Coffee Break

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Coffee Break: Rock Hall 2019 nominees (round 2)


Radiohead

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has revealed its class of 2019 nominees for induction. Some of the 15 artists have been nominated time and time again and others are brand new to the process. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break (round 2!), what songs do you want to hear from artists nominated for the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

Coffee Break: Rock Hall 2019 nominees


Janet Jackson performs at Target Center in 2015.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has revealed its class of 2019 nominees for induction. Some of the 15 artists have been nominated time and time again and others are brand new to the process. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from artists nominated for the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

Coffee Break: Famous covers


The Specials

This morning, Jill and Brian played Dandy Livingstone's "Rudy, A Message To You" from 1967 but you might know The Specials' 1979 version of the song much better. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that are more successful covers of an original song?

Coffee Break: Fears


A clown stands on Nicollet Mall

Last night Jill and Anna took a spin through the Haunted Basement and faced a few of their greatest fears. And now that we're well into October, it's time to start thinking about Halloween. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention a fear that people have?

Coffee Break: Smile more


Brandi Carlile smiles and waves

Friday Oct. 5 is World Smile Day - coined and initiated by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Massachusetts who created the smiley face in 1963. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention smiling?

Coffee Break: Chill out


This week, CityPages published an article called "How we unplug: 7 ways to escape the roiling seas of modern life" that has been making us think about ways that we relax. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs make you chill out, and also, what do you do to relax?

Coffee Break: MN Wild goal song


Eric Staal of the Wild (left) and Brandon Tanev of the Jets

After two seasons, the the Minnesota Wild is dropping Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" as their official goal song. Wild season ticket holders will be able to vote to go back to the old goal song "Crowd Chant" or Kaleo's "Glass House". For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, tell us - what songs would make good options for the Wild's goal song?

Coffee Break: Songs featuring years


Thanks to trusty listener Loren for coming up with the theme for today's set of music. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that call out a particular year in the lyrics?

Coffee Break: Autumn


Autumn Morning

Fall is officially upon us, and with it brings changing leaves, crisp temperatures, sweaters, cozy fires and big pots of chili. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for Autumn?

Coffee Break: Feminist anthems


Beyonce at Coachella 2018

For today's Song War we put Lesley Gore's "You Don't Own Me" against Beyonce's "Who Run the World (girls)", and we realized we have to keep the female-fronted music going. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what feminist anthems do you want to hear?