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Coffee Break: Safety first

Wear your mask to keep your mouth mist to yourself.
Wear your mask to keep your mouth mist to yourself.Imgorthand/Getty Images

by Jill Riley

September 26, 2023

When you hear the words Consumer Product Safety Commission you might be thinking about lengthy PSAs, recalls, and the formal, and sometimes stuffy, language of regulations — and for the most part, you’d be right.

However, this week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has decided to take a different approach to engage with young adults with an album of songs about safety ranging in genres from reggaeton to EDM.

We’re Safety Now Haven’t We goes over the topics of wearing helmets, fireworks safety, and not walking while looking at your phone. In spirit of this musical endeavor, let’s think about some classic tunes that emphasize safety. While we’re at it, think about the ones that call for a little — or a lot of — danger.

For today’s 9:30 Coffee Break, which songs about safety and/or danger do you want to hear?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

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Songs Played
The Primitives - Crash
Men Without Hats - The Safety Dance
Cake - Stickshifts And Safetybelts
Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage
Massive Attack - Safe from Harm
The Cars - Dangerous Type
Arctic Monkeys - D Is For Dangerous
Atmosphere - Watch Out (bonus)