SONOS Studio at SXSW & Giveaway

Comments 307 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We have returned from South by Southwest (“SXSW”), an interactive festival combining technology, software and hardware, and all things that have made social networking a smash in recent years. It was where Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare were first promoted to the general public and this year, as John Biehler points out, software gave way to advances in hardware — making DIY culture the focus of trending technology.

Aside from a massive conference schedule, trade show, and a dance card full of company-sponsored parties, there are also houses and pavilions (think back to Vancouver 2010) that host celebrities, entertainers, and guests. All of this takes place over two weeks in Austin, Texas with Interactive leading into a Music festival and Film running somewhere in between.

A highlight for us this year was discovering the SONOS Studio SXSW that was located in a house just a few steps away from the Austin Convention Centre. It was there that we had some of our most memorable experiences of the entire festival.


SONOS (makers of wireless home music systems) rented out a house and through back-alley access, conference-goers (who RSVP’d in advance via the SONOS blog) could enjoy free tacos from a truck parked in the alley, free beer and beverages (from the ice-filled fountain in the backyard), entertainment on an outdoor stage, and several sound installations that were around the property. Flula Borg hosted a Fluncheon in the afternoons, providing hysterically entertaining commentary and creating songs on the fly.

Photo credit: John Biehler

The backyard shed was transformed into a demo for the SONOS Playbar that was controlled by your movements. John Biehler posted a video of the setup that included four projectors that were also in sync.


Inside the house you could play with a Theramin, a Moog synthesizer, catch live radio broadcasts on KCRW, and use arts and crafts materials to build your own speakers. On our first day there we caught Kat Von D and Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) as they were given a tour of the whole setup. I even hung out beside them as they built their own speakers out of paper plates.

Thanks @SONOS for the DIY op with @TheKatVonD & @Deadmau5 today #SONOSStudioSXSW #SXSW SONOS Studio SXSW

It was one thing to appreciate the chill outdoor atmosphere of the venue (free drinks and food were a bonus) but it was another to completely geek out with audio enthusiasts like my husband (the radio engineer).

SONOS PLAY:5 Giveaway

When a timely press release from SONOS found its way to my inbox, I knew I had to connect it with our fantastic experience at the SONOS Studio SXSW. SONOS is offering up a PLAY:5 and a Bridge to one lucky reader.

With a PLAY:5 and bridge from SONOS:

  • Stream all the music on earth wirelessly. Play your entire music collection stored on your computer or network hard drive. Or listen to one of the 100,000+ radio stations from across the world with TuneIn. Or stream millions of songs, podcasts, and stations from Songza, Rdio, SiriusXM, Deezer, Slacker, Wolfgang’s Vault, Aupeo!, Stitcher, and Dar.FM. You can even wirelessly stream music directly from your iPhone or iPad. PLAY:5 also has a line-in so you can connect even more music sources.
  • It has a simple wireless setup. Plug it in anywhere you want music.
  • Start with one, expand anywhere. After connecting a SONOS Bridge or your first Sonos player to a router, you can keep adding players to the rest of your rooms wirelessly.
  • Big HiFi sound in a compact size, thanks to 5 integrated speakers/5 dedicated digital amps.
  • Wireless control from your Android smartphone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, PC or Mac with free apps. Search for songs, choose the music, and control the volume in any room from anywhere.


The PLAY:5 is available for $449.99 in Canada and the Bridge sells for $59.99. In the Vancouver area, they can be purchased at HiFi Centre or at Future Shop and Best Buy stores (or online).

It’s called “the original, bigger room, bigger sound, all-in-one wireless music system” and you can experience it for yourself by entering the contest:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming the first song or album from your library that you would play with the SONOS PLAY:5 once you got it home (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a #PLAY5 & Bridge from @SONOS & @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, March 29, 2013. Follow SONOS on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter for more information about their wireless systems and technology.

Update The winner is Ray Maddly!

307 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Sarah NFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 2:35pm PDT

    Pretty sure I would crank up Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’ to 11 and bask in the awesomeness of winning this contest!

  2. JoanneFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 2:37pm PDT

    First song would be cranked for sure…and would be The Headstones “Tweeter and the Monkey Man”

  3. LloydFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 2:37pm PDT

    I’ve been listening to Macklemore/Ryan Lewis lately, would probably play that first.

  4. EtienneFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 2:38pm PDT


  5. SaraFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 2:38pm PDT

    Ohhh, definitely “Sulk” by Trust! You gotta start these things out with some Canadian Content.

  6. MapsRusFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 2:39pm PDT

    Rock on!

  7. Michael KwanFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 2:40pm PDT

    Tough choice. Maybe Alicia Keys, 101?

  8. Nicole JFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 2:41pm PDT

    been listening to Maroon 5’s “Overexposed” album alot lately, so it’ll definitely be a song from that album. More than likely will be “Love Somebody”, as it already has an amazing sound, and it will sound even more amazing with this sound system!

  9. Michael KwanFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 2:41pm PDT

    Or Linkin Park Hybrid Theory. Yes, I realize those are entirely different genres.

  10. Arjun RudraFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 2:41pm PDT

    Die Young by Timeflies

  11. Rob MassonFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 2:43pm PDT

    This would be perfect for the new man-cave!

  12. Elaine DFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 2:44pm PDT

    Pink’s Try

  13. MelainaFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 2:47pm PDT

    Goodbye Normal Street by the Turnpike Troubadours and specifically my favourite track from the album, Call A Spade A Spade as loud as possible! Love these guys! So sad I wasn’t able to go to SXSW and see them (and Corb Lund and Hayes Carll) this year!

  14. EileenFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 2:57pm PDT

    Oooh tough choices. I might have to go with a classic- maybe Queen’s Best Friend.

  15. BrendaFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 3:02pm PDT

    Carmina Burana

  16. JoelFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 3:02pm PDT

    Jamie Foxx – livin better now πŸ™‚

  17. lucFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 3:06pm PDT

    Prince, Purple Rain

  18. Ross CraigFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 3:11pm PDT

    Living in Newfoundland for 2 years has me listening to Great Big Sea and watching The Republic of Doyle so I would be playing the theme song of Republic of Doyle Oh Yeah by Great Big Sea

  19. EmiliaFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 3:17pm PDT

    Would play all of Pink Martini’s music

  20. DonFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 3:26pm PDT

    Gord Bamford “Is it Friday yet?”

  21. AdamFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 3:26pm PDT

    Pretty well anything from Jian Ghomeshi’s 50 Most Essential Songs in Canadian Pop Music History…..but if I had to choose it’d be NEW ORLEANS IS SINKING by The Hip….followed by KD Lang’s Olympic Opening Ceremonies version of HALLELUJAH; just a stunning rendition acapella with millions watching.

  22. HeidiFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 3:28pm PDT

    I’d play the Sparks album Lil’ Beethoven! And thanks!

  23. ShirleyFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 3:31pm PDT

    Les Miserables

  24. RobFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 3:36pm PDT

    I would crack @steelpanther…..

  25. Tracy KayFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 3:40pm PDT

    I would play Don’t Stop Believein’ by Journey!

  26. Angie MartinezFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 3:41pm PDT

    I would play Hillsong united! Zion πŸ™‚

  27. Brent BowkerFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 3:45pm PDT

    bohemian rhapsody for sure

  28. JustineFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 3:50pm PDT

    Awesome! I would play Radiohead, my favourite band of all time.

  29. Amn JohalFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 3:59pm PDT

    led zeppelin and wu-tang clan

    and over
    and over again

  30. Eric James SoltysFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 4:02pm PDT

    First song played would be Serena Ryder’s “Stompa”.

  31. TracyFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 4:13pm PDT

    third eye blind’s semi-charmed life!

  32. Jeff MacLeodFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 4:27pm PDT

    I would definitely add a Thirty Second to Mars – Hurricane, My Darkest Days – Every Lie, The birthday Massacre – Looking Glass, Darren Hayes – Black Out the Sun, and Lights – Flux and Flow

  33. JeffFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 4:47pm PDT

    Plans-Death Cab For Cutie

  34. SamanthaFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 4:50pm PDT

    O-Town – Liquid Dreams.

  35. Ron JohnsonFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 5:11pm PDT

    I would love to receive the system to play great romantic songs for my wife for our upcoming 25 th Wedding Anniversary.

  36. SamanthaFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 5:12pm PDT

    DMB – Gaucho. Amazing amazing giveaway !!

  37. TonyFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 5:50pm PDT

    Any song by Michael Jackson…maybe Billie Jean!

  38. eileen hwangFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 5:51pm PDT

    Highway to Hell, AC/DC. And kudos to Heidi and her mention of Sparks! Got to love those Mael brothers! Wish they perform up here.

  39. AmyFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 6:17pm PDT

    Bach cello suites

  40. DaveFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 6:18pm PDT

    Come Sail Away

  41. mariaFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 6:21pm PDT

    Probally LMFAO Party Rock!

  42. MaryFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 6:34pm PDT

    first song will be endless love

  43. KimFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 7:04pm PDT

    Philip Phillips new album

  44. michael jonesFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 7:08pm PDT

    As much as I would like to say it would be something like Living on the Edge, having a precious little 5 year old princess, my first song would most likely be more in line with Part of Your World from the little mermaid. (And yes, I know all the words like any good single father)

  45. Lucie BFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 7:41pm PDT

    I’d chose a (now) classic- M. Jackson, Beat it!

  46. Dayna WilsonFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 7:50pm PDT

    Muse – Knights of Cydonia!

  47. DarcyFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 7:51pm PDT

    Ocean Pearl by 5440

  48. Lori-Airbnb SuperhostFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 8:01pm PDT

    Life is a Highway by Tom Cochrane

  49. Jennifer BreakspearFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 8:45pm PDT

    Changes – David Bowie

  50. KatieFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 9:00pm PDT

    Prince purple rain

  51. SamanthaFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 9:28pm PDT

    Brasil by Pink Martini

  52. DennisFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 9:30pm PDT

    Little by Little – Oasis

  53. RaiyanFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 9:34pm PDT

    I want to win this and play the Study Music album. No seriosuly…

  54. BryanFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 10:17pm PDT

    O Canada

  55. GeraldFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 10:20pm PDT

    I’m a big Ella Fitzgerald fan and her Rogers and Hart Songbook album is my favourite. Would love to hear the sound on this system.

  56. RachelFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 10:24pm PDT

    Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men

  57. DebraFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 10:32pm PDT

    At Last by Etta James

  58. Cindy KSFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 10:44pm PDT

    Adele’s 21

  59. AlexFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 10:57pm PDT

    Kokomo by Beach Boys

  60. CarrieFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 10:59pm PDT

    Every breath you take – the police

  61. Leanne MFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 11:44pm PDT

    Anything Adele

  62. Leanne MFriday, March 15th, 2013 — 11:45pm PDT

  63. Karen A.Saturday, March 16th, 2013 — 12:50am PDT

    Nice!! I’d play a good David Guetta song that would show off this sound system.

  64. Huguette EnglishSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 7:23am PDT

    I would play Locked out of heaven by Bruno Mars.

  65. Marlene V.Saturday, March 16th, 2013 — 9:16am PDT

    something by the black eyed peas

  66. DennisSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 9:41am PDT

    U2- I still haven’t found what I’m looking for, unless of course I win a van millionaires jersey

  67. GARTHSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 9:48am PDT

    Daydreamer – adele

  68. TintinSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 9:58am PDT

    Beautiful Day by U2

  69. BelindaSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 10:18am PDT

    Anything Adele

  70. LindaSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 10:18am PDT

    First song I would play– Gloria -Patti Smith

  71. alexSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 10:21am PDT

    I would definitely pound some kanye west–My beautiful dark twisted fantasy.

  72. ErinSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 10:22am PDT

    I’d totally play my daughter’s favorite song, Titanium.

  73. LorSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 10:22am PDT

    Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World

  74. GarySaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 10:23am PDT

    Andrea Bocelli. – time to Say goodbye

  75. Darcy gSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 10:29am PDT

    Justin timberlake ‘s new album when it comes out!

  76. AmSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 10:33am PDT

    Definitely Sometime Around Midnight by TATE

  77. Jenn SSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 10:37am PDT

    would definetly put on a Carrie Underwood song

  78. janSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 10:43am PDT

    The Wall would be first

  79. KimSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 10:46am PDT

    Something by Adele or Florence Welch!

  80. DilaraSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 11:01am PDT

    Anything song by Coldplay. Maybe Paradise?

  81. bjhSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 11:03am PDT

    Losing You, by Solange Knowles

  82. lindawwwwSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 11:14am PDT

    Loreena McKennitt’s The Lady Of Shalott

  83. Sydney DSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 11:28am PDT

    Stay by Rihanna!

  84. Sydney DSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 11:28am PDT tweeted!

  85. CarolSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 11:43am PDT

    Best Thing I Never Had by Beyonce

  86. JasonSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 11:45am PDT

    When I bought my first “real” stereo I played Permanent Vacation by Aerosmith and blew the speakers. I think it only fitting that I play that same album with this amazing system.

  87. LauraSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 12:12pm PDT

    Oh my god! This is sooo pretty. I’ve been wanting a wireless music system for a while.
    I’m loving Mumford & Sons – Babel and Tegan & Sara’s – Heartthrob. But if I’m being honest, I’m going to probably play Justin TImberlake’s – The 20/20 Experience.

  88. Jeff NaiduSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 12:20pm PDT

    Usher – my way

  89. eileen hSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 12:53pm PDT

    AC/DC’s Thunderstruck. And blow the roof off loud. I did like Heidi’s Lil Beethoven (Sparks). Wish they would tour up here.

  90. KittyPrideSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 12:55pm PDT

    I would crank up Cher Lloyd’s Superhero!

  91. AimeeSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 1:03pm PDT

    Lana del Ray’s “Without You”

  92. MarianneSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 1:37pm PDT

    My fave hits!!

  93. LindaSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 1:45pm PDT

    Charles Mingus’ “Better Git It in Your Soul”

  94. Amber YSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 1:47pm PDT

    Maroon 5 – Daylight

  95. Amber YSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 1:48pm PDT

    also tweeted

  96. DonaldSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 1:53pm PDT

    Adny Gibb, I Just Want to be Your Everything!

  97. angela griffinSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 1:56pm PDT

    Pie and Ice Cream by Bill Bourne

  98. mike gismondiSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 1:56pm PDT

    Solsbury Hill by Peter Gabriel

  99. Christina FergusonSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 4:13pm PDT

    I am loving Miranda Lambert right now so it would have to be Fastest Girl in Town or Mama’s Broken Heart.

  100. Christina FergusonSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 4:15pm PDT

  101. Shamus CromartySaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 6:28pm PDT

    Hillsong United

  102. ShelleySaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 6:30pm PDT

    I would put on Matt Dusk’s New Album, and the first song I would choose would be Deep In A Dream.

  103. GilSaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 7:00pm PDT

    Time – Pink Floyd

  104. SandySaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 10:03pm PDT

    Rolling Stones Paint it Black

  105. StaceySaturday, March 16th, 2013 — 11:22pm PDT

    LCD Soundsystem- Dance Yrself Clean would be my first play!

  106. Diane52Saturday, March 16th, 2013 — 11:52pm PDT

    Pink Floyd, The Wall

  107. LindaSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 1:02am PDT

    Stay by U2

  108. JackSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 1:34am PDT

    I would love to play Taylor Swift’s ‘Trouble’ with the Play 5!

  109. AnneSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 7:43am PDT

    Crosby Stills Nash and Young – Deja Vu

  110. Nick TefoglouSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 7:49am PDT

    Rock and Roll by Led Zeppelin

  111. Curtis SladeSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:04am PDT


  112. Siobhan S.Sunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:05am PDT

    I really like the new Pink album, so I’d play that.

  113. RamonaSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:07am PDT

    Would love to own this system! First up on the playlist Mother Love Bone, Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns

  114. ShannonSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:09am PDT


  115. donovanpeeSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:10am PDT

    Last Night A DJ Saved My Life -INDEEP

  116. RonaldSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:13am PDT

    I would love to say it would be Brittany… but our how is now over run with such wild pop culture icons as the wiggles and Dora. lol but after 7pm it would be Britney!

  117. Caroline CalvertSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:15am PDT

    Scissor Sisters – Let’s Have a Kiki would be the first song I would play!

  118. cognoSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:18am PDT

    MC5 – Kick Out the Jams, for sure.

  119. MaryAnn TeunerSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:20am PDT

    “Blue Valentine” by Tom Waits, the complete album

  120. JeremySunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:22am PDT

    Hey Ho by the Lumineers….amazing!!!

  121. MichelleSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:22am PDT

    When the World Comes Down – All American Rejects

  122. JenSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:23am PDT

    I would play Chances by Jill Barber πŸ™‚

  123. Suzanne GuerinoSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:46am PDT


  124. MoonSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:56am PDT

    Babyface: everytime I close my eyes

  125. nance428Sunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:59am PDT

    Mumford & Sons – I Will Wait

  126. dave117Sunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:59am PDT

    one headlight wallflowers

  127. AmySunday, March 17th, 2013 — 11:00am PDT

    Poker Face (lady gaga)

  128. ScottSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 11:09am PDT

    So very hard to choose one but I have been on a Zeppelin kick so I gotta go with Bron-Y-Aur Stomp!!

  129. jeffrey nSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 11:10am PDT

    eyes by kaskade( feat mindy gledhill)

  130. Shaggy (Don)Sunday, March 17th, 2013 — 11:23am PDT

    I can see for Miles by the Who.

  131. melinda gSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 12:00pm PDT

    Determined by Mudvayne

  132. Brenda ClarkeSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 12:31pm PDT

    POSITRONIC by The Pack AD – my daughter’s band!

  133. NancySunday, March 17th, 2013 — 1:02pm PDT

    Bit by Bit by Mother Mother.

  134. KevinSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 1:47pm PDT

    Sigur Ros / Svefn-G-Englar

  135. MikeSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 3:23pm PDT

    Here For A Good Time by Trooper! πŸ™‚

  136. Elizabeth BSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 3:25pm PDT

    Closing Time by Semisonic

  137. Carolyn FlanaganSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 5:43pm PDT

    i will always love you!

  138. NatalieSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 6:09pm PDT

    Good Feeling by Flo Rider

  139. Donna LSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 6:16pm PDT

    NSYNC’s No Strings Attached. Legit.

  140. GarySunday, March 17th, 2013 — 6:46pm PDT

    Stay by Rihanna and Mikki Ekko

  141. RebbySunday, March 17th, 2013 — 6:57pm PDT

    Steely Dan – Royal Scam!

  142. RebbySunday, March 17th, 2013 — 6:57pm PDT


  143. KayKaySunday, March 17th, 2013 — 7:57pm PDT

    Anything by Joyce Didonato

  144. GuriSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 9:16pm PDT

    Stay Rihanna

  145. MattSunday, March 17th, 2013 — 10:29pm PDT

    “Eye of the Tiger” would be right at the top of my playlist.

  146. NikkiMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 2:25am PDT

    Anything PRINCE !!!

  147. brandonMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 2:53am PDT

    Celebration by Kanye west

  148. Tammy DalleyMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 3:43am PDT

    I would listen to Sexy and I know it by LMFAO!

  149. Tania BMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 6:20am PDT

    I would probably choose my new fave song which is Radioactive by Imagine Dragons!

  150. lori butlerMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 6:46am PDT

    anything Bon Jovi πŸ™‚

  151. lori butlerMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 6:47am PDT


  152. JeannelleMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 9:31am PDT

    Somebody that I used to know by Gotye.

  153. leahMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 10:31am PDT

    Suck my Kiss by the Chili Peppers

  154. GregMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 10:46am PDT

    Refreshments Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy.

  155. Michelle W.Monday, March 18th, 2013 — 10:47am PDT

    Something by The Trews

  156. Andrew HudsonMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 10:50am PDT

    The start of ‘Ready for the Floor’ by Hot Chip would sound nice. Either that or I Zimbra by Talking Heads. πŸ™‚

  157. TanisMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 11:12am PDT

    Swedish Mafia House!

  158. SeanMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 11:26am PDT

    Stairway to Heaven

  159. FionaMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 11:30am PDT

    currently obsessed with Rihanna’s ‘stay’. love the lyrics πŸ™‚

  160. danMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 11:31am PDT

    hey ho by the lumineers!

  161. JuliaMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 12:01pm PDT

    Rihanna’s ‘stay’……love love that song. I could listen to it over and over …

  162. Jess LMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 1:52pm PDT

    Beyonce’s Love on Top never fails to get me moving and trying to be like Beyonce

  163. BMGMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 2:37pm PDT

    First thing would be Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon” from start to finish….with repeat

  164. Andy C.Monday, March 18th, 2013 — 3:02pm PDT

    How Soon is Now? by The Smiths

  165. SJMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 3:39pm PDT

    The Wanted – Chasing The Sun

  166. RLMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 3:58pm PDT

    Boyz II Men – Motownphilly!

  167. ShaunaMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 5:46pm PDT

    Muse – Starlight

  168. EdwardMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 7:33pm PDT

    I’d go with either Starstruck by Lady Gaga or perhaps Justin Timberlake’s new album! I’ve heard the Play:5 in store and it sounds amazing!

  169. gigiMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 8:14pm PDT

    Bruno Mars!

  170. Caroline MMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 8:38pm PDT

    Helena Beat – Foster the People

  171. Christie BMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 8:53pm PDT

    pretty sure it would be Good Feeling by FloRida! tweet link:

  172. Nicole LMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 9:18pm PDT

    Song for Eva Mae by Frank Turner

  173. Jaime BrownMonday, March 18th, 2013 — 11:23pm PDT

    I would play “In my Life”, by the Beatles:)

  174. AlexTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 12:01am PDT

    jamie foxx – gold digger!

  175. RebeccaTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 2:33am PDT

    Amy Winehouse – Back to Black

  176. StotesTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 8:20am PDT

    Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon!

  177. WallyTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 9:17am PDT

    It would be an album from Kenny G.

  178. LindsayTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 9:52am PDT

    Breathing Underwater – Metric

  179. MattTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:05am PDT

    Gotta start with the greatest song ever: Foreplay/Long Time.

  180. Stephen I.Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:07am PDT

    Without a doubt, the new Nick Cave.

  181. tedTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:08am PDT

    Massive Attack, Teardrop

  182. JeremyTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:09am PDT

    Down to Zero, off Joan Armatrading’s self-titled album. (She was like the original Tracy Chapman.)

  183. Marc Smith (@Amuse_events)Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:10am PDT

    I would play Suit and Tie from Justin Timberlake

  184. peterTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:10am PDT

    It’s a toss up between Ice Ice Baby and “chacha ballahoo” (give that a google!)

  185. DavidTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:13am PDT

    “Goodnight Elizabeth” live version by Counting Crows

  186. HaroldTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:21am PDT

    I would play Kid A by Radiohead.

  187. JesseTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:22am PDT

    Nathan G
    Mushroom Jazz 7

  188. Sonya TokarykTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:23am PDT

    something from Matt Good. I think White Light Rock and Roll Review would sound awesome on this thing. oh, yeah.

  189. emma walpoleTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:34am PDT

    Stay by Rihanna but I also love to blast oldies like Wonderwall from Oasis

  190. JeffreyTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:36am PDT

    The first song I’d listen to would have to be either Midnight City by M83 or Schoolin’ Life by Beyonce (depending on the mood, of course).

  191. KellyTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:46am PDT

    Save the world- swedish house mafia

  192. JarrahTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:48am PDT

    Django Django’s Default or something by Metric

  193. KristaTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 12:20pm PDT

    Dave Brubeck’s Tale 5. Always a good test of a new sound system.

  194. CeciTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 12:35pm PDT

    Rolling in the Deep by Adele!!

  195. Tye JanszTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 12:36pm PDT

    Last Goodbye – Jeff Buckley

  196. KateTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 12:56pm PDT

    Hmmm .. probably something old skool – like Toto’s “Africa”. Or new skool? Like fun.’s “Some Nights”.

  197. SitaTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 2:08pm PDT

    Probably some hindi music! πŸ™‚

  198. Teresa KTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 2:20pm PDT

    Diplo – Move Around

  199. DinahTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 3:49pm PDT

    Gareth Emery – Tokyo

  200. Ryan ExleyTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 5:09pm PDT

    Pearl Jam – Ten

  201. Gerald RTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 9:05pm PDT

    Journey – Don’t stop believing, because I won’t stop believing I’ll win a contest on this site πŸ™‚

  202. SharaTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 10:09pm PDT

    All things Zeppelin!

  203. AllyTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 10:52pm PDT

    Pachelbel Canon in D

  204. TracyTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:48pm PDT

    A matchbox twenty song probably

  205. JackieTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:51pm PDT

    Golden Brown by the Stranglers

  206. Brittany RTuesday, March 19th, 2013 — 11:59pm PDT

    Justin Timberlake – futuresex/lovesounds

  207. YutakaWednesday, March 20th, 2013 — 12:57am PDT

    Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

  208. ginette4Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 — 7:24am PDT

    I will play Peace Train by Cat Stevens

  209. VonWednesday, March 20th, 2013 — 8:39am PDT

    Maroon 5

  210. AlexWednesday, March 20th, 2013 — 8:52am PDT

    new Strokes Album ‘Comedown Machine’

  211. Trina SchlingmannWednesday, March 20th, 2013 — 9:56am PDT

    Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire

  212. wono99Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 — 10:18am PDT

    New Bowie- Stars are Out Tonight

  213. ginette4Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 — 1:51pm PDT


  214. knoddyWednesday, March 20th, 2013 — 2:49pm PDT

    Take On Me by A-ha

  215. StephanieWednesday, March 20th, 2013 — 6:11pm PDT

    3HO3’s new song. Would love the sound system. Thanks

  216. SelahWednesday, March 20th, 2013 — 7:03pm PDT

    The Truth Is A Cave – The Oh Hello’s

  217. Peter HolbrookWednesday, March 20th, 2013 — 7:14pm PDT


    I would throw some zyzz the asthetic era playlist on there

  218. Anne TaylorWednesday, March 20th, 2013 — 7:38pm PDT

    I would play Prince’s Purple Rain album!

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  219. Anne TaylorWednesday, March 20th, 2013 — 7:38pm PDT


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  220. rachelWednesday, March 20th, 2013 — 10:28pm PDT

    i would play josh groban’s album ‘illustrations’

  221. Kim HThursday, March 21st, 2013 — 11:17am PDT

    If I were to win this awesome system I would play everything in my music library…

  222. MagThursday, March 21st, 2013 — 12:28pm PDT

    Cantopop (Cantonese pop).

  223. KathleenThursday, March 21st, 2013 — 3:49pm PDT

    I would play Pretty Vegas by Inxs.

  224. VinceThursday, March 21st, 2013 — 3:56pm PDT

    Something by Johnny Hartman

  225. BelindaFriday, March 22nd, 2013 — 7:09am PDT

    Queen – Don’t stop me now

  226. C.K. LeeFriday, March 22nd, 2013 — 8:15am PDT

    Sore ga, Ai Deshou – by Shimokawa Mikuni πŸ™‚

  227. AdrienneFriday, March 22nd, 2013 — 10:41am PDT

    Nickelback -How you remind me

  228. shelaineFriday, March 22nd, 2013 — 10:58am PDT

    Michael Gungor – Beautiful Things

  229. CassandraFriday, March 22nd, 2013 — 2:31pm PDT

    Josh Groban – You Raise Me Up

  230. stacey dempseyFriday, March 22nd, 2013 — 3:03pm PDT

    I would play Carry on My Wayward Son by Kansas and crank it really loud

  231. stacey dempseyFriday, March 22nd, 2013 — 3:04pm PDT

    I tweeted

  232. SuzanneFriday, March 22nd, 2013 — 3:29pm PDT

    I think either Mother Mother O My Heart or some Great Big Sea.

  233. Ginger Leah GervaisFriday, March 22nd, 2013 — 8:56pm PDT

    Shoot to Thrill ~ AC/DC πŸ˜›

  234. JennyFriday, March 22nd, 2013 — 10:56pm PDT

    Imagine Dragons – It’s Time!

  235. JenniferSaturday, March 23rd, 2013 — 12:11pm PDT

    Lionel Richie’s song Hello

  236. JessicaSaturday, March 23rd, 2013 — 1:39pm PDT

    Mercedes Bens – Janis Joplin

  237. GraceSaturday, March 23rd, 2013 — 3:26pm PDT

    Layla – Eric Clapton

  238. Suzie MSaturday, March 23rd, 2013 — 6:12pm PDT

    Unchained Melody

  239. Suzie MSaturday, March 23rd, 2013 — 6:14pm PDT

  240. Matthew SSaturday, March 23rd, 2013 — 6:26pm PDT

    Eye of the Tiger by Survivor

  241. tracySaturday, March 23rd, 2013 — 6:57pm PDT

    alt j’s something good!

  242. MikeSaturday, March 23rd, 2013 — 6:59pm PDT

    I would play all MGMT over and over for my 2 year old daughter so I don’t have I listen to it in the car anymore.

  243. BobbySaturday, March 23rd, 2013 — 6:59pm PDT

    Gaga’s Bad Romance

  244. Roy Henry VickersSaturday, March 23rd, 2013 — 7:04pm PDT

    When I Paint My Masterpiece by Bob Dylan

  245. Chris CampbellSaturday, March 23rd, 2013 — 7:04pm PDT

    Radiohead – Idioteque

  246. Justin FungSaturday, March 23rd, 2013 — 8:10pm PDT

    Jay-Z – money ain’t a thing

  247. Ray MaddlySaturday, March 23rd, 2013 — 9:06pm PDT

    GNR- Sweet Child Of Mine.

  248. Maggie WeiSaturday, March 23rd, 2013 — 9:24pm PDT

    Addicted to Love (Robert Palmer cover) by Florence and the Machine πŸ™‚

    Thanks Miss604!

  249. HeatherSunday, March 24th, 2013 — 7:43am PDT

    I would crank an album that has a lot of memories. Michael Jackson Thriller.

  250. MikeSunday, March 24th, 2013 — 7:49am PDT

    Hmm, that is a hard one as there are so many songs I can think of but I have to say Dr. Feelgood by Motley Crue!

  251. Sherry ThomlinsonSunday, March 24th, 2013 — 8:48am PDT

    Would love to win this for my husband’s 65th bday coming in april. would play the eagles hotel california first. thanks.

  252. Rick tSunday, March 24th, 2013 — 11:50am PDT

    The wall

  253. Kenny WSunday, March 24th, 2013 — 12:46pm PDT

    Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen

  254. SH CheongSunday, March 24th, 2013 — 2:33pm PDT

    Lose Yourself by Eminem

  255. Frank CSunday, March 24th, 2013 — 3:33pm PDT

    Blue Rodeo

  256. Ruby BSunday, March 24th, 2013 — 9:49pm PDT

    Someone Like You by Adele … and then the playlist from our wedding πŸ™‚

  257. Randy BSunday, March 24th, 2013 — 9:52pm PDT

    Renegades of Funk – Rage Against the Machine

  258. lisa bolducMonday, March 25th, 2013 — 6:08am PDT

    i would play some old school backstreet boys

  259. LisaMonday, March 25th, 2013 — 10:16am PDT

    escape artist by the zolas!

  260. Diana SMonday, March 25th, 2013 — 10:25am PDT

    Such an amazing, uplifting song, I’d love to dance around my living room with it up loud!

  261. michaelMonday, March 25th, 2013 — 11:20am PDT

    I just purchased Jimi Hendrix “People, Hell and Angels”. I would play that album from end-to-end!

  262. ValMonday, March 25th, 2013 — 2:31pm PDT

    The 12/12/12 Sandy Relief concert

  263. Swapnil SMonday, March 25th, 2013 — 3:15pm PDT

    Will play the Oscar winning Life of Pi soundtrack on the SONOS PLAY:5

  264. alecia LMonday, March 25th, 2013 — 5:10pm PDT

    I would play Muse- uprising!

  265. GinaMonday, March 25th, 2013 — 11:04pm PDT

    Something from the album Night Song

  266. Kevin SMonday, March 25th, 2013 — 11:15pm PDT

    Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs – Beg Steal or Borrow

  267. AndreaMonday, March 25th, 2013 — 11:16pm PDT

    Such Great Heights by The Postal Service

  268. GinaTuesday, March 26th, 2013 — 10:08am PDT

    The Rolling Stones-Satisfaction!

  269. CarmelleTuesday, March 26th, 2013 — 10:17am PDT

    Halo Theme Mjolnir Mix – Good bass beat πŸ™‚

  270. ArshadTuesday, March 26th, 2013 — 1:01pm PDT

    Clarity by Zedd

  271. AlanaTuesday, March 26th, 2013 — 9:24pm PDT

    I would love this system and the first thing I would play would be Kate Bush, “Running up that Hill”. It is such a classic & timeless song for sure. The lyrics are very poetic. Another great one to play would be Tori Amos, “Crucify”.

  272. LYNWednesday, March 27th, 2013 — 9:01am PDT

    Andy Kim’s “Rock me Gently”

  273. MikeWednesday, March 27th, 2013 — 9:02am PDT

    Man in Motion

  274. AdamWednesday, March 27th, 2013 — 9:05am PDT

    Pete Seeger singing: If I Had a Hammer.

  275. stacey gWednesday, March 27th, 2013 — 12:02pm PDT

    depeche mode violator!!

  276. DeidreWednesday, March 27th, 2013 — 12:58pm PDT


  277. JuliaWednesday, March 27th, 2013 — 1:01pm PDT


  278. RoWednesday, March 27th, 2013 — 3:50pm PDT

    Oasis Wonderwall.

  279. CourtneyWednesday, March 27th, 2013 — 4:27pm PDT

    Robyn Call Your Girlfriend

  280. CyndiWednesday, March 27th, 2013 — 4:56pm PDT

    Billie Jean by MJ

  281. Scott GWednesday, March 27th, 2013 — 8:34pm PDT

    Avett Brothers, I and love and you

  282. DebWednesday, March 27th, 2013 — 8:36pm PDT

    I’d play Happy Birthday to my daughter and give it to her (she just said she needed speakers for her iPod).

    Then A*hole by Rilo Kiley. πŸ™‚

  283. MichaelGCWednesday, March 27th, 2013 — 8:39pm PDT

    U2’s Where the Street Have No Name, because they don’t play it at the Canucks game anymore

  284. belindaWednesday, March 27th, 2013 — 9:34pm PDT

    Savage gardens tears of pearls.

  285. MaryWednesday, March 27th, 2013 — 9:57pm PDT

    Wannabe by Spice Girls!

  286. MandyWednesday, March 27th, 2013 — 10:46pm PDT

    Move like jagger!

  287. EvangelWednesday, March 27th, 2013 — 10:47pm PDT

    Rock With You – Michael Jackson

  288. erikThursday, March 28th, 2013 — 12:20am PDT

    gotta crank up thrift shop by macklemore

  289. KimberlyThursday, March 28th, 2013 — 8:04am PDT

    Mumford & Sons

  290. TremewenThursday, March 28th, 2013 — 8:07am PDT

    Awesome – seen this in action and what an fantastic system – love to win this one!

  291. ChazThursday, March 28th, 2013 — 8:09am PDT

    Like who wouldn’t want one of these systems – chalk me up for an entry to win! thanks Miss604 you ROCK!

  292. Radhika KThursday, March 28th, 2013 — 8:57am PDT

    I would play a Red Hot Chili Peppers song

  293. GigiThursday, March 28th, 2013 — 9:30am PDT

    Amazing system!

  294. Kaur LThursday, March 28th, 2013 — 12:48pm PDT

    Jason Mraz!!

  295. AndrewThursday, March 28th, 2013 — 2:20pm PDT

    Any song from Maroon 5

  296. Angela MitchellThursday, March 28th, 2013 — 10:27pm PDT

    I would play The Killers, Human.

  297. Angela MitchellThursday, March 28th, 2013 — 10:28pm PDT

    Twitter entry:

  298. SundoroFriday, March 29th, 2013 — 1:02am PDT

    I’ve been listening to Pitch Perfect soundtrack. And, a cappella songs are definite companions for such great system.

  299. IanFriday, March 29th, 2013 — 11:38am PDT

    Thrift shop by mackelmore!

  300. Grace MokFriday, March 29th, 2013 — 11:39am PDT

    Rolling stones paint it black!!!!!

  301. ElisaFriday, March 29th, 2013 — 11:40am PDT

    Solange Knowles – Losing You

  302. StevenFriday, March 29th, 2013 — 11:41am PDT

    Candle in the wind by Elton john

  303. Jo DeeFriday, March 29th, 2013 — 11:41am PDT

    Adele 21

  304. Brady ValentinoFriday, March 29th, 2013 — 11:41am PDT

    Uncaged by Zac Brown Band!

  305. Allan SchroederFriday, March 29th, 2013 — 11:50am PDT

    Money for Nothing by Dire Straits

  306. RennFriday, March 29th, 2013 — 11:56am PDT

    Sexyback by JT πŸ™‚

  307. AdrianSaturday, March 30th, 2013 — 4:45pm PDT

    I’d play Eva Cassidy – Songbird, simply because it’s truly an amazing song and her vocals where and will always make the hairs on your body stand on end.

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