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Today’s Topic Staff Picks: What are the best songs from 1997?

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Who are the best live bands you’ve ever seen in concert? Who are a few of the bands you think are super underrated? The Point staff will be answering those types of daily questions all June long as part of “Today’s Topic” Staff Picks!

Each weekday in June The Rizzuto Show, Donny, and Lux will be answering a daily new question and playing songs connected to their picks.

Tune in daily all this week, 6a-6p for “Today’s Topic” and our staff picks from Donny, Lux, and The Rizz Show!

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Today’s Topic (7/2): What are the best songs from 1997?

  • Marcy Playground “Sex and Candy” (Donny)
  • Ben Folds Five “Brick” (Donny)
  • Oasis “Don’t Go Away” (Donny)
  • Silverchair “Freak” (Donny)
  • 311 “Beautiful Disaster” (Donny)
  • The Mighty Might Bosstones “The Impression That I Get” (Donny)
  • The Wallflowers “Sixth Avenue Heartache” (Donny)

Check out “Today’s Topics” for the week of June 29th – July 2nd

  • Monday (6/29): Songs from St. Louis area bands
    • Nelly “Country Grammar” (Rizz Show)
    • Stir “One Angel” (Donny)
    • Tidal Volume “Get Back Up” (Donny)
    • Fragile Porcelain Mice “Concept Of Grief” (Donny)
    • Radio Iodine “Never Meant To Lie” (Donny)
    • Ludo “Go Getter Greg” (Donny)
    • Boomtown United “Love Like Fire” (Donny)
    • The Urge “Hollywood Ending” (Donny)
    • Story of the Year “Wake Up” (Donny)
    • Gravity Kills “Down” (Lux)
    • The Hush List “Tell Em” (Lux)
    • Cavo “Thick as Thieves” (Lux)
    • Nathanial Rateliff and the Night Sweats “You Worry Me” (Lux)
    • Story of the Year “Sidewalks” (Lux)
    • Living Things “Let it Rain” (Lux)
    • Greek Fire “Dreaming in Deja vu” (Lux)
    • MU330 “Hoosier Love” (Lux)
  • Tuesday (6/30): Songs or bands with an animal in their title
    • Eagles “Life In The Fast Lame” (Rizz Show)
    • Tame Impala “elephant” (Donny)
    • Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes “Crowbar” (Donny)
    • Arctic Monkeys “Do I Wanna Know” (Donny)
    • Ghost “Rats” (Donny)
    • Temple of the Dog “Hunger Strike” (Donny)
    • Presidents of the USA “Kitty” (Donny)
    • Cavo “Wolves” (Donny)
    • Pearl Jam “Rats” (Donny)
    • Capital Cities “Kangaroo Court” (Lux)
    • Cage The Elephant “Come a Little Closer” (Lux)
    • Toad the Wet Sprocket “Walk on the Ocean” (Lux)
    • The Used “The Bird and the Worm” (Lux)
    • One Day as a Lion “Wild International” (Lux)
    • Band of Horses “Is There A Ghost” (Lux)
    • Bloodhound Gang “The Bad Touch” (Lux)
    • The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s “Gold Lion” (Lux)
  • Wednesday (7/1): Rock songs that make you want to dance
    • Billy Idol “Mony Mony” (Rizz Show)
    • B-52’s “Love Shack (Donny)
    • Finger Eleven “Paralyzer” (Donny)
    • White Reaper “Judy French” (Donny)
    • Queens of the Stone Age “The Way You Used To Do” (Donny)
    • Franz Ferdinand “Take Me Out” (Donny)
    • TV On The Radio “Dancing Choose” (Donny)
    • NERD “Lapdance” (Lux)
    • Good Charlotte “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” (Lux)
    • AFI “Miss Murder” (Lux)
    • Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still” (Lux)
    • Skrillex “Bangarang” (Lux)
    • Fatboy Slim “Rockafeller Skank” (Lux)
    • Billie Eilish “Bad Guy” (Lux)
    • Chemical Brothers “Block Rockin Beats” (Lux)
    • Red Hot Chilli Peppers “Higher Ground” (Lux)
  • Thursday (7/2): Songs from 1997

Check out “Today’s Topics” for the week of June 22nd – June 26th

  • Monday (6/22): Songs from 1992
    • Kriss Kross “Jump” (Rizz Show)
    • Blind Melon “Tones of Home” (Donny)
    • Alice In Chains “Them Bones” (Donny)
    • REM “Man on the Moon” (Donny)
    • Screaming Trees “Nearly Lost You” (Donny)
    • Faith No More “Midlife Crisis” (Donny)
    • Soul Asylum “Somebody To Shove” (Donny)
    • L7 “Pretend We’re Dead” (Donny)
    • Lemonheads “Mrs. Robinson” (Donny)
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers “Suck My Kiss” (Lux)
    • Pearl Jam “State of Love and Trust” (Lux)
    • Helmet “Unsung” (Lux)
    • DADA “Dizz Knee Land” (Lux)
    • Soundgarden “Rusty Cage” (Lux)
    • Beastie Boys “So What’cha Want” (Lux)
    • Rage Against the Machine “Killing In The Name” (Lux)
    • Nirvana “Come As you Are” (Lux)
  • Tuesday (6/23): Killer guitar riffs
    • Dire Straits “Money For Nothing” (Rizz Show)
    • Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way
    • Smashing Pumpkins “Cherub Rock” (Donny)
    • Silverchair “Israel’s Son” (Donny)
    • Coheed and Cambria “Welcome Home” (Donny)
    • Living Colour “Cult of Personality” (Donny)
    • Rage Against The Machine “Know Your Enemy” (Donny)
    • The Black Keys “I Got Mine” (Donny)
    • Van Halen “Hot For Teacher” (Donny)
    • Chuck Berry “Johnny B. Goode” (Lux)
    • Avenged Sevenfold “Nightmare” (Lux)
    • Smashing Pumpkins “Zero” (Lux)
    • Killswitch Engage “Holy Diver”(Lux)
    • Foo Fighters “Monkey Wrench” (Lux)
    • Megadeth “Symphony Of Destruction” (Lux)
    • Aerosmith/Run DMC “Walk This Way” (Lux)
    • White Stripes “Icky Thump” (Lux)
  • Wednesday (6/24): Songs by deceased artists
    • George Michael “Freedom 90” (Rizz Show)
    • Chris Cornell “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” (Donny)
    • Beastie Boys “Sabotage” (Donny)
    • Ramones “Blitzkrieg Bop” (Donny)
    • David Bowie “Rebel Rebel” (Donny)
    • Johnny Cash “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” (Donny)
    • Motorhead “Ace Of Spades” (Donny)
    • Soundgarden “Burden In My Hand” (Donny)
    • Cranberries “Dreams” (Lux)
    • Bob Marley “Get Up Stand Up” (Lux)
    • Nirvana “Drain you” (Lux)
    • Alice In Chains “Nutshell” (Lux)
    • Chris Cornell “Can’t Change Me” (Lux)
    • Amy Winehouse “Rehab” (Lux)
    • Linkin Park “Breaking The Habit” (Lux)
    • Prince “Let’s Go Crazy” (Lux)
  • Thursday (6/25): Inspirational songs to motivate Donny Fandango during his 28-Hour Radiothon

Check out “Today’s Topics” for the week of June 15th – June 19th

  • Monday (6/15): Live Bands
    • Foo Fighters “Monkey Wrench (Live from Wembley)” (Rizz Show)
    • Rage Against the Machine “Guerrilla Radio” (Donny)
    • The Flaming Lips “She Don’t Use Jelly” (Donny)
    • Ludo “Love Me Dead” (Donny)
    • Nine Inch Nails “Terrible Lie” (Donny)
    • The Urge “Violent Opposition” (Donny)
    • Queens of the Stone Age “No One Knows” (Donny)
    • Muse “Knights of Cydonia” (Donny)
    • Descendents “I’m the One” (Donny)
    • Twenty One Pilots “Holding on to You (Live in the Point Studio)” (Lux)
    • Story of the Year “Anthem of our Dying Day” (Lux)
    • Foo Fighters “Rope” (Lux)
    • 311 “Who’s Got The Herb” (Lux)
    • Deftones “Passenger” (Lux)
    • Panic! At the Disco “Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off” (Lux)
    • Radiohead “Just” (Lux)
    • Linkin Park “Bleed it Out” (Lux)
    • Young The Giant “It’s About Time” (Lux)
  • Tuesday (6/16): Songs that need to be played LOUD
    • Wolfmother “Joker & The Thief” (Rizz Show)
    • Volbeat “A Warrior’s Call” (Donny)
    • Foo Fighters “The Pretender” (Donny)
    • Jimmy Eat World “The Sweetness” (Donny)
    • Korn “Coming Undone” (Donny)
    • Audioslave “Cochise” (Donny)
    • Motorhead “Ace Of Spades” (Donny)
    • Digital Underground “Humpty Dance” (Donny)
    • Ozzy Osbourne “Perry Mason” (Donny)
    • Manchester Orchestra “Shake It Out” (Lux)
    • 4 Non Blondes “What’s Up” (Lux)
    • Sevendust “Black” (Lux)
    • Refused “New Noise” (Lux)
    • Rage Against The Machine “Freedom” (Lux)
    • The Used “The Taste of Ink” (Lux)
    • Powerman 5000 “When Worlds Collide” (Lux)
    • Andrew WK “Party Hard” (Lux)
    • Rammstein “Du Hast” (Lux)
  • Wednesday (6/17): Best songs of 2001
    • Puddle of Mudd “Control” (Rizz Show)
    • Saliva “Your Disease” (Donny)
    • Weezer “Island In The Sun” (Donny)
    • Nickelback “How You Remind Me” (Donny)
    • Afroman “Because I got High” (Donny)
    • The Strokes “Last Nite” (Donny)
    • Godsmack “Greed” (Donny)
    • Sum 41 “Fat Lip” (Donny)
    • Drowning Pool “Bodies” (Donny)
    • Dave Matthews Band “When the World Ends” (Lux)
    • American Hi Fi “Flavor of the Week” (Lux)
    • Fuel “Bad Day” (Lux)
    • Hoobastank “Crawling in the Dark” (Lux)
    • At The Drive In “One Armed Scissor” (Lux)
    • Incubus “Warning” (Lux)
    • U2 “Beautiful Day” (Lux)
    • Lifehouse “Hanging By a Moment” (Lux)
    • POD “Youth of the Nation” (Lux)
  • Thursday (6/18): Songs with a horn
    • Dave Matthews “Ants Marching” (Rizz Show)
    • Cake “Frank Sinatra” (Donny)
    • Squirrel Nut Zippers “Hell” (Donny)
    • Johnny Cash “Ring of Fire” (Donny)
    • MU330 “Hooser Love” (Donny)
    • Sublime “Date Rape” (Donny)
    • Men At Work “Who Can It Be Now” (Donny)
    • The Urge “All Washed Up” (Donny)
    • Fishbone “Party At Ground Zero” (Donny)
    • Reel Big Fish “She Has a Girlfriend Now” (Lux)
    • Capital Cities “Safe and Sound” (Lux)
    • Goldfinger “Superman” (Lux)
    • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones “The Rascal King” (Lux)
    • Nathanial Rateliff and the Nightsweats “S.O.B.” (Lux)
    • Alt-J “Left Hand Free” (Lux)
    • Fitz and The Tantrums “Hand Clap” (Lux)
    • Lenny Kravitz “It Aint Over Till it’s Over” (Lux)
    • No Doubt “Bathwater” (Lux)
  • Friday (6/19): Songs/Bands with a place in the title
    • Kansas “Carry On My Wayward Son” (Rizz Show)
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers “Dani California” (Donny)
    • Bastille “Pompeii” (Donny)
    • Everclear “Santa Monica” (Donny)
    • Weezer “Beverly Hills” (Donny)
    • Ludo “Lake Pontchartrain” (Donny)
    • Pearl Jam “Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town (Donny)
    • They Might Be Giants “Istanbul (Not Constantinople)” (Donny)
    • Local H “California Songs” (Donny)
    • Young The Giant “Amerika” (Lux)
    • 311 “Don’t Stay Home” (Lux)
    • Cage The Elephant “Aberdeen” (Lux)
    • Meg Myers “Tennesse” (Lux)
    • Matt’s Dad’s Basement “Tupac at Mc Donald’s” (Lux)
    • Sublime “Garden Grove” (Lux)
    • K.Flay “Not in California” (Lux)
    • REM “Man on the Moon” (Lux)
    • Dropkick Murphys “Shipping Up To Boston” (Lux)

Check out “Today’s Topics” for the week of June 8th – June 12th

  • Monday (6/8): Song you remember the music video for
    • a-ha “Take On Me” (Rizz Show)
    • Jamirquoi “Virtual Insanity” (Donny)
    • Soundgarden “Black Hole Sun”(Donny)
    • Pearl Jam “Do the Evolution” (Donny)
    • Fatboy Slim “Weapon Of Choice” (Donny)
    • Beastie Boys “Sabotage” (Donny)
    • Tool “Stinkfist” (Donny)
    • Jane’s Addiction “Been Caught Stealing” (Donny)
    • Peter Gabriel “Sledgehammer” (Donny)
    • Marilyn Manson “The Dope Show” (Lux)
    • Guns N’ Roses “November Rain” (Lux)
    • Weezer “Buddy Holly” (Lux)
    • No Doubt “Don’t Speak” (Lux)
    • REM “Everybody Hurts” (Lux)
    • My Chemical Romance “Helena” (Lux)
    • Daft Punk “Around the World” (Lux)
    • Foo Fighters “Big Me” (Lux)
    • Blind Melon “No Rain” (Lux)
  • Tuesday (6/9): Songs from 1994
    • Silverchair “Tomorrow” (Rizz Show)
    • Oasis “Live Forever” (Donny)
    • REM “What the Frequency, Kenneth?” (Donny)
    • Toad the Wet Sprocket “Fall Down” (Donny)
    • 311 “Homebrew” (Donny)
    • Portishead “Sour Times” (Donny)
    • Green Day “Basket Case” (Donny)
    • Meat Puppets “Backwater” (Donny)
    • Live “White Discussion” (Donny)
    • Tori Amos “Cornflake Girl” (Donny)
    • Dinosaur Jr “Feel The Pain” (Lux)
    • Weezer “My Name is Jonas” (Lux)
    • Korn “Shoots and Ladders” (Lux)
    • Counting Crows “Rain King” (Lux)
    • Mazzy Star “Fade Into You” (Lux)
    • James “Laid” (Lux)
    • Sonic Youth “Bull in the Heather” (Lux)
    • Hole “Doll Parts” (Lux)
  • Wednesday (6/10): Songs from side projects or supergroups
    • Traveling Wilburys “Handle With Care” (Rizz Show)
    • Simple Creatures “Drugs” (Donny)
    • Mad Season “River of Deceit” (Donny)
    • Me First & The Gimmie Gimmies “Leavin’ On A Jet Plane” (Donny)
    • Them Crooked Vultures “New Fang” (Donny)
    • Gorillaz “Feel Good Inc.” (Donny)
    • Audioslave “Like A Stone” (Donny)
    • The Postal Service “Such Great Heights” (Donny)
    • The Dead Weather “Die by the Drop” (Donny)
    • The Mars Volta “The Widow” (Lux)
    • Boxcar Racer “I Feel So” (Lux)
    • Velvet Revolver “Slither” (Lux)
    • Dead By Sunrise “Crawl Back In” (Lux)
    • The Damned Things “We’ve Got a Situation Here” (Lux)
    • Prophets of Rage “Prophets of Rage” (Lux)
    • Eagles of Death Metal “Speaking in Tongues” (Lux)
    • A Perfect Circle “Judith” (Lux)
    • The Raconteurs “Level” (Lux)
  • Thursday (6/11): Songs from bands YOU think are underrated
    • Our Lady Peace “Clumsy” (Rizz Show)
    • Sir Sly “&Run” (Donny)
    • Trust Company “Downfall” (Donny)
    • Cold War Kids “Hang Me Up To Dry” (Donny)
    • Stabbing Westward “Shame” (Donny)
    • At The Drive In “One Armed Scissor” (Donny)
    • Arkells “Knocking at the Door” (Donny)
    • Coheed and Cambria “Here We Are Juggernaut” (Donny)
    • Switchfoot “The Sound” (Donny)
    • Failure “Stuck On you” (Lux)
    • Fishbone “Party At Ground Zero” (Lux)
    • Foals “Mountain At My Gates” (Lux)
    • Halestorm “I Get Off” (Lux)
    • Local H “Bound For The Floor” (Lux)
    • The Urge “It’s Getting Hectic” (Lux)
    • Them Crooked Vultures “New Fang” (Lux)
    • Fragile Porcelain Mice “Concept of Grief” (Lux)
  • Friday (6/12): Songs or bands with a color in the title
    • Incubus “A Certain Shade of Green” (Rizz Show)
    • Primus “Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver” (Donny)
    • AFI “Girl’s Not Grey” (Donny)
    • The White Stripes “Blue Orchid” (Donny)
    • Royal Blood “Out Of The Black” (Donny)
    • My Chemical Romance “Welcome To the Black parade” (Donny)
    • White Zombie “More Human Than Human” (Donny)
    • The Black Crowes “Jealous Again” (Donny)
    • Orgy “Blue Monday” (Donny)
    • Brookroyal “Bleed Blue” (Lux)
    • Deep Blue Something “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (Lux)
    • The Blue Stones “Shakin off the Rust” (Lux)
    • Green Jello “Three Little Pigs” (Lux)
    • REM “Orange Crush” (Lux)
    • Yellowcard “Only One” (Lux)
    • Weezer “Pink Triangle” (Lux)
    • 311 “Amber” (Lux)
    • Breaking Benjamin “Red Cold River” (Lux)

Check out “Today’s Topics” for the week of June 1st – June 5th

  • Monday (6/1): One Hit Wonders
    • Men Without Hats – “Safety Dance” (Rizz Show)
    • The Vines “Get Free” (Donny)
    • You Me at Six “Room To Breathe” (Donny)
    • The Mars Volta “The Widow” (Donny)
    • The Cardigans “Lovefool” (Donny)
    • The Hives “Hate To Say (I Told You So)” (Donny)
    • CIV “Can’t Wait One Minute More” (Donny)
    • Superdrag “Sucked Out” (Donny)
    • The Darkenss “I Believe In A Thing Called Love” (Donny)
    • Adema “Giving in” (Lux)
    • The Flys “Got You (where I want you)” (Lux)
    • Peeping Tom “Mojo” (Lux)
    • Hum “Stars” (Lux)
    • At The Drive In “One Armed Scissor” (Lux)
    • Janus “Eyesore” (Lux)
    • Big Wreck “The Oaf” (Lux)
    • Skindred “Nobody” (Lux)
  • Tuesday (6/2): Angry Songs
    • Alanis Morissette “You Oughta Know” (Rizzuto Show)
    • Nine Inch Nails “Burn” (Donny)
    • Foo Fighters “Stacked Actors” (Donny)
    • Mastodon “Curl of the Burl” (Donny)
    • Fragile Porcelain Mice “Enrichment Support File” (Donny)
    • Sex Pistols “God Save The Queen” (Donny)
    • Rollins Band “Liar” (Donny)
    • Fugazi “Waiting Room” (Donny)
    • Rage Against The Machine “Bulls On Parade” (Donny)
    • The Urge “All Washed Up” (Lux)
    • Dinosaur Pile Up “11:11” (Lux)
    • Limp Bizkit “Break Stuff” (Lux)
    • The Used “Buried Myself Alive” (Lux)
    • White Zombie “ThunkerKiss 65’” (Lux)
    • My Chemical Romance “I’m not Okay (I Promise) (Lux)
    • Volbeat “A Warrior’s Call” (Lux)
    • Slipknot “Before I Forget” (Lux)
  • Wednesday (6/3): Soundtrack Songs
    • Eminem “Lose Yourself” (Rizz Show)
    • Screaming Trees “Nearly Lost You” (Donny)
    • Bjork “Army of Me” (Donny)
    • Alice In Chains “What the Hell Have I” (Donny)
    • Kenny Loggins “Danger Zone” (Donny)
    • Rage Against The Machine “No Shelter” (Donny)
    • Nine Inch Nails “The Perfect Drug” (Donny)
    • Velvet Revolver “Slither” (Donny)
    • Huey Lewis & the News “Power of Love” (Donny)
    • U2 “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” (Lux)
    • Guns N’ Roses “Paradise City” (Lux)
    • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones “Where’d Ya Go” (Lux)
    • Juliana Hatfield Three “Spin The Bottle” (Lux)
    • No Doubt “Ex Girlfriend” (Lux)
    • Urge Overkill “Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” (Lux)
    • The Crystal Method ft. Filter “Can’t You Trip Like I Do” (Lux)
    • The Shins “New Slang” (Lux)
  • Thursday (6/4): Songs with a number in the title
    • Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock “It Takes Two” (Rizz Show)
    • Queens of the Stone Age “3’s and 7’s” (Donny)
    • Metallica “One” (Donny)
    • Smashing Pumpkins “Thirty Three” (Donny)
    • REM “Pop Song 89” (Donny)
    • Bob Marley “Three Little Birds” (Donny)
    • Gorillaz “19-2000” (Donny)
    • Tool “Forty Six & 2” (Donny)
    • Death From Above “Trainwreck 1979” (Donny)
    • Garbage “#1 Crush” (Lux)
    • Barenaked Ladies “One Week” (Lux)
    • AJR “100 Bad Days” (Lux)
    • Panic! At the Disco “Nine in the Afternoon” (Lux)
    • Hurt “Ten Ton Brick” (Lux)
    • Jimmy Eat World “23” (Lux)
    • The Proclaimers “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” (Lux)
    • The Urge “1999” (Lux)
  • Friday (6/5): Covers
    • Jimi Hendrix “All Along the Watchtower” (Rizz Show)
    • Save Ferris “Come On Eileen” (Donny)
    • Foo Fighters “Darling Nikki” (Donny)
    • Nonpoint “In The Air Tonight” (Donny)
    • Smashing Pumpkins “You’re All I’ve Got Tonight” (Donny)
    • Neck Deep “Torn” (Donny)
    • Cake “War Pigs” (Donny)
    • Kula Shakur “Hush” (Donny)
    • Johnny Cash “Hurt” (Donny)
    • Cowboy Junkies “Sweet Jane” (Donny)
    • Shaman’s Harvest “Dirty Diana” (Donny)
    • Disturbed “Sound of Silence” (Lux)
    • Lenny Kravitz “American Woman” (Lux)
    • A New Found Glory “It Aint Me Babe” (Lux)
    • Meg Myers “Running Up That Hill” (Lux)
    • Korn “Another Brick in the Wall” (Lux)
    • Greek Fire “I’m Afraid of Americans” (Lux)
    • Halestorm “Heathens” (Lux)
    • Lana Del Rey “Doin Time” (Lux)
    • Marilyn Manson “Tainted Love” (Lux)