Nick Lowe: 5 Songs My Son Loves
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Nick Lowe discusses five songs his 12-year-old son loves, including tracks by John Holt and Shalamar. Gary Garaialde/Getty Images

When Rolling Stone asked him to put together a playlist, veteran singer-songwriter Nick Lowe – whose 1980s records were recently reissued – selected an eclectic mixture of songs he has spun for his 12-year-old son, Roy, to expose him to different kinds of music. He commented on each of his choices, which range from Bing Crosby to Shalamar.