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The Playlist: Call the Police

This week, a recording of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's call to the Allen Police Department inquiring about a relative's arrest was the talk of the state and the nation, so we start our playlist based on the week's news with Thin Lizzy's "Call the Police."

Lt. Governor David Dewhurst speaks on a cellphone at the dais during the Senate session on April 6, 2011.

This week, a recording of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's call to the Allen Police Department inquiring about a relative's arrest was the talk of the state and the nation, so we start our playlist based on the week's news with Thin Lizzy's "Call the Police."

The easiest way to enjoy the playlist is to download Spotify, which is a free program. But even without it, you can still follow along. Here are this week's other selections:

Attorney General Greg Abbott found himself in hot water for thanking a supporter on Twitter who had tweeted some offensive words about state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth. We mark the occasion with Cab Calloway's "Twee-Twee-Tweet."

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's Canadian citizenship, which he said he intends to renounce, became a hot topic this week, so we added "Canada," by The Thermals. Because Cruz  warned Tea Party supporters that President Obama's goal for Obamacare was "to get as many Americans as possible hooked on the subsidies, addicted to the sugar,” we added "Sugar, Sugar," by The Archies.

As a nod to the University of Texas System Board of Regents' election of  a new chairman, the muppet Sam Eagle sings "Chairman of the Board."

State Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, announced his retirement, saying, "My goal has been to give my all for those I represent. I have done so, now it's time to come home." This inspired the addition of "I Gave You All," by Mumford & Sons.

The Trib's Aman Batheja wrote about the many candidates in the race for comptroller, so we added Ice Cube's "Crowded." He also wrote about  local outrage where paved roads are being converted to gravel ones. We included Elvis Presley singing "True Love Travels on a Gravel Road."

Becca Aaronson wrote about concern in the medical community that Texas has no long-term solution to its doctor shortage, so we have "I Need a Doctor," by Dr. Dre featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey.

Finally, in anticipation of Gov. Rick Perry's upcoming trip to Missouri, which has already raised a few hackles in that state, we close with Glenn Miller performing "Missouri Waltz."

Enjoy!

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