9:30 Coffee Break: Quick Strikes

Carli Lloyd of the United States scored a hat tric
To the delight of American fans, Carli Lloyd of the United States scored a hat trick in the first 15 minutes of the FIFA Women's World Cup Final against Japan on Sunday. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Yesterday in Vancouver, the U.S. Women's National Team defeated Japan by a score of 5 to 2 to win the FIFA Women's World Cup. It was the USA's first World Cup since 1999.

Particularly historic in Sunday's match were the efforts of midfielder and team captain Carli Lloyd, who scored two swift goals — the fastest two goals in FIFA history — in the first five minutes of the game. And then, after Lauren Holiday added another goal for the USA, Carli Lloyd scored again just 15 minutes into the game. It was the first hat trick in a Women's World Cup final and the fastest hat trick in any World Cup game, men's or women's.

Such a quick flurry of goals in a soccer game is fairly uncommon, and there's a corollary in music: Every once in a while, there's a song that's really quick but still astounds.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, let's celebrate Carli Lloyd's fastest hat trick in World Cup history by playing your favorite short songs. What songs do you want to hear that are over quickly but are still awesome? Send us your requests.

Songs Played

The Smiths "Please, Please, Please Let me Get What I Want"
The Beatles "Why Don't We Do It In the Road?"
Death Cab for Cutie "The Sound of Settling"
Tom Waits "Bend Down the Branches"
The Suburbs "Chemistry Set"
Bill Withers "Ain't No Sunshine"
Guided By Voices "Teenage FBI"
Bruce Springsteen "I'm on Fire"
Jerry Lee Lewis "Great Balls of Fire"
Pixies "There Goes My Gun"
Buddy Holly "Rave On"
Jake Bugg "There's a Beast and We All Feed it"

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