Friday, March 13, 2020

The Coronavirus Playlist

I live in Montgomery County, PA, the third largest of Pennsylvania's 67 counties. Only neighboring Philadelphia city and county and Allegheny County, home to Pittsburgh, are larger.

As of this morning, more than half of the Corona cases in the state are in Montgomery. Governor Tom Wolf has placed the county under a state of emergency, closing most schools, churches, many businesses, day care centers, gyms, YMCAs etc. So, because there is really no place to go I thought I'd give you all a 19-song Coronavirus playlist to occupy your time and entertain yourself in case you're trapped at home.

Several videos from the list are posted below. I know that Kate Smith is on the political correctness enemies list these days but she recorded the most famous version of the song so many Americans love.

Don't Stand So Close To Me - The Police
Fever - Peggy Lee
Misery - The Beatles
I Can't Get Next To You - The Temptations
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington & Ella Fitzgerald
In My Room - The Beach Boys
What's This World Comin' To - Chicago (from Chicago VI)
Time Is a Healer - Eva Cassidy
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - The Byrds
Worried Life Blues - B.B. King and Eric Clapton
I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good - Frank Sinatra
Handle With Care - The Traveling Wilburys
Blowin' In The Wind - Peter, Paul & Mary
Trapped - Bruce Springsteen
All By Myself - Eric Carmen
Shelter From The Storm - Bob Dylan
It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) - R. E. M. (Listen here)
Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon ("Goodbye to Rosie, the queen of Corona")
God Bless America - Kate Smith

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