Celebrity iPod Playlists

We invade the iPods of 10 southwest Missouri notables to see where their musical predilections lie.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article was fact checked and accurate at press time, but 417 Magazine cannot guarantee its accuracy indefinitely.

Michelle Sherwood

KSPR’s weekend anchor

“Goldfrapp is an awesome electronica group, and they can really help me zone out. Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton remind me of growing up.”

“Strict Machine” by Goldfrapp 
“It’s Oh So Quiet” by Björk
Willie Nelson
“Teardrop” by Massive Attack
“Glow” by Nelly Furtado
“9 to 5” by Dolly Parton
Lily Allen
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

Laura Jacobs

D.J. at 104.7 The Cave

“First time I heard Stevie Wonder’s “I Believe,” it was in the final scene of High Fidelity. It was absolute perfection.”

“Sweet Jane” by Cowboy Junkies
“Mekong” by The Refreshments
“Just Like Heaven” by The Cure
“I Believe (When I Fall in Love it Will Be Forever)” by Stevie Wonder
“There is a Light That Never Goes Out” by The Smiths
“Jagged” by Old 97’s
“Far Behind” by Candlebox
“Peel Me a Grape” by Diana Krall
“Mean to Me” by Houston Person
Anything on the Garden State Soundtrack.

Barry Hinson

Missouri State men’s basketball head coach

“Old school brings me to Barry White. (I’ve often tried to imitate his voice around my wife, but it just doesn’t seem to have the same effect as his music.)”

Rolling Stones
The Eagles
Sheryl Crow
Barry White
Dave Matthews Band
3 Doors Down
Earth, Wind & Fire
Patsy Cline
Willie Nelson

Jane Troup


“Tina is one of my favorites to dance or exercise to. For easy listening when painting I love Bocelli. The deep cello music of Yo-Yo Ma helps me go to an inner space.”

“Galloping Horses” by Yo-Yo Ma
“Breathe” by The Bluegrass Tribute to the Songs of Dave Matthews
“Talk to my Heart” by Tina Turner
“Somewhere over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
“Nel Cuore Lei” by Andrea Bocelli
“Vibrate” by Rufus Wainwright
“I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’” by Scissor Sisters
“Nocturne in E Minor” by Steve Erquiaga
“I Hope I Don’t Fall in Love with You” by Tom Waits
“Ain’t No Sunshine” by Tracy Chapman
“Wooden Ships” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Randy Bacon


“The Beatles’ music is so creative, captivating and honest (which is hard to find today), even though the songs are now hitting the 40-year mark.”

“My Moon My Man” by Feist
“Dashboard” by Modest Mouse
“On and On and On” by Wilco
Anything by the Beatles
“Plasticities” by Andrew Bird
“Palads” by Under Byen
“Glosoli” by Sigur Ros
“Don’t Make Me a Target” by Spoon

Beth Domann

Springfield Little Theatre artistic director

“It’s mostly soundtracks for me. Everything but the Girl is good for floating in the pool or at the lake.”

Gypsy soundtrack
The Full Monty soundtrack
Avenue Q soundtrack
Anything by Everything but the Girl

Rob Evans

Springfield Cardinals broadcaster

“‘I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song’ came out when my wife, Kathy, and I were dating.”

“I’ll Have to say I Love You in a Song” by Jim Croce
“PS I Love You” by the Beatles
“He Loves You” by the Beatles
“I Love this Bar” by Toby Keith
“Kokomo” by the Beach Boys
“You Don’t Mess Around with Jim” by Jim Croce
“LeRoy Brown” by Jim Croce
“Operator” by Jim Croce
“And I Love Her” by the Beatles
“The Angry American” by Toby Keith

Andy Kuntz

Andy’s Frozen Custard president

“I have a miscellaneous list that I listen to.”

“No More Rain” by Angie Stone
“In the Ghetto” by Elvis
“Float On” by Floaters
“To Love Again” by Chris Botti
“Save Room” by John Legend
“Turn Out the Lights” by Warren Hill
“Haunts of Ancient Peace” by Van Morrison
“My Love Went to London” by Tony Bennett
“Get it Together” by Seal
“At Last” by Lou Rawls

Art Bentley


“It is ever-changing, revolving and evolving.”

“Tea for One” by Led Zeppelin
“Good Directions” by Billy Currington
“Running on Empty” by Jackson Browne
“El Paso” by Marty Robbins
“It Ain’t Easy” by Shooter Jennings
“Gimme Shelter” by Rolling Stones
“Trenchtown Rock” by Bob Marley
“Home” by Michael Buble
“Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” by Flaming Lips
“Ti-pi-tin” by Kristi Merideth

Marci Bowling

DCO development/PR director

“It’s new to me, so I’m not entirely savvy with the iPod just yet. Check out my wildly diverse tastes.”

“12 Inch 3-Speed Oscillating Fan” by Big Smith
“Rocket Man” by Elton John
“Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffet
“Italian Restaurant” by Billy Joel
“Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
“Never Wanted Nothing More” by Kenny Chesney
“Captain Jack” by Billy Joel
“First Time” by Lifehouse
“Waiting on the World to Change” by John Mayer
“Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts
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