We’ve hosted five years of laughs, tears, and lots of great music. Nearly 250 guests bared their souls to us and took on the painful task of choosing FIVE songs that have inspired them throughout their lives.
Many have complained about how torturous it is to choose just five, but the result is a 10-minute window into someone’s personality, more so than just their music tastes.
Check out five of our favorite moments (with Conan O’Brien, Felicia Day, Marc Maron, David Sedaris and Anthony Bourdain) in our anniversary episode and read some fun facts about the show below.
Guest DJ Project — By the Numbers
Top 10 Most Picked Bands:
THE WHITE STRIPES
Is anyone surprised The Beatles take the top spot? They were by FAR the most chosen, with 22 mentions. The best part is that everyone picked a different Beatles song. Only “Yesterday” was chosen twice.
Number of people who have cried:
Three – all men — and one DJ (Anne Litt, a lovely sentimental soul), though many more have choked up.
Number of times the producer (me) has laughed so loud it was bleeding into the mic in the other room:
Guest that made DJ Eric J Lawrence blush and giggle nervously:
Actress Elizabeth Banks. And she thought it was hilarious.
Number of guests who chose a song from the musical Jesus Chris Superstar:
Best stories about meeting rock stars:
Garth Trinidad is the coolest cat around. Which Guest DJs made him lose his cool?
Best life philosophies learned during the Guest DJ Project:
Many more to come!