9:30 Coffee Break: Songs about Television

Viola Davis wins Emmy for outstanding lead actress
Viola Davis accepts the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for 'How to Get Away With Murder' at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. (Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy)

Last night, the Emmy Awards honored the best work in prime-time television. Viola Davis, John Hamm, Jeffrey Tambor and Julia Louis-Dreyfus were among last night's award-winners; meanwhile, Andy Samberg is receiving accolades for his work as host of the awards program.

As the Emmy Awards are providing plenty of good fodder for conversations around coffeepots and water coolers this morning, let's continue the discussion of television with a playlist that reflects that.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention television or TV shows? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


Black Flag "T.V. Party"
Colleen Green "TV"
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy "Television the Drug of the Nation"
The Cramps "TV Set"
Nirvana "Sliver"
Gil Scott-Heron "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"

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