Coffee Break: Too hot to handle

Martha and the Vandellas
From left: Betty Kelly, Rosalind Ashford and Martha Reeves of Martha and the Vandellas, singers of "Heatwave", perform circa mid-1964 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. (Don Paulsen/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images, via NPR)

It's going to be a hot one in Minnesota this week with heat advisories issued for Carver and Dakota, Ramsey, Stevens, Scott, Washington, Yellow Medicine, Lac Qui Parle, Chippewa, Hennepin, Anoka and Swift counties until 8 pm, and temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s for the rest of the week.

What should you do in a heat advisory? Sit there and complain? YES. But also, drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention hot, heat and temperatures rising?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Also important to note - there is a flash flood warning until 10 am for Blue Earth, Brown, Le Sueur and Nicollet counties, with thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the area.

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Songs played

Martha and The Vandellas - Heat Wave
Spoon - Do You
Sly and the Family Stone - Hot Fun In The Summertime
Van Halen - Ice Cream Man
Andre Cymone - Hot Night in the Neighborhood
Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
The Cure - Hot Hot Hot!!!
Nilsson - Jump Into The Fire


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