Kristie Lu Stout, CNN anchor
1. Bring On the Lucie (Freda Peeple) - John Lennon
A brilliant rock anthem and protest against war. Of particular relevance today in light of the uprisings in the Middle East.
2. One Life Stand - Hot Chip
Electro-pop with a heart, and proof that expression mediated in technology can still be sensitive and heartfelt.
3. Le Carnaval des Animaux: Aquarium - Camille Saint-Saens
The seventh movement is a favourite of mine and my two-year-old daughter. Together, we close our eyes to listen and imagine aloud what animals are swimming in a dimly lit aquarium.
4. Love's in Need of Love Today - Stevie Wonder
Using the words of a faux-news anchor, Wonder delivers an uplifting plea for togetherness and understanding.
5. 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech - Steve Jobs
'Stay hungry, stay foolish.' This inspiring and deeply personal address is worth a listen. Jobs speaks eloquently of love and loss, destiny and mortality.