As Heard On Planet Money: Podcast Music of 2010 : Planet Money People often ask us about the music we use on the podcasts. So here it is: A comprehensive list from this year, organized by date.
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As Heard On Planet Money: Podcast Music of 2010

People often ask us about the music we use on the podcasts. So here it is: A comprehensive list from this year's podcasts, organized by date.

(We also post the music at the bottom of each podcast blog post.)

Caitlin and I are always looking for music recommendations. Leave your suggestions in the comments below, or email us at

The list:

Ranking Corruption (Jan 4): Mayer Hawthorne's "The Ills"

When Science And Corruption Meet (Jan 6) Broken Bells' "High Road"

John Maynard Keynes Has A Plan (Jan 8) Passion Pit's "Moth's Wings"

Your Friendly Neighborhood Bill Collector (Jan 11): Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings' "I'm Not Gonna Cry"

The Awesomest Economy? (Jan 13): Mew's "Comforting Sounds"

Tax Me Please (Jan 15): Animal Collective's "Fireworks"

Taxing Health Care (Jan 20): Youngbloodz' "Cadillac Pimpin"

Gambling with House Money (Jan 22): Jason Derulo's "Watcha Say"

Yo!' Planet Money Raps (Jan 25): Sugar Hill Gang's "Rappers Delight"

An Economist Gets Stoned (Jan 27): Rick James' "Mary Jane"

To Stay Or Walk Away (Jan 29): Temper Trap's "Fools"

When Cinnamon Moved Markets (Feb 2): Fanfarlo's "Luna"

Starting From Scratch In Haiti (Feb 5): La Troupe Makandal's "Rara Processional"

Our Messy, Inefficient Economy (Feb 9): Regina Spektor's "The Calculation"

Dreaming Of Plastic Crates In Haiti (Feb 12): Boulo Valcourt's "Grog Mwen"

Small Business, Big Debts In Haiti (Feb 16): Emeline Michel's "Moso Manman"

Why Is A Corporation A Person? (Feb 19): The Ramones' "This Business Is Killing Me"

Haiti's High Hopes For Vegas (Feb 26): Jamie Cullum's "Wheels"

Why GDP Matters For Schoolkids (Mar 2): Swell Season's "Low Rising"

Why Greece Is Stuck With The Euro (Mar 5): The Big Pink's "Dominos"

We Bought A Toxic Asset! (Mar 9): Kenny Loggins's "Highway to the Danger Zone"

Attack Of The Special Interests! (Mar 12): Yeasayer's "O.N.E."

In Haiti, A Prime Minister's Lament (Mar 16): Beethova Obas's "Kalot"

Did China's Central Bank Take Your Job? (Mar 19): Hot Chip's "Shake a Fist"

Ok, He Signed It. Now What? (Mar 23): Beach House's "Norway"

After The Flood (Mar 26): Rogue Wave's "Good Morning (The Future)"

A Private-Equity Boss In Four-Inch Stilettos (Mar 30): Lily Allen's "Take What You Take"

Shipping Is Underwater (Apr 2): The Temper Trap's "Down the River"

The Fed Wants To Sell You A Mall In Oklahoma (Apr 6): Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings's "This Land Is Your Land"

New York Fed Chief, Bubble Fighter (Apr 9): Biffy Clyro's "Bubbles"

Management Secrets Of The Treadmill Video Guy (Apr 13): OK Go's "This Too Shall Pass"

When An Asset Turns Toxic, Who You Gonna Sue? (Apr 16): Gorillaz' "Stylo"

Goldman, Answer The Question (Apr 20): The Raconteurs' "You Don't Understand Me"

The Economics Of Bribing A Cop (Apr 23): Himesh Reshammiya's "Samjho Na" and AC/DC's "Thunderstruck"

In Search Of The Red Tape Factory (Apr 27): Amit Trivedi's "Duniya Ye Duniya Badi Gol"

Fear And Taxes In Jamaica (Apr 30): Kingstonrockers' "Terry Lynn"

Planet Money, Honey (May 4): Lady Gaga's "Money Honey" and Elvis Presley's "Money Honey"

When BB+ Is A Bad Grade (May 7): Frightened Rabbit's "Nothing Like You"

Athens And The Bond Kings Of Newport Beach (May 11): The Black Keys' "Tighten Up"

We See Angelina's Bottom Line (May 14): Lupe Fiasco's "Superstar"

Inside A Payday Loan Shop (May 18): V V Brown's "Shark in the Water"

Zero Dollars, Zero Cents (May 21): The Smiths' "Girlfriend In A Coma"

Is The Joyride On Wall Street Really Over? (May 25): The Mynabirds' "Numbers Don't Lie"

Can A Public Radio Shirt Be Cool? (May 28): Lady Gaga's "Fashion"

What If Everybody Chipped In To Pay Off The National Debt? (Jun 1): The Apples In Stereo's "Dream About The Future"

The Million-Dollar Microsecond (Jun 8): Ken Nordine's "Fibonacci Numbers"

Sex, Drugs And Regulation (Jun 11): Keane's "Clear Skies"

Haiti's Rice Market Is A Mess. Farmers' Kids Go Hungry. (Jun 15): Beethova Obas' "Si"

Too Much Lithium Is Depressing (Jun 18): Peter Gabriel's "Digging In The Dirt"

Tomatoes, Tradition And The Global Economy (Jun 22): Anthony B's "Raid the Barn"

Why A Dead Shark Costs $12 Million (Jun 25): Sia's "Clap Your Hands"

The Billionaire And The Tire Repairman (Jun 29): Gyptian's "Is There A Place"

Good News From Haiti (Jul 2): Belo's "Lakou Trankil"

The Pain-In-The-Butt Index (Jul 6): Lil Wayne's "Dr. Carter"

LeBronomics (Jul 9): Will Smith's "Miami" and Glenn Frey's "The Heat Is On"

What The Finance Bill Doesn't Tell Us (Jul 13): Arcade Fire's "Ready To Start"

Death Saves You Money (Jul 16): Rufus Wainwright: "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk"

Grandmother vs. Grandson, Steel-Cage Match (Jul 20): Mumford & Sons' "Little Lion Man"

We Take Toxie On The Road (Jul 23): Miranda Lambert's "The House That Built Me"

The Moonshine Stimulus (Aug 3): Gillian Welch's "Tear My Stillhouse Down"

Monopoly, A Dangerous Game? (Aug 6): Peter Bjorn and John's "Young Folks"

The Great Stimulus Experiment (Aug 10): Silver Seas' "Help Is On The Way"

Creating Lanes On The Information Superhighway (Aug 13): The Guild's "(Do You Want To Date My) Avatar"

We're Number Two! (Aug 17): "夜曲" by 周杰伦

Allowance, Taxes And Potty Training (Aug 20): Owl City's "Dental Care"

Round Room, No Windows (Aug 24): Spoon's "Written in Reverse"

Wall Street Trickery Inflated The Bubble (Aug 27): The Delays' "Long Time Coming"

How To Spend $1,249,999,999,999.39 (Aug 31): Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros' "Home"

Our Listeners Vs. The Budget Deficit (Sep 3): Gomez's "How We Operate"

Summer's Over, Slackers. Back To School. (Sep 10): Magic Bullets' "Lying Around"

The Origin Of Toxie (Sep 14): Andrew Breton and James Gammon's "Toxie The Toxic Asset"

We Found A Socialist! (Sep 17): Billy Bragg's "The Red Flag"

Better Living Through Libertarianism (Sep 21): Old Crow Medicine Show's "I Hear Them All"

Toxie, R.I.P. (Sep 24): Elton John's "Candle In The Wind," Javier Navarette's "The Funeral," and the Bay City Rollers' "Bye Bye Baby"

What's Better For Helping The Poor — Greed Or Charity? (Sep 28): Stars' "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead"

How Four Drinking Buddies Saved Brazil (Oct 1): Hey Marseilles' "Rio"

The Art Of Living At The Poverty Line (Oct 5): Stars' "Fixed"

Buttons And Other Connectors (Oct 8): V.V. Brown's "Quick Fix"

Would You Rather Be Rich In 1900, Or Middle-Class Now? (Oct 12): Miike Snow's "Black & Blue"

Gold! (Oct 15): Dispatch's "Flying Horses"

When A Dead-End Job Isn't A Dead End (Oct 19): Rilo Kiley's "Silver Lining"

The Price Of Lettuce In Brooklyn (Oct 22): The Clash's "Lost In The Supermarket"

Stealing Our Way To A T-Shirt (Oct 26): Avett Brothers' "Kick Drum Heart"

The Cotton Wars (Oct 29): Johnny Cash's "Cotton Fields"

The End Of The Housing Bust (Nov 2): Florence + The Machine "Dog Days Are Over"

Finally, An Apology (Nov 5): The Mountain Goats' "Lion's Teeth"

Lighthouses, Autopsies And The Federal Budget (Nov 9): Jenny And Johnny's "Scissor Runner"

In Search Of The Social Security Trust Funds (Nov 12): Blind Pilot's "Go On, Say It"

Why Gold? (Nov 16): Smash Mouth's "All Star"

Pietra Rivoli's T-Shirt Travels (Nov 19): Matt Nathanson's "Amazing Again"

Too Big To Save (Nov 23): The Script's "We Cry"

What Your $3,000 Bought In Haiti (Nov 30): Sweet Micky's "Sé ou mwen vlé"

Is Europe's Bailout A Giant Shell Game? (Dec 3): Magnet's "The Gospel Song"

Wine, Cigars, And The Plan To Fix The Dollar (Dec 7): Mike Doughty's "I Hear The Bells"

A Giant Stone Coin At The Bottom Of The Sea (Dec 10): Caribou's "Jamelia"

The Economics of Pursuing Your Dreams (Dec 14): Lissie's "In Sleep"

Cappuccino Reconsidered (Dec 17): Josh Ritter's "Rattling Locks"

Making Christmas More Joyful, And More Efficient (Dec 21): Lizzie West's "Family Christmas"

Tiny Banks, Big Problems (Dec 29): Macaco & Juanlu El Canijo's "Con La Mano Levantá"