Coffee Break: High-scoring Scrabble words

Alfred Mosher Butts
Alfred Mosher Butts (Wikimedia Commons)

Thanks to Jo for writing in with today's theme idea. She pointed out that today in 1899, Scrabble founder Alfred Mosher Butts was born.

Butts was an out-of-work architect who wanted to create a game of both chance and skill by combining elements of anagrams and crossword puzzles, popular in the 1920s.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that have high-scoring Scrabble words in them?

Point value is as follows:

(1 point)- A, E, I, O, U, L, N, S, T, R
(2 points)- D, G
(3 points)- B, C, M, P
(4 points)- F, H, V, W, Y
(5 points)- K
(8 points)- J, X
(10 points)- Q, Z

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

Hank Williams - Jambalaya On The Bayou
The Killers - Tranquilize feat. Lou Reed
Soul Coughing - Bus to Beelzebub
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
Procol Harum - Conquistador
Berlin - Masquerade
Electric Light Orchestra - Xanadu

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