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04/21/2011 10:11 am ET Updated Jun 21, 2011

'I'm Only Sleeping': A Playlist for Our Air Traffic Controllers

These have been a bumpy few weeks for America's air traffic controllers -- maybe not getting fired by Ronald Reagan bumpy, but still pretty bumpy all the same. So I thought that rather than fire anybody like the Federal Aviation Administration, I'd try to come up with an exhaustive playlist to help our overworked air traffic controllers stay awake on the job. Unfortunately, I'm pretty tired myself right now, so I reached out for some suggestions from my wide-awake followers on Twitter at @wildaboutmusic. Here's what we came up with for them. As always please add your own additions below, and leave your seatbelt fastened when you're not moving around the digital cabin.

I'M ONLY SLEEPING - The Beatles
I'M TIRED - Madeline Kahn
STAY AWAKE - Mary Poppins @Wzzy
WHERE DID YOU SLEEP LAST NIGHT - Leadbelly
WORKING ON A DREAM - Bruce Springsteen
I GO TO SLEEP - The Kinks
HOW DO YOU SLEEP? - John Lennon
DAY DREAMING - Aretha Franklin
WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE - The Everly Brothers @TCNOLE
WHO'S BEEN SLEEPING HERE - The Rolling Stones
GOTTA GET UP - Harry Nilsson @Wzzy
ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM - Everly Brothers
ARE YOU SLEEPING? - Hoodoo Gurus
UP ALL NIGHT - Counting Crows @johnnyraeside
IF LOVE WAS A PLANE - Brad Paisley
SLEEPWALK - Jeff Beck
JUST A DREAM - Nelly
Anything by Asleep At The Wheel @lynn6453
I CAN'T SLEEP - The La's
WATCHING AIRPLANES - Gary Allan
WESTERN SKY - Freedy Johnston @songrytr
WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO GO - Wham @SweetBeth74
STAY AWAKE - Mary Poppins @Wzzy
TIRED OF SLEEPING - Suzanne Vega
OBSCURED BY CLOUDS - Pink Floyd @olivianuzzi
DON'T LET ME SLEEP TOO LONG - Dennis Diken
AIRPLANE - Beach Boys @plumyears
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME - Louis Armstrong
ANOTHER SLEEP SONG - Graham Nash
I'M SO TIRED - The Beatles @taradublinrocks