9:30 Coffee Break: Spelling S-O-N-G-S

88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee
Vanya Shivashankar, left, and Gokul Venkatachalam, lift the trophy after becoming co-champions Thursday night after the final round of the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor in Oxon Hills, Md. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters/Landov)

Yesterday the 88th annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee wrapped up another brilliant year. By correctly spelling "nunatak" (Inuit term for an exposed, rocky geographic element amid an ice field or glacier) and "scherenschnitte" (German term for cut-paper art), 14-year-old Gokul Venkatachalam and 13-year-old Vanya Shivashankar were awarded first place, the second consecutive year the Bee created co-champions.

All this spelling bee talk got us thinking about how many songs there are that spell out words in the lyrics (and how bad we are at spelling obscure words).

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

Songs Played

Bay City Rollers - "Saturday Night"
Hot Chip - "Over and Over"
Tammy Wynette - "D-I-V-O-R-C-E"
The Modern Lovers - "Girlfriend"
Them - "Gloria"
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis - "Can't Hold Us" feat. Ray Dalton

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