9:30 Coffee Break: Songs about Giving

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What songs do you want to hear for today's coffee break? (MPR Graphic / Tracy Kompelien)

Today is Give to the Max Day, a 24-hour online giving spree that has become a big day for Minnesota schools and nonprofits.

All Minnesota nonprofits, including MPR, and all schools recognized by the state are participants in Give to the Max Day. That's several thousand organizations. Last year they collectively received more than $18 million. So this day has become an important fundraising event, especially for those smaller organizations that might not have the means to run their own campaigns.

Give to the Max Day is put on by GiveMN, which created a one-stop shopping website for philanthropy. The idea is that people will go to the website to make donations to their favorite causes. Then they might look around at other Minnesota charities, find new ones they're interested in, and give to them.

With all this generosity happening in Minnesota today, we'd like to put together a playlist of songs about "giving." The word "give" appears in a lot of song titles and lyrics.

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

Songs Played


Red Hot Chili Peppers "Give it Away"
Suzi Quatro "If You Can't Give Me Love"
Harold Jenkins "Give Me Some Love"
LCD Soundsystem "Give it Up"
James Brown "Give it Up or Turnit A Loose"
Them "I Can Only Give You Everything"
Marvin Gaye "Got To Give it Up Part One"

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

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