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"Keith Don't Go": A Farewell Playlist for Keith Olbermann

01/22/2011 09:25 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • David Wild TV Writer; Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone; Co-Author, 'Everybody's Brother'

I'm not saying this is the Worst Thing In The World, but as a fan of intelligent talk on television, I musically mourn the loss of Countdown With Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. I didn't always agree with him, but I'd fight to the death for his right to be one smart man and compelling wiseass. Then again, it's hard to really imagine this man being silenced for too long.

"Keith Don't Go" (Ode To A Glimmer Twin) - Nils Lofgren
"Ain't Talkin'" - Bob Dylan
"Countdown" - The Black Keys
"People Gonna Talk" - James Hunter
"Take This Job And Shove It" - Johnny Paycheck
"Talk Talk" - Talk Talk
"Talk Of The Town" - The Pretenders
"The Final Countdown" - Europe
"Talk" - Coldplay
"Don't Talk" - 10,000 Maniacs
"Countdown" - Rush
"Out Of Work" - Gary US Bonds
"Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulders)" - Beach Boys
"Talk To Me" - Bruce Springsteen
"Countdown" - Lindsey Buckingham
"Everybody's Talkin'" - Harry Nilsson
"If You Talk In Your Sleep" - Elvis Presley
"Countdown" - John Coltrane

What are your songs for Keith?

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