Time to escape to a playlist that understands what you're going through.
WHEN HOMESICK TAKES ON A NEW MEANING
We’ve all been stuck inside for quite a while now. Here’s a little something to take the edge off. Throw this on, grab your gloves and cleansers, and spend 45 minutes making things a little better around your house. I hope you’ll feel a little better about your mental state and your environment when it’s over.
My friends assure me I’m no dancer, but I can hardly stop myself when something this funky comes on. Stay inside and listen to those horns.
And we will! Just not yet. For now, check out that bassline that drives the whole song. There’s all the room in the world for Eric Burdon to open up on those vocals. Shout it with him.
Some people bring this song down as just “Satisfaction” all over again, some people boost it up as “Satisfaction” all over again! Let Mick and Keith tell off those folks at the grocery store who can’t figure out social distancing.
Peggy Lee took it higher on the pop charts, but Little Willie John recorded it first and took it to #1 on the R&B charts. The sax and guitar are sweaty and ominous, but the vocals will give you chills. Dig deep in the crates for this R&B classic.
Mellow remembrances that burst into a wild chorus. As Kevin Griffin said of his song, “…how when you're young and you're running around all night, and life hasn't had its way with you…That's an amazing time of promise, and that's what 'Desperately Wanting' is about." I’m feeling it.
Like all the best songs from this group, this is funny, sad, and wistful. Kind of like me after 9 weeks cooped up inside.
It’s the simple pleasures that the virus can’t take away. “Fears be gone, it won’t be long / there’s a light in the skies. / It’s OK to look outside / the day it will abide.” Even when you’ve got to stay in, spend a moment with the sun.
Guess who you’re stuck spending time with during quarantine? You’re gonna be your own best friend, but that awesome slinky bassline can visit too.
Family’s the best part of the quarantine. Think about this: you’re going to look back on this time as one of fear and uncertainty, but your kids are going to mostly just remember that crazy few months when you spent every day with them. Make it one of their best memories.
And for the better. This won’t last forever, we’ll get through. Take your time with every verse. They’re all a little different.
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers
We Gotta Get Out of This Place
Get Off of My Cloud
The Rolling Stones
Little Willie John
Better Than Ezra
Better Than Ezra
My Wandering Days Are Over
Belle and Sebastian
Watch the Sunrise
Me, Myself and I
Ode to My Family
A Change Is Gonna Come
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How Do You Quarantine?
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We'll be selecting 5 new songs from your comments below to feature on this, Our Best of Quarantine playlist. Songs will be selected on May 31st, 2020.