Coffee Break: Heat Wave

Martha and the Vandellas
Martha and the Vandellas, singers of "Heatwave", 1964 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. (Don Paulsen/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images, via NPR)

Are we ready for this heat wave? Have we even adjusted to truly warm weather yet? Have we even put our coats away and our snow boots in the back of the closet? Because this heat is coming for us...

Daytime highs will break records today and run far above average, with much of Minnesota at least 20 degrees higher than it normally is at this time. We should see highs in the 90s across the state, and some parts of Western Minnesota could see a few 100s. And guess what? The heat likely won't let up throughout the weekend, and next week is looking hot too.

But just remember, in the dead of winter when you were scraping your car with freezing eyeballs and cursing your life choices for living in Minnesota...you dreamed of this day. Ok?

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear for this heat wave?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs played

Martha and The Vandellas - (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
Glass Animals - Heat Waves
Billy Idol - Hot In The City
The Isley Brothers - The Heat Is On, Pts. 1 and 2
The Lovin' Spoonful - Summer in the City
Nelly - Hot In Herre
Buster Poindexter - Hot Hot Hot
Santana - Smooth feat. Rob Thomas


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