Working Up a Playlist for Social Distancing and Self-Quarantine

 

Just to be helpful, and because there was white space in the monthly theme calendar, I give you my first cut at the Social Distancing and Self Quarantine Playlist.

Let’s start off nice and easy, with a tune from those quintessential boys of summer:

Hunkering down in our house? Here’s a bit of silliness from the early 1980s:

Whether home or rolling down the road, you’ll tap your toes:

Dedicated to the Americans trying to get home from Europe, hoping they all are properly screened and properly treated:

Home as a part of us:

Bon Jovi says “this house is not for sale:”

This is still the place we all call home:

From the early 1960s, and the composing team of Gerry Goffin and the incomparable Carole King, a social distancing song:

Now let’s kick up the performance level, with the divine voice of Dionne Warwick on a Burt Bacharach and Hal David number. Just walk on by:

Mr. George Thorogood and the Destroyers are the obvious clean-up hitters:

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  1. Franco Member
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    From the Album the Decline and Fall of the British Empire

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  2. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher
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    Franco (View Comment):

    From the Album the Decline and Fall of the British Empire

    Great choice!  One of their best and they had some great ones.  Now I’ll go sit by the fire in my Shangri-La.

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  3. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment):

    When it’s a quarter to 3 in the morning:

    DrewInWisconsin, Influencer (View Comment):

    The obvious:

    Song from my college days, not sure why it did not come immediately to mind.

     

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  4. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    How about Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”:

    Disco ball warming up. Yes, that is a good one.

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  5. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment):

    People are crazy

    Times are strange

    I’m locked up tight

    I’m out of range

    I used to care

    But things have changed

    Everybody knows . . . 

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  6. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    colleenb (View Comment):

    Thanks @cliffordbrown and everyone for these great songs!

    You are welcome!

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  7. E. Kent Golding Member
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    Alone again, naturally…

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  8. Franco Member
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    Of course…

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  9. Franco Member
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    Melancholy Joni on her piano:

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  10. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher
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    Going Home (Theme from Local Hero)

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    Franco (View Comment):

    Melancholy Joni on her piano:

    That reminds me of this one from Joni.  Every time I hear what she does vocally on the second verse I get chills.

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  12. Jimmy Carter Member
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    With nowhere to go and the stores shelves empty of bathroom tissue:

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  13. Mike Rapkoch Moderator
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Judge Mental, Secret Chimp (View Comment):

    kylez (View Comment):

    Watch the news and it’s more like this…

     

    Yup, or maybe Suicidal Tendencies “You Can’t Bring Me Down,” although that is strictly NSFW.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9nkzaOPP6g

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  14. Mike Rapkoch Moderator
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    Now to be truly prepared try reflecting on this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxwiLowC44I

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  15. Umbra Fractus Inactive
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    Too soon?

    (NSFW)

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  16. Franco Member
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    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment):

    Franco (View Comment):

    Melancholy Joni on her piano:

    That reminds me of this one from Joni. Every time I hear what she does vocally on the second verse I get chills.

    Agreed. A great song. She is a great songwriter. Probably one of the best lyricists in our time, accompanied with great music. Probably the song that made me into a Joni Mitchell fan. 

     

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  17. Boss Mongo Member
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    Yaz, In My Room.  The overlay of the Lord’s Prayer is weirdly appropriate.

    Edit: Ooookay.  Unlike usually, comments aren’t letting me paste in URLs to videos, or anything else.  What am I doing wrong, here?  (Comments will let me put in a link, though)

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  18. Joseph Stanko Coolidge
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    Who says staying at home can’t be entertaining?

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  19. Franco Member
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    Boss Mongo (View Comment):

    Yaz, In My Room. The overlay of the Lord’s Prayer is weirdly appropriate.

    Edit: Ooookay. Unlike usually, comments aren’t letting me paste in URLs to videos, or anything else. What am I doing wrong, here? (Comments will let me put in a link, though)

    My trick from iPhone is click ‘edit’, then comment, it magically appears. Only for you, Boss Mongo!

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  20. Boss Mongo Member
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    Trying again.

    Nope.

     

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  21. Joseph Stanko Coolidge
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    How about Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive”:

    Great choice, but I’m partial to Cake’s rendition:

     

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  22. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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