Coffee Break: Essential songs since 2000

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What songs do you want to hear for today's 9:30 Coffee Break? (Sam Trewick | MPR)

We're about halfway through the time frame for submitting your Essential Songs since the year 2000, and the top 893 songs will air back during the May member drive. Vote for your picks here!

Here on Oake & Riley, we are just at a lost for how to get our own lists started, so let's do some brainstorming today.

What are your essential songs since 2000?

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

The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
Feist - 1234
McLusky - She Will Only Bring You Happiness
The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta
Beyonce - Crazy In Love

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