9:30 Coffee Break: Songs for Sunshine

Rock the Garden, Day 2 2014
Sunset on Day 2 of Rock the Garden 2014 (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)

Rock the Garden is tomorrow and Sunday, and as of this morning, MPR Meteorologist Paul Huttner is fairly confident about the weather forecast. "Just when the maps look perpetually soggy, a ray of sunshine appears," Huttner writes in the Updraft weather blog. "A crack in the weather time-space continuum lets the sun shine through. Murky mornings suddenly evolve into beach-worthy afternoons. … We may just squeak out some dry hours for Rock The Garden Saturday afternoon and Sunday before rain chances rise again Sunday night."

If it should happen to rain tomorrow, remember that umbrellas are not permitted at Rock the Garden; you can, however, wear a poncho and wellies if you'd like to stay dry.

That said, let's all send some positive energy out into the atmosphere as we hope for a sunny weekend for Rock the Garden. And it just so happens there are a lot of songs about that bright, golden orb we call the sun.

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

Songs Played


The Fifth Dimension "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In"
Violent Femmes "Blister in the Sun"
Weezer "Island in the Sun"
The Beatles "Good Day Sunshine"
Ramones "California Sun"
Cream "Sunshine of Your Love"
John Denver "Sunshine on my Shoulders"

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