9:30 Coffee Break: Songs for Staying Awake All Night

The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Offers Celestial
A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky early August 12, 2008 near Rogers Spring in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The best meteor shower of the year will light up the night skies this week, and a dimmer moon means it will be more visible than in recent years.

The Perseid meteor shower occurs annually when debris left behind from the comet Swift-Tuttle ignites in the Earth's atmosphere, said Dave Falkner, program director for the Minnesota Astronomical Society's Eagle Lake Observatory.

The meteor shower will peak on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Falkner said the best time to see it is between midnight and dawn, although meteors may be visible earlier as well.

Viewing the meteor shower might require staying awake all night, and that reminds us there are a lot of songs about staying up all night.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that are about staying awake all through the night? Send us your requests.

Songs Played

Talking Heads "Stay Up Late"
R.E.M. "Nightswimming"
Jimi Hendrix "Burning of the Midnight Lamp"
The Boomtown Rats "Up All Night"
Patsy Cline "Walking After Midnight"
Judas Priest "Livin' After Midnight"

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