Ann Delisi's Essential Music

  • Saturday Sunday 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

After working hard work all week, Ann Delisi’s Essential Music (ADEM) is your weekend destination for fun. Ann serves up a thoroughly hand-picked combination of great contemporary music and the classics you need to hear.

ADEM features music made in Detroit, along with live in-studio performances, interviews and special features. Submit your Essential Songs at the ADEM page on Facebook.

Get in touch with Ann atadelisi@wdet.org.




WDET is heading to the Auto Show to celebrate the Motor City. So we’re asking, When you’re driving, what’s your favorite song to listen to?

Submit your essential driving song today>>

You’ll be entered to win a hand-crafted prize package featuring Revel speakers -- and you and your song could be featured on a special edition of Essential Music. Click here to view the offial contest rules.



Ann Delisi's Essential Music Saturday broadcasts are made possible by the generous support of our Sustaining Members.

  • Jan 31

    Ann Delisi's Essential Music: 2015-01-31 - Ann Delisi's Essential Music



    Song

    Artist

    Album

    Killing for Love
    Jose Gonzalez In Our Nature Remixes
    Leaf Off/The Cave
    Jose Gonzalez Vestiges & Claws
    Beryl
    Mark Knopfler Tracker
    It's Hard Being a Woman
    Katie Grace N/A
    Dark Sunglasses
    Chrissie Hynde Stockholm
    Where I'm From
    Eels The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
    What's Happening
    Elizabeth Shepherd The Signal
    Black Sun
    Death Cab for Cutie Kintsugi
    You Don't Know
    Smoove & Turrell Antique Soul
    Little Boys with Shiny Toys
    Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings N/A
    Missed You Again
    The Prime Ministers Missed You Again
    Isabella
    The Social Bandits The Social Bandits EP
    Red & Greem
    The Jason Spooner Band Chemical

  • Jan 25

    Ann Delisi's Essential Music: 2015-01-25 - Ann Delisi's Essential Music



    Song

    Artist

    Album

    Summer Madness
    Kool & The Gang LIght of Worlds
    Be Thankful for What You Got
    William DeVaughn Be Thankful for What You Got
    Chains of Love
    Erasure The Innocents
    LIfe is a Highway
    Tom Cochrane Mad Mad World
    Into the Mystic
    Van Morrison Moondance
    Blow at High Dough
    The Tragically Hip Up to Here
    Somehow, Someday
    Ryan Adams Gold
    Long White Line
    Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
    I Must Be High
    Wilco A.M.
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    Queen A Night at the Opera
    Dog Days Are Over
    Florence + The Machine Lungs
    Shiny Happy People
    R.E.M. Out of Time
    I Died So I Could Haunt You
    Stars The Five Ghosts

  • Jan 24

    Ann Delisi's Essential Music: 2015-01-24 - Ann Delisi's Essential Music



    Song

    Artist

    Album

    Low Rider
    War Why Can't We Be Friends
    The Promised Land
    Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town
    Mercury Blues
    David Lindley El Rayo-X
    Windows Are Rolled Down
    Amos Lee Mission Bell
    Folsom Prison Blues
    Johnny Cash With His Hot and Blue Guitar
    Simple Girl
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. It's a Corporate World
    25 MIles
    Edwin Starr 20th Century Masters
    Positively 4th Street
    Bob Dylan Single
    Freeway of Love
    Aretha Franklin Who's Zoomin' Who
    Whoever You Are
    Geggy Tah Sacred Cow
    Only So Much Oil in the Ground
    Tower of Power Tower of Power

  • Jan 23

    Essential Driving Songs List: Jan. 23, 2014 - Ann Delisi's Essential Driving Songs

    WDET is heading to the Auto Show to celebrate the Motor City. So we’re asking, When you’re driving, what’s your favorite song to listen to? This week WDET's Ann Delisi shares a few songs from local musicians, Craig Fahle and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Take a look.


  • Jan 18

    Ann Delisi's Essential Music: 2015-01-18 - Ann Delisi's Essential Music



    Song

    Artist

    Album

    No Ordinary Love
    Sade Love Deluxe
    Driving
    Everything But the Girl Acoustic
    You've Got You
    Eric Hutchinson Sounds Like This
    Spirit in the Dark
    Aretha Franklin 30 Greatest Hits
    Aretha, Sing One for Me
    Cat Power Jukebox
    The Heart of Saturday Night
    Tom Waits The Heart of Saturday Night
    Joy
    Lucinda Williams Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
    Joy
    Bettye LaVette I've Got My Own Hell to Raise
    Sense of You ('Til I Met Thee)
    Cody Chesnutt Landing on a Hundred: B-Sides and Remixes
    I Won't Back Down
    Tom Petty Full Moon Fever
    Never Let Me Go
    Michael Bermudez Love & Let Downs
    Black & Blue
    Miike Snow Miike Snow
    Don't You Evah
    Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

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