My KUTX: 50 Years Of John Aielli

For fifty years, John Aielli has been keeping Austin…eclectic, to say the least. He’s the kind of DJ who will play Sounds of the Rainforest, interview luminaries like Governor Ann Richards or Bea Arthur, and offer pearls of wisdom on the weather or wizard sticks, all in the same show. On Tuesday, March 7, KUTX is honoring his half-century of radio with a celebratory concert. And this week on My KUTX, we’re going meta: Aielli is our guest DJ, picking some of his favorite songs from the past fifty years. Of course, as he so eloquently puts it, “this is kind of a joke. Every song is my favorite song.” Tune in on Saturday, March 4 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. Sandy Denny – “Quiet Joys Of Brotherhood”

2. Judy Collins – “Who Knows Where The Time Goes”

3. The Righteous Brothers – “Unchained Melody”

4. Jeff Buckley – “Hallelujah”

5. The Hollies – “Bus Stop”

6. The Supremes – “You Can’t Hurry Love”

7. Roberta Flack – “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”

8. Don McLean – “Vincent”

9. The Bangles – “Walk Like An Egyptian”

10. Damien Rice – “The Blower’s Daughter”

11. Blondie – “The Tide Is High”

12. Chet Baker – “I Get Along Without You Very Well”

13. Frank Sinatra – “In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning”

14. Modest Mouse – “Float On”

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