Coffee Break

At The Current, it's no secret that we love our listeners. And we especially love when listeners write in with suggestions for the Coffee Break

Coffee Break: Stringed instruments


typhoon, violin section

According to the internet, today is National String Cheese Day. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature stringed instruments?

Coffee Break: Dance moves


Chubby Checker Twist

Today in 1960, former chicken plucker Chubby Checker went to No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "The Twist". So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention dancing - with special bonus points for songs that mention specific dance moves?

Coffee Break: Title first


Har Mar Superstar

This morning we played Har Mar Superstar's "Lady You Shot Me", which starts loud and proud with the lyrics "Lady you shot me". So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that start with the title first in the lyrics?

Coffee Break: Call to action


Bruce Springsteen

For today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear whose titles are a call to action?

Coffee Break: Grant Hart


Grant Hart

Grant Hart of influential St. Paul trio Husker Du, alternative rock band Nova Mob, and his own extensive solo career, has passed away at the age of 56. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you hear that feature the singing, songwriting or drumming of Grant Hart?

Coffee Break: Happy


Pharrell Williams

The consumer site WalletHub has declared Minnesota the Happiest State in America, just above Utah and Hawaii. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what happy songs do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: GF/BF


Pebbles

For this morning's Vinyl Tap, we played 'Girlfriend' by 1987 singer Pebbles, written and produced by L.A. Reid and Babyface. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that prominently feature 'girlfriend' or 'boyfriend' in the lyrics?

Coffee Break: Florida songs


Florida coast

We recently did a Coffee Break with Texas bands in honor of Houston and Hurricane Harvey, and now it's time to feature Florida as it endures Tropical Storm Irma. So for today's Coffee Break, what songs that mention any part of Florida do you want to hear?

Coffee Break: Original lineup


U2, 'The Joshua Tree' tour

In the spirit of U2, for today's Coffee Break we're looking for bands that are either still together with their original lineup, or even if they broke up, they never replaced anybody. What bands do you want to hear that kept their original lineup throughout their career?

Coffee Break: Smoke and fire


Deep Purple

Smoke is sprawling across the country as wildfires are spreading across several Western states. We don't want to make light of this situation, but we do want to focus on it musically this morning. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that reference smoke or fire in the lyrics?