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Tell Me Something Good: Playlist For "The 2011 Do Something Awards"

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I'm not a big fan of adults, and I'm frankly beginning to doubt their ability to make our world a better place. Take Congress -- please. On the other hand, I've been heartened in recent weeks by working on The 2011 VH1 Do Something! Awards -- which airs tonight at 9PM. The show -- hosted by the amazing and consistently hilarious Jane Lynch -- puts the spotlight on young people making a difference by "rocking the causes" that matter the most to them, as well as celebrating lots of more familiar celebrities who use their star power for the common good.

So check out dosomething.org -- led by Nancy Lublin, the group's self-described C.E.O. and Chief Old Person -- and find out what they do. And don't miss Thursday night's unusually uplifting, star-studded award show that features appearances by Will Ferrell, Kristen Bell, Tony Hawk, Amy Poehler, Taylor Swift, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Lady Gaga, Olivia Wilde, Gene Simmons. Justin Bleber, David Beckham, Adam Lambert, Tyra Banks, Jon Cryer and Kim Kardashian, among many others. There are also performances by Foster The People, OneRepublic with B.o.B, and Demi Lovato -- not to mention something witty from a couple of those Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. And just between us grown-ups, you don't want to miss the faux musical reunion of 2011 -- Wilson Phillips and Jane Lynch, together again for the first time.

Plesse "Hold On" until tonight's show by checking out my playlist for "Do Something!" -- then adding something new below as always.

TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD - Rufus
SOMETHING - The Beatles
THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING - Paul McCartney
SOMETHING GOOD THIS WAY COMES - Jakob Dylan
I'M INTO SOMETHING GOOD - Herman's Hermits
EVERYBODY'S GOT THEIR SOMETHING - Nikka Costa
DO SOMETHING - The Eagles
WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING - Infant Sorrow
SOMETHING IN THE AIR - Thunderclap Newman
HERE'S SOMETHING FOR YA - Beastie Boys
SURE KNOW SOMETHING - Kiss
SOMETHING IN 4/4 TIMES - Daryl Hall
SOMETHING IN THE WAY SHE MOVES - James Taylor
ALWAYS SOMETHING - Cage The Elephant
WANNA BE STARTIN' SOMETHING - Michael Jackson
SOMETHING SO STRONG - Crowded House
SOMETHING TO REMEMBER - Madonna
I'VE GOT SOMETHING ON MY MIND - Left Banke
SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT WITH ME - Cold War Kids
SOMETHING TO FALL BACK ON - Todd Rundgren
SOMETHING THAT I WANT - Grace Potter
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT - Bonnie Raitt
SOMETHING SPECIAL - Usher
SOMETHING YOU'RE GOING THROUGH - Graham Parker & The Rumour
I KNOW SOMETHING'S GOING ON - Frida
SOMETHING TO BE - Rob Thomas
SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF - Montgomery Gentry
SAY SOMETHING - Timbaland featuring Drake
YOU GIVE ME SOMETHING - James Morrison
SOMETHING IN THE WAY - Nirvana