Coffee Break: Killer Queen

Marie Antoinette
The nickname for Haydn's Symphony No. 85 originated because the work was a favorite of Marie Antoinette, who was Queen of France at the time. (Martin van Meytens/Wikimedia Commons)

Today in 1977, The Sex Pistols made a mockery of Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee by playing punk rock from a boat on the Thames River, including their subversive hit, "Anarchy in the U.K."

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention a "queen"?

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

Johnny Cash - Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
Perfume Genius - Queen
The Soft Boys - The Queen Of Eyes
Tina Turner - Acid Queen
A Giant Dog - King Queen
HALEY - Called You Queen
Wilco - Casino Queen
Robert Johnson - Little Queen Of Spades
PJ Harvey - 50ft Queenie
April Wine - Sign of the Gypsy Queen


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