Lanford Beard
April 13, 2012 AT 04:00 AM EDT

U2, ”The Unforgettable Fire”
”U2 is my favorite band of all time — my iPod reads like a U2 playlist, basically. I listen to this every day, and have since it came out — it always puts me in a very creative mood.”

Johnny Cash, ”A Boy Named Sue”
”Who couldn’t love it? When I’m in my car driving to an appointment or work and I want to laugh, I turn on this song.”

Daniel Lanois, ”Lotta Love to Give”
”It’s meaningful to me because it’s one of my songs with my husband [celebrity photographer Kurt Iswarienko]. We sort of discovered him together and fell in love with his music together, that song especially.”

Bob Dylan, ”Lay Lady Lay”
”I’ve been listening to it forever, but now I imagine that great scene with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in Mr. & Mrs. Smith.”

Adele, ”Someone Like You”
”Who doesn’t love her? Adele is so incredibly magical; she puts you in that inspirational, passionate mindset. You kind of sit there listening like, ‘Wow, I gotta do something more!”’

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