Feeling lonely? Starting to miss the way things were before COVID-19 took over?
Settle back into the groove of what you know with this quarantunes playlist. This mix is designed to help you isolate to the beat of classic rock - it doesn't get easier than that. We've included the full playlist for your easy-listening below!
1. "Take It Easy" - The Eagles
The Eagles' 1972 charmer reminds us that taking it easy is a mindset applicable anytime, anywhere. Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne began writing the song in the basement but tabled it for later, until Glenn Frey helped him piece the song to completion together. If inspiration can come from the basement, it can come from all sanitized corners of mandated homestay!
2. "Dancing In The Dark" - Bruce Springsteen
Springsteen described "Dancing In The Dark" in his autobiography as "my song about my own alienation, fatigue and desire to get out from inside the studio, my room, my record, my head and … live." We're feeling the Boss on this one, so we're dancing in the dark to our hearts' content to that 80's swelling synth line while we wait for "Better Days" to come.
3. "Under Pressure" - Queen & David Bowie
The two juggernauts of rock collided in this 1981 hit to create a powerful poignant hit. Mercury and Bowie's vocal battles unite to give the song an enduring message: "It's the terror of knowing what the world is about / Watching some good friends screaming / 'Let me out'" / Pray tomorrow gets me higher / Pressure on people, people on streets."
4. "My Sharona" - The Knack
Some good news - original members of The Knack, Berton Averre and Prescott Niles, have united to record "Bye, Corona," a parody of the band's 1979 hit, "My Sharona." The Knack have pledged to donate its first quarter 2020 digital streaming royalties for 'My Sharona' to Music Health Alliance, which provides healthcare support services to uninsured members of the music industry.
5. "Don't Stand So Close to Me" - The Police
Keep your six-feet distance, if we're being exact. This smash hit from '86 keeps your quarantine attitude in-check. We don't want to see any one of you start to shake or cough so abide by the rules of self-isolation and practice social distancing at all times.
6. "You Can't Hurry Love" - Phil Collins
You can't hurry love, and you can't hurry isolation / the end of this coronavirus pandemic either. Sing along with Collins and ask yourself, "How many [confirmed cases of COVID-19] must I stand, before I find [a coronavirus-free world] to let me live again?"