Kristie Lu Stout, CNN anchor

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 10 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 10 April, 2011, 12:00am


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.