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The On Point Interlude Music Titles You’ve Always Wanted To Know (But Were Too Afraid To Ask)

If there’s one email we get almost every week from our listeners here at On Point, it’s the email that riffs on the theme of “what music did you play during the XX break of that show?!?” Sometimes we (meaning your digital producer, Nick Andersen) don’t know the answer, and the result is a sad reply that we can’t solve your problems.

We have a wide, weird variety of music to play out of into our station breaks — ~ 19 minutes past and ~ 38 minutes past the hour — and those songs draw plenty of inquiries. Sometimes, those songs are part of the show — when we do a music show, for example, or play out of a Friday Week in the News segment with songs from the Beatles’ first performance in the United States. But in the regular occasions when the music we play is oddly familiar, we realize you might have a desire to know what that song really is.

Our ever-watchful audio engineer, Jim Ross, was kind enough to provide us with a partial but common list of the songs and musical cues we turn to on a regular basis. (We’ll update this list as it changes.)

Afro Celt Sound System “Deep Channel”
Ocean Colour Scene “The Riverboat Song”
Ocean Colour Scene “You’ve Got It Bad”
Daft Punk “Short Circuit”
Boards Of Canada “Chromakey Dreamcoat”
Underworld “8 Ball”
Daft Punk “Aerodynamic”
Afro Celt Sound System “North 2″
Badly Drawn Boy “Delta” (Little Boy Blues)
Energy 52 “Café del Mar” (deadmau5 Remix)
Yo La Tengo “Farewell Adventureland”
FC Kahuna “Hayling”
Zero 7 “Give It Away”
U2 “Moment of Surrender”
The Album Leaf “Red Eye”
The Album Leaf “Shine”
The Crystal Method “Vapor Trail”
Zero 7 “In The Waiting Line”
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