Coffee Break: Royalty for Prince

Prince Piano and a Microphone
Prince in 1983 (Allen Beaulieu/The Prince Estate)

Sunday is the anniversary of Prince's death and we'll be remembering him with special content on The Current.

Then, we will be debuting Prince Year by Year from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. CDT on Purple Current Friday April 26 - Monday April 29, where we will be sharing hourlong journeys through the years of Prince's life and music.

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs or bands you want to hear that mention a royal title?

We did royal songs in honor of Bohemian Rhapsody a few months ago, see if you can avoid these picks:

Johnny Cash - Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
Tracey Thorn - Queen
Scott Walker - Duchess
B.B. King - Blues At Midnight
Queens of the Stone Age - The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret
A Giant Dog - King Queen
Tina Turner - Acid Queen
King Floyd - Groove Me
Queen - Killer Queen
April Wine - Sign of the Gypsy 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

The Mountain Goats - Idylls Of The King
Suzanne Vega - The Queen and the Soldier
Adia Victoria - Dope Queen Blues
The King Khan and BBQ Show - Animal Party
XTC - King For A Day
Royal Blood - Figure It Out
Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing


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