9:30 Coffee Break: Songs for National Night Out

National Night Out
Minneapolis Police Sgt. Twila Villella talks to the children who gather around her on the 2700 block of Colfax Avenue N. during National Night Out on Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, 2012, in Minneapolis. Villella was visiting multiple neighborhood gatherings that night. (MPR Photo/Jennifer Simonson)

Hundreds of communities across the state as well as across the U.S. and Canada will hold National Night Out events tonight. Minneapolis and St. Paul have been holding National Night Out festivities for more than 30 years. Hundreds of neighborhoods in both cities have registered to hold gatherings.

The festivities — often centered on block parties — encourage interaction among neighbors to improve the sense of community and to reduce crime. National Night Out events also give residents a chance to meet police officers in a less intimidating setting.

With all this community gathering going on, let's create a Coffee Break to get us in the spirit of National Night Out, with songs about getting together, creating good vibes, even sharing food … it's really up to you!

So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that capture the spirit of National Night Out? Send us your requests.

Songs Played

Big Star "In the Street"
Nick Lowe "(What's so Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding"
The Beatles "Come Together"
The Beach Boys "Good Vibrations"
Billy Bragg "You Woke up my Neighborhood"
Sly and the Family Stone "Everyday People"
David Bowie and Mick Jagger "Dancing in the Street"

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? We at The Current's Morning Show think you do, and we want to bring treats from Morningstar Coffee and Café Latté to your workplace. Let us know why you'd like a Coffee Break.

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