Renee Montagne's Top Five Songs for World Cafe

Renee Montagne

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World Cafe

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Hear one of Renee Montagne's picks:

Listen: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

Morning Edition host Renee Montagne makes a guest appearance on WXPN's music show World Cafe to mark the program's move to NPR.

Montagne talks with World Cafe host David Dye about her top five favorite songs. The program offers a new top five list, selected by listeners, every Friday.

World Cafe started on WXPN 15 years ago and has since become a popular showcase for new artists such as Earlimart and The Decemberists as well as classic groups like The Byrds. World Cafe makes a formal move to NPR on Friday, July 1, 2005.

Renee Montagne's Picks


1. "Zero Hour" by Astor Piazzolla from Zero Hour

2. "Mupepe" by Zap Mama from Zap Mama Adventures in Afropea 1

3. "Slow Turning (Feels Like Rain)" by John Hiatt from Slow Turning

4. "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" as made popular by The Tokens in 1960

5. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" as sung by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole on the CD Facing Future

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