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The Playlist: Canadian Sci-Fi

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The number one album on the Billboard charts is the soundtrack for the movie "Guardians of the Galaxy". It's a catchy collection of seventies pop and rock hits with an interstellar twist, so that got us thinking... what would a Canadian version sound like?

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Playlist: Empowering Female Anthems of the 1990s

From grunge to country to R&B, the 1990s were full of independent women who didn't want no scrubs. Our current playlist is celebrating some of the best scream, shout, and sing-a-long songs of the decade. What should be on here? Let us know on Twitter @daybreaknorth or email daybreaknorth[at]cbc[dot]ca.

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Playlist: It takes two

Two heads are better than one, so we're putting together a list of great duets. To kick things off, a suggestion from Deborah Leonard-- "Two of Us" by the Beatles (John and Paul shared a mic for this one, so it counts):

Our next pick comes from Joyce Brash who suggests "Crying" by Roy Orbinson and kd Lang. "You can feel the heartache & the tears." 

Track three is one of many Willie Nelson duets, this one with Canadian country legend Hank Snow: "A Fool Such As I." 

Track four was a popular request: "Islands In The Stream," written by the Bee Gees for Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers: 

As a bonus, here's a Canadian version from Feist and the Constantines: 

For track five, we head to northern B.C., courtesy of Jennifer Ferries who points us to Smithers' very own Alex Cuba's duet with Nelly Furtado: "Mi Plan." 

Heather Ramsey gets track six with "In A Town This Size" by John Prine and Dolores Keane: 

Track seven comes from Thea Doyle in Vanderhoof. It's Paul Simon and Phoebe Snow with "Gone At Last."

For track eight, we head back in time to when Nat King Cole duetted with his daughter Natalie on a request from Howard Lyn: this is "Unforgettable."  

 Track nine comes from Mike Carter at the Chetwynd Echo- "I Got You Babe" by Sonny and Cher.

For track ten, Rob Biller suggest Johnny and June Cash with "Jackson."

And the for track eleven we have Johnny Cash again, this time with Bob Dylan on "Girl of the North Country." 


Joyce Godfrey's track twelve pick features not just duetting voices, but duetting guitars, as well. It's "Poor Boy Blues" by Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkin.


 Track thirteen is not unlucky. It's a birthday request from Susan Brouwer for her eleven-year-old daughter Renya. 

Susan writes, "This is a special song because my husband Rick and I danced to it in the kitchen when we started dating almost 20 years ago. Renya's grandparents were dancing to Ella and Louis back in 1957 when they were first married. They are still "dancing cheek to cheek" 56 years later! Renya is an awesome dancer herself!" 

 The song is Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, "Cheek to Cheek."
Track fourteen is courtesy Robert Edge, and a Canadian classic. Ian and Sylvia and "Four Strong Winds."

 Track fifteen goes to Michelle Baker Lapointe: Prince with Rosie Gaines and "Nothing Compares 2 U".

Kurt Breuer wants to take it up a notch with Olivia Newton John and John Travlota with "You're the One That I Want" from the Grease soundtrack.
Dianne Graham asks for a classic mashup from the' 70s- Anne Murray and Glenn Campbell with "By the Time I Get to Pheonix/I Say A Little Prayer."
Kevin Sullivan in Terrace and Tanya Milner in Prince George both want the same song: Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford with "Close My Eyes Forever." Rebekah Leakey's favourite duet is Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and "Falling Slowly" from the movie "Once."
Moving back to Canadian tunes, Karen Kristensen of Denny Island requests Kate & Anna McGarrigle singing "The Work Song".
Another country duet: Hank Williams Jr and Waylon Jennings with "The Conversation."
And now Willie Nelson is back, courtesy Heather Brown of Endako. He's here with Dolly Parton singing "I Will Love You to the Moon and Back."
A couple of rock icons take on Motown in this suggestion from Mary Cenedese. Here's David Bowie and Mick Jagger with "Dancing in the Streets."
Kim Menounos brings it back to Smithers with Jim Cuddy and Alex Cuba dueting on a Spanish-language version of a Blue Rodeo song- "Bad Timing" translated into "Arrepentido."
Annie Lennox and the Eurythmics with Aretha Franklin and "Sisters Are Doing it For Themselves" is a pick for Allison Keymartin of Smithers.
Lynne Synotte of Burns Lake wants to hear Sheryl Crow and Kid Rock play "Picture."
And finally, courtesy Amanda Fraser-Doyle: David Bowie again, this time with Freddie Mercury and Queen with "Under Pressure."