Isolation is not easy to cope with, but music can be one of the best allies against boredom. And it is that a melody with the right tonality and color, a rhythmic rhythm and a loving and sincere verse can take us wherever we want.
1. Stayin ‘at home – Fats Waller
No matter what musical tastes you have, these strange days nothing comforts more than a good jazz of classical tradition. And who better than the teacher of the “stride piano” Fats Waller to find pleasure in resilience and solitude locked in our shelters, our homes, with those addictive verses that say: “Just stayin ‘at home / happy to be myself” (Just being home / happy to be alone ”).
2. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Good soul always has a magical effect when you listen to it at home, and in the case of this great Al Green song, it is difficult for three and a half minutes not to forget everything that happens out there.
3. Don’t Leave Home – Dido
The slogan that has us all confined is best carried out if an artist like Dido sings it to us, with that vocal sweetness capable of wrapping silk thread around even the most distressing situation. “Close the blinds and shut the door / You won’t need other friends anymore / Oh don’t leave home, oh don’t leave home / And if you’re cold, I’ll keep you warm / If you’re low, just hold on / ‘Cause I will be your safety / Oh, don’t leave home ”(“ You won’t need friends anymore / Oh, don’t leave home, don’t leave home home / If you are cold, I will give you heat / If you feel depressed, hold on / Because I will be your lifeguard / Oh, don’t leave home ”).
4. Home – Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
A little rhythmic rush is not going to hurt from time to time during the house lockdown, and this well-known song that talks about everything that makes us feel at home seems perfect to start dancing and whistling the entire neighborhood.
5. Just a gigolo – Louis Prima
When things get more boring, we have to resort to whatever it takes to break the routine, for example, playing the fool around the house, as if we were the protagonists of a musical. This song, pure joy for the ears, is also even more fun performed in pajamas, a habit of clothing that, let’s face it, is very tempting these days.
6. Home Again – Michael Kiwanuka
The fortnight of isolation also provides facilities for moments of recollection, such as the one provided by the genius Michael Kiwanuka in this intimate piece titled “Home again”.
7. Lost in my room – Mecano
Surely, when a few days pass we will end up losing the nerves locked between four walls. But adding humor to the matter this song can be a good antidote. «Lost in my room / Not knowing what to do / My time goes by / Lost in my room / Among a bunch / Of scrambled records / I turn on the TV / I start smoking / I drink a beer for a snack / And I’m going to get drunk / From drinking so much / I can’t stop talking / With that wall ».
8. Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
During this confinement we must also allow ourselves a bit of rebellion, although in the end we go bluffing and decide to stay.
9. It’s oh so quiet – Bjork
Another good option is to listen to music that allows us to travel far, far away just by closing our eyes. For example, the colorful and cinematographic “It’s oh so quiet” by the ineffable Bjork.
10. Time is on my side – Irma Thomas
To finish a playlist dedicated to confinement by the coronavirus, nothing better than a good classic that insistently repeats a message that we must remember no matter what happens: if we do things well, time will play in our favor. .