Coffee Break: Marine life

Humpback whales
Humpback whales (Courtesy of NOAA Fisheries)

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants, has died of Lou Gehrig's disease at age 57.

Hillenburg, who was a marine biology teacher before pursuing a career in animation, centered the series around the adventures of a sea sponge who physically resembles a rectangular kitchen sponge in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs that feature marine life do you want to hear?

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

Peter Murphy - Deep Ocean Vast Sea
Raymond Scott - The Penguin
Spongebob Squarepants - Spongebob Squarepants Theme Song
Prince - Starfish And Coffee
Elvis Presley - Do the Clam
Heart - Barracuda
The Dandy Warhols - This Is the Tide
Ween - The Mollusk
Billie Holiday - How Deep Is The Ocean
Queen - Seven Seas Of Rhye


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