Coffee Break: Inspiration

Lizzo Coachella NPR
Lizzo performs onstage at Coachella on April 21 in Indio, Calif. The flute-playing singer and rapper celebrates self-acceptance on her latest album, Cuz I Love You. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Coachella)

If you're a Minnesotan, you know that Lizzo has been working hard for many, many years to obtain her success. But to others around the globe, they think she popped up out of nowhere.

Last night, Lizzo put the following statement on instagram:

"8 years of touring, of giving out free tix to my undersold shows, sleepless nights in my car, losing my dad and giving up on music, playing shows for free beer and food with $32 in my bank account, constantly writing songs, hearing 'no' but always saying yes. Glad I never gave up. This is what 'overnight success' looks like. Don't give up. Your moment is waiting for you."

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear with an inspirational message?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

Marvin Gaye - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Billy Bragg - Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Hozier - Nina Cried Power feat. Mavis Staples
David Bowie - Heroes
Cloud Cult - You'll Be Bright


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