why the song "Australia" by the Shins is the first thing she listens to when she gets out of ballet class on the weekend.

  • Weekend Soundtrack: "Ying and Yang (The Flower Pot Man)"

    What song says it's the weekend? We've been asking you what's playing on your iPod, CD player and tape decks when the weekend rolls around. Michael Langlois hears our show on WLRN in Miami, Fla. He explains why the Love and Rockets song "Ying and Yang (The Flower Pot Man)" reminds him of the weekend.

  • Weekend Soundtrack: "I Am the Movie"

    We've been asking what's on your CD player or MP3 player or even tape deck on Saturday and Sunday. What songs say to you, it's the weekend? We hear from listener Sophie Hess from Phoenix, Md. She tells us why a song by Motion City Soundtrack has special meaning for her.

  • Weekend Soundtrack: Time Out of Mind

    Each week we ask listeners about the song that reminds them of the weekend. This week, Allison Austin from Illinois explains why she can't get Steely Dan's "Time Out of Mind" out of her mind.

  • Weekend Soundtrack: Aquamarine

    We've been asking listeners to tell us the special song that means the weekend to them. This week we hear from James "Dewey" Dewhurst, a private contractor in Afghanistan. His weekend soundtrack is Carlos Santana's "Aquamarine."

  • Weekend Soundtrack: Marriage of Figaro

    We've been asking listeners what song reminds them of the weekend. And you've been answering our call. Guest Host John Moe speaks with Lee Lipton of Sacramento, Calif., who thinks of the weekend when she hears Mozart's Marriage of Figaro.

  • Weekend Soundtrack: Face

    There's often that one song that reminds us of the weekend. We've asked our listeners what song rings in their Saturdays and Sundays and we share their stories with you. This week John Duffy, who listens to our show in Elizabethtown, Penn., shares his soundtrack to the weekend.

  • "Southland in the Springtime"

    The Vaidhyanathan Women

    We've been asking you what song says the weekend for you. This week, listener Vedana Vaidhyanathan from Chapel Hill, N.C. shares her weekend soundtrack with us.

  • Weekend Soundtrack: Dion

    This week, we hear about a song that makes Joan Spence of Solway, Minn., think of her father. She told Weekend America's Bill Radke that Dion's "Abraham, Martin and John" is her Weekend Soundtrack.

  • Weekend Soundtrack: Jeff Beck

    We've been asking you what songs are a big part of your weekend. You know, that one song that tells you it's Saturday or Sunday. This week we hear from Jeffrey Goodman of Boston, Mass., who tells us why one Jeff Beck song made it to his weekend soundtrack.

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