‘Sick’ playlists to get through a pandemic
Music fans and coronavirus victims have taken to Twitter to share their 'pandemic playlists' via Spotify.
The music streaming giant goes by the tagline, "Music for every mood", and that has proven to be true during the global coronavirus pandemic.
Some of the lists have gone 'viral', pardon the pun, due to their titles that attempt to poke fun at a terrifying situation as COVID-19 claims thousands of lives around the world.
People who otherwise would be socialising normally and holding parties have been forced to self-isolate at home.
But that hasn't stopped them from sharing what's on their playlists as a way of trying to keep spirits up during a depressing time.
Some of the favourite songs appearing on lists include:
"Epidemic" by Slayer
"You Make Me Sick" by P! nk.
"Unwell" by Matchbox 20
"Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd
"Don't Stand So Close to Me" by The Police
"Harder to Breathe" by Maroon 5
"Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees
"Toxic" by Britney Spears
"Tainted Love" by Soft Cell
"Bad Medicine" by Bon Jovi
"Sicko Mode" by Travis Scott
"We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow" by Soko
"U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer
One of the playlists to have gone viral is titled "coronavirus [COVID-19] Quarantine Party" by Chadwick Johnson from Los Angeles.
Another playlist with almost 7,000 followers and titled "COVID-19 Quarantine Party" is by Alistair Ryan.
honestly guys this playlist is the only thing getting me through this pandemic pic.twitter.com/mDzegoIjbT— ✨steph✨ (@acid_baddie) March 14, 2020
#COVID19 playlist (if you let something offend you, you are giving away your power. this is a playlist meant to just cope with the pandemic- nothing more. don’t @ me). 13 songs for #FridayThe13th enjoy dawgs! Stay safe xoxo pic.twitter.com/JhOQVbMyG3— Jessie (@JammminJessie) March 13, 2020
So naturally I have begun to create the ultimate COVID 19 playlist. Think of it as “the soundtrack to the pandemic of the century”— Rebecca Lee (@MsLee82) March 12, 2020
Or “songs to quarantined by”
I have started with some aptly titled tunes!
Have a look and hit me with your creative, and amusing tracks! AND GO! pic.twitter.com/UjiuUiIJam
Pandemic playlists to watch the world burn by https://t.co/4B8OGClNNS— Boing Boing (@BoingBoing) March 14, 2020
Even singer and actress Rita Wilson, the wife of Tom Hanks, has shared her "Quarantunes."
Wilson and Hanks both tested positive to the virus while filming Baz Lurhman's Elvis movie on the Gold Coast.
Wilson's list of tunes include her own cover of "Leaving On a Jet Plane", "Lonely People" by America, "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen, "Survivor" by Destiny's Child, and "I Wanna Be Sedated" by the Ramones.
Her playlist ends with - appropriately - "I Want a New Drug" by Huey Lewis and the News.