World Cafe Playlist for 12/10/2021

Elton John joins host Raina Douris

Elton John is one of the most famous and celebrated musicians of all time – but there’s room for everyone in the spotlight on his new collaboration with some of the hottest names in pop, Americana, and rap music. From Brandi Carlile to Gorillaz to Lil Nas X, Elton spent Covid working with a variety of artists for The Lockdown Sessions – Nonetheless, there are still songs on the record that are unmistakably “Elton.” On the next World Cafe, he talks about finding musical chemistry, his recent number one hit with Dua Lipa, and how he felt like a “session musician” again on the new record.

*Chris Stapleton “Tennessee Whiskey” Traveller
The Hollies “He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother” Hollies Sing Hollies
Elton John “Learn to Fly (feat. Surfaces)” The Lockdown Sessions
Elton John “Always Love You (feat. Nicki Minaj, Young Thug)” The Lockdown Sessions
Jake Wesley Rogers “Middle of Love” Pluto
Elton John “Cold Heart (PNAU remix feat. Dua Lipa)” The Lockdown Sessions
Elton John “Honkey Cat” Honky Château
Elton John “Simple Things (feat. Brandi Carlile)” The Lockdown Sessions
Elton John “Finish Line (feat. Stevie Wonder)” The Lockdown Sessions
Jenny Lewis “Red Bull & Hennessy” On The Line
Father John Misty “I’m Writing a Novel” Fear Fun
Tears For Fears “The Tipping Point” The Tipping Point

Hour Two
*The Waterboys “Fisherman’s Blues” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Adele “Cry Your Heart Out” 30
Third World “Try Jah Love” You’ve Got The Power
Beach House “Once Twice Melody” Once Twice Melody
Sarah McLachlan “Adia” Surfacing
Band Of Horses “Crutch” Things Are Great
Ray LaMontagne “You Are The Best Thing” Gossip In The Grain
Courtney Barnett “Write A List Of Things To Look Forward To” Things Take Time, Take Time
Fleetwood Mac “Think About Me” Tusk
Brandi Carlile “Madman Across The Water” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Strand of Oaks “Somewhere In Chicago” In Heaven
Arlo Parks “Hurt” Collapsed In Sunbeams
Alabama Shakes “Sound & Color” Sound & Color

*Optional Song