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Play It Back

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Everyone has at least one favorite song, but which ones have changed your life? Host John Asante talks with musicians, creators, and music lovers about their most cherished music memories -- and how discovering the perfect tune at the right time can make a world of difference.

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Everyone has at least one favorite song, but which ones have changed your life? Host John Asante talks with musicians, creators, and music lovers about their most cherished music memories -- and how discovering the perfect tune at the right time can make a world of difference.

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Warmly Nostalgic

By JaxTrelly - Mar 23 2019
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A great reflection on the soundtracks that seep onto our lives.

Great show

By Bankidu - Nov 07 2017
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Awesome concept and host. Love it.

iTunes Ratings

12 Ratings
Average Ratings
12
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0
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0

Warmly Nostalgic

By JaxTrelly - Mar 23 2019
Read more
A great reflection on the soundtracks that seep onto our lives.

Great show

By Bankidu - Nov 07 2017
Read more
Awesome concept and host. Love it.
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Play It Back

Updated about 14 hours ago

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Everyone has at least one favorite song, but which ones have changed your life? Host John Asante talks with musicians, creators, and music lovers about their most cherished music memories -- and how discovering the perfect tune at the right time can make a world of difference.

Rank #1: 6 | Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky

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When London-based actor Laura Killeen worked at a florist as a teenager, she was introduced to a spacey, operatic pop tune from ELO that would serve as comfort and motivation when she needed it most.
Dec 05 2016
23 mins
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Rank #2: 4 | Lil B - Wonton Soup

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When independent radio producer Todd Whitney first discovered Lil B, he couldn't quite pin the quirky Bay Area rapper down. Were his songs serious, or was it all an act? On this episode of Play It Back, Todd explains why he gave Lil B another shot, and somehow became a preacher of the gospel of "The Based God."
Sep 22 2016
27 mins
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Rank #3: 3 | Prince - I Would Die 4 U

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Storyteller Jia H. Jung takes time to mourn the departure and celebrate the life of one of the most immortal music makers of all time. She recalls her first encounter with The Purple One at age 5 in 1986 -- at 30,000 feet in the air, somewhere between Boston and Seoul. The voice of God, if you will...
Aug 17 2016
20 mins
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Rank #4: 9 | Peggy Lee - Is That All There Is?

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At the age of 5, writer Jamie Brickhouse became obsessed with Peggy Lee and her song about escapism by means of “breaking out the booze and having a ball.” The song served as Jamie’s guide to several nights of debauchery while living in New York City. But things changed dramatically the night he drunk dialed the dazzling pop icon.
Feb 23 2017
25 mins
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Rank #5: 5 | Tori Amos - Yes, Anastasia

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NBC Documentary producer and host of "The Soundtrack Series" podcast creator Dana Rossi reflects upon how a terrible recent tragedy brought her back to a song that she first heard in 1994 and found applicable as a salve to any trouble in high school...and beyond.
Oct 19 2016
26 mins
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