Coffee Break: May the 4th be with you

Thom Yorke shows his respect to BB-8.
Thom Yorke and BB-8 at 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere in 2017 in LA. (Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

It's May the 4th - the unofficial holiday celebrating the Star Wars franchise.

It's a pun on the famous line "May the force be with you" and it was reportedly coined by Margaret Thatcher's followers in 1979 on the day she took office as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, when they put a congratulatory ad in The London Evening News saying "May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations." Who knew?

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that a fan of Star Wars might love?

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Songs played

Jeremy Messersmith - Tatooine
Queen - Bicycle Race
Lifter Puller - Star Wars Hips
The Mountain Goats - The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes ...her Jedi and Eats Their Bones
Wilco - Random Name Generator
Supernova - Chewbacca
The Evil Genius Orchestra - Yoda's Theme
Meco - Star Wars Theme


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