9:30 Coffee Break: Songs for Paris

Londo French Community Grieves After Paris Attack
Flowers and messages are left in London's Trafalgar Square as Londoners gather to observe a minute's silence for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 16, 2015. The minute's silence, held at 11 a.m. GMT, was observed across Europe to pay respects to the victims of a series of terror attacks across the French capital on Friday. (Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

Early on Monday, a moment of silence was held throughout France and in many other countries in remembrance of the victims of Friday's attacks in Paris.

In Minneapolis over the weekend, 800 people marched down Hennepin Avenue from the Alliance Française to the Basilica of St. Mary in a show of solidarity with the people of France. In a similar display of support, on Saturday and Sunday night, the city of Minneapolis illuminated the 35W bridge over the Mississippi River in the French colors of blue, white and red.

Today, MPR News will continue its coverage of the Paris attack and its aftermath; beginning at 9 a.m., Tom Weber and guests will put the Paris attacks in perspective, analyze political reaction from the candidates for president and listen live to President Obama's press conference, which is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Central Time.

As the new week begins, we're all very aware that many lives have been changed forever by Friday's tragedy. Among the many things to which people turn for comfort is music. There are songs that express empathy, hope and solidarity. What message would you like to send, and what song does that for you? Let us know.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs for Paris do you want to hear? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


The Beatles "All You Need Is Love"
Morrissey "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris"
Edith Piaf "La Vie En Rose"
Charlie Parker "April in Paris"
U2 "One"
Sam Roberts Band "We're All in This Together"

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