Coffee Break

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Coffee Break: Featuring Glen Campbell


Glen Campbell

Country music legend Glen Campbell passed away yesterday from complications with Alzheimer's. Many people remember Campbell for his famous hits like "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Gentle On My Mind", but he was also a prolific studio musician. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature Glen Campbell?

Coffee Break: Items of clothing


sweater

Today in 1960, 16-year old Brian Hyland went to No. 1 with "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini". What songs do you want to hear that mention other items of clothing, shoes or hats?

Coffee Break: Vocal duets


A wintery duet at the State Theatre

For today's Vinyl Tap we played Otis Redding & Carla Thomas's "Knock on Wood" and for our Music History highlight we played Elton John and Kiki Dee's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", so we better keep this pattern going. For today's Coffee Break, what vocal duets do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Trumpets for Louis


Louis Armstrong and trumpet

Louis Armstrong was born today in 1901. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature the trumpet?

Coffee Break: Surf rock


surfing

The Beach Boys released "Surfer Girl" today in 1963, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what surf rock songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Romeo + Juliet


A production of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'

Listener Renae wrote in with today's topic idea - songs that mention Romeo and Juliet. She says "the classic tragic tale from William Shakespeare pops up in songs quite a bit - some songs tell the tale and some just reference." So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention Romeo + Juliet?

Coffee Break: National/night/out


Yesterday we played anti-social songs for those that needed to gather up their energy for tonight's National Night Out event. For today's Coffee Break, we'll do something a little different. What songs do you want to hear that prominently feature the words "national", "night", or "out"?

Coffee Break: Anti-social songs


anti-social hidden

Tomorrow is National Night Out, so for some contrast for the introverts out there, what songs do you want to hear that feature being lonely, anti-social, or hiding?

Coffee Break: Long song titles


Early R.E.M.: Stipe, Mills, Berry, Buck

Thanks to listener Kayleigh for writing in with today's theme idea. She wanted to see a list of songs with "comically long song titles". So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have notably long titles?

Coffee Break: Greatest albums made by women


Joni Mitchell Blue

Earlier this week, NPR published a list of the greatest albums made by women between 1964 and the present. So what songs would you like to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break off of albums created by women?