9:30 Coffee Break: Double Entendre

Coffee Break
What songs do you want to hear for today's coffee break? (MPR Graphic / Tracy Kompelien)

This morning's Random Vinyl pick was "Rocky Mountain High" by John Denver. At the time of its release, "Rocky Mountain High" came under scrutiny as a possible drug reference; John Denver maintained the song referred to altitude and to the feeling of euphoria one gets while in the mountains or other wilderness area. Like most songs, however, the song's true meaning remains ambiguous; its interpretation is left to listeners.

John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" isn't alone in the category of double entendre — those songs in which the lyrics sound like one thing but could have additional meaning. That second meaning could be a veiled reference to drugs, sex, relationships or something else. Although the lyrics' meaning can be the subject of debate, double entendre can showcase a songwriter's creativity, poetry or even sense of humor.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs with double-meaning lyrics do you want to hear? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


Prince "Little Red Corvette"
The Who "Squeeze Box"
Cyndi Lauper "She Bop"
Bessie Smith "Need a Little Sugar in My Bowl"
Bull Moose Jackson "Big 10 Inch Record"
Melanie "Brand New Key"

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