01/05/2011 12:02 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"Make Your OWN Kind of Music": A Playlist for Oprah's New Network

Last time my wife or I checked, I was still technically a man. So sadly, I may not fit into the most desirable demographic for Oprah Winfrey's brand new OWN network. Still, I am watching. For instance, I gladly attended Oprah's own Masterclass with Jay-Z when it aired the other night and found the show to be both masterful and classy. I also look forward to Shania Twain's upcoming reality show Why Not? -- though come to think of it, I'm not precisely sure why. I also just had the opportunity to spend a few days on the set of Ask Oprah's All Stars and simply by listening closely to Suze Orman and the Good Doctors -- Phil and Oz! -- I'm already a nearly functional human being.

Here then is my playlist for Oprah and her new network dedicated to helping us all make our OWN kind of music. And now more than ever, please add your OWN songs to the playlist.

"Make Your Own Kind Of Music" - Mama Cass
"Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" - U2
"Drown In My Own Tears" - Ray Charles
"Everything I Own" - Bread
"She's Her Own Woman" - Brad Paisley
"Go Your Own Way" - Fleetwood Mac
"Minding My Own Business" - Coconut Records
"Own It" - the Black Eyed Peas
"You Don't Own Me" - Lesley Gore
"She's Got Her Own" - Jamie Foxx
"When I Get My Own Place" - Aqualung
"I Didn't Know My Own Strength" - Whitney Houston
"My Own Two Hands" - Jack Johnson & Ben Harper
"Dancing On My Own" - Robyn
"Nobody's Fault But My Own" - Beck
"Down On My Own Shield" - Jakob Dylan
"Your Own Backyard" - Dion
"Your Own Worst Enemy" - Bruce Springsteen
"On My Own" - Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald
"Build Your Own Prison" - The Boxmasters
"Tear Off Your Own Head (It's A Doll Revolution) - Elvis Costello