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COVID-19, quarantine, riots and politics. Businesses closing, events canceling, and kids distance learning from home. All of those things have made 2020 a weird and crazy year. Normally, that would be more than enough for any single year and yet we are not even halfway through this one.

If any year needed a theme song, it's 2020. So we asked our River listeners in Central Minnesota -- If you could give the year 2020 a theme song, what would it be? We got a wide variety of answers that expressed pessimism, optimism, and humor. First, Abbey and I gave our songs.

David Black: "Hold On" - Wilson Phillips or "Crazy Train" - Ozzy Osbourne

Abbey: "Disaster Party" - Magic Giant or "Breakdown" - Tom Petty

Here's what some of our listeners said.

Rene Krueger: "It's The End Of The World As We Know It" - R.E.M.


 

Mark Stimack: "Invisible Sun" - The Police


 

Carol Pohl: "People Are Strange" - The Doors


 

Nancy Updike Johnson: Louis Armstrong - "What a Wonderful World". There is hope.


 

Elaine Kolb Taufen: “Livin’ on a Prayer” - Bon Jovi


 

Dustin Matosich: Ground Control To, "Major Tom" - David Bowie


 

Margarita Castillon: "Sign of the Times" - Prince


 

Gail Fellingham Berndt: "We Are The World" - USA for Africa


Lynn Wear Mahlum: "Help!" - The Beatles


 

Michelle Schwartz: "Yesterday" - The Beatles


Jeff Miller: "Don’t stand so close to me" - The Police


 

Lynette Eder: "Final Countdown" - Europe


 

Julia Ann: The sun will come out. "Tomorrow" - Annie


 

Lynn Jeffries Hallgren: "I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor


 

Barb Haskamp-George: "All My Rowdy Friends..." - Hank Williams Jr


 

Kurt Richter: Well “Crazy Train” is perfect

 

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