Coffee Break: Year of the Pig

Three Little Pigs
Three Little Pigs (Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Happy Chinese New Year - the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar.

According to Chinese mythology, 2019 is the year of the pig -- the 12th animal of the zodiac. Some say the pig is said to signify good fortune.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention pigs, bacon, or luck in the lyrics?

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

Roma di Luna - Pearls For Pigs
Ella Fitzgerald - I'm Just A Lucky So And So
3rd Bass - Green Eggs and Swine
Old And In The Way - Pig In A Pen
Nine Inch Nails - March of the Pigs
The Beatles - Piggies


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