Matt Knight

Weekdays 2pm - 7pm

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Singer/songwriter Tommy James performs at The 6th Annual Little Kids Rock Benefit presented by Guitar Center at the Hammerstein Ballroom on October 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Little Kids Rock)

Every weekday at around 4:20pm, I’m going to drop a song that I think you should listen to and make the remainder of your workday a bit more mellow with the 4:20 HIT of the Day. What does this mean? Simply, it’s a song that I think will give you some good vibes, ‘spark up’ nostalgia or just remind you about a tune that you might love but just haven’t heard in a while.

Today’s HIT was re-introduced to me through “Breaking Bad” in a scene during the final season where Walt & Jesse used the guise of pest control to continue cooking more of that ‘blue stuff.’ From 1969, it’s Tommy James & the Shondells “Crystal Blue Persuasion” which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The music video below showed various scenes of late 1960s political and cultural unrest and imagery of “love and peace.” Enjoy!