9:30 Coffee Break: Glass

Glass plate window sign
Glass sign on building in Chicago. (Bart Heird via Flickr; CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Last Friday, a prank caller claiming to be from the fire department fooled workers at a Burger King in Coon Rapids, Minn.; the caller said the restaurant was pressurized and could explode, so they needed to relive the pressure by breaking the restaurant's windows. Employees believed the caller and smashed all the windows as instructed. The Coon Rapids Police Department and other investigators are working to identify the caller.

Friday's prank in Coon Rapids is the third in a string of similar prank calls to Burger King restaurants; previous prank calls in Shawnee, Okla., and Morro Bay, Calif., resulted in more than $45,000 damage.

(As a side note, if you find yourself in a building with a suspected natural gas leak, leave the building at once, go to a safe location and dial 911 and your local gas company.)

But with the recent fast-food window casualties, it got us thinking that there are a lot of songs that mention glass.

So for today's Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention glass? Send us your requests.

Songs Played


I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass - Nick Lowe
Glass Ceiling - Metric
Breaking Glass - David Bowie
Shattered - The Rolling Stones
Walking on Broken Glass - Annie Lennox
Heart of Glass - Blondie

Do you deserve a Coffee Break? We at The Current's Morning Show think you do, and we want to bring coffee and treats from Black Coffee and Waffle Bar to your workplace. Let us know why you'd like a Coffee Break — or request your own idea for a future topic.

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