9:30 Coffee Break: Happy Sweat

Sweat run participants
Sweaty, happy people. (runsociety.com - Creative Commons)

Earlier this morning, we shared details from a recent study published in the journal Psychological Science about a phenomenon dubbed "happy sweat." Evidently, when we experience joy, we produce chemical compounds that others can sense when they smell our perspiration. What's more, there is something contagious about those chemicals — meaning that if you're sweaty and happy, your essence can make other people feel happy.

Well, the idea of going around smelling happy people seems not only unpleasant, it also seems kind of pervy. But there's a way we can celebrate "happy sweat" without having to explain ourselves to HR: As luck would have it, music can also make people happy, and there are a lot of songs that have the word "sweat" in the lyrics.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have the word "sweat" in the lyrics? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


Daft Punk "Lose Yourself to Dance"
The Hold Steady "Charlemagne in Sweatpants"
Jackie Harris and the Exciters "Get Funky, Sweat a Little Bit"
Prince "Black Sweat"
Eric B. and Rakim "Don't Sweat the Technique"
The Beatles "Savoy Truffle"


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