Coffee Break: Something to talk about

Spoon performing in Austin, Texas, in 2017
Britt Daniel and Rob Pope of Spoon perform at 2017 SXSW. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

It's happened to all of us. You mean to have a quick interaction with someone, but then they keep talking, and you keep talking, and you feel stuck, and they feel stuck, and you simply don't know how to end it.

Well you are not alone, as a new study came out this week that says only 2% of conversations end when both participants want them to.

The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America journal, pointed out that most participants recalled that there was one point in their most recent conversation where they wished it would end, and as time went on, they enjoyed their conversation less and less.

Well then!

As you chew on this study and reexamine all of your recent conversations, let's listen to some music inspired by this topic.

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention talking, speaking, conversation, etc.?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

Spoon - Do I Have To Talk You Into It
The Lemon Twigs - These Words
Run DMC - You Talk Too Much
Salt N Pepa - Let's Talk About Sex
(clip) Step Brothers - Will Ferrell singing 'Something To Talk About'
Bonnie Raitt - Something to Talk About
The Strokes - You Talk Way Too Much


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