My COVID 19 Playlist

My COVID 19 Playlist 

Written By: Bill Smith

Call it dystopic. Call it apocalyptic. Call it fear mongering. Call it flattening the curve. Call it the end of the world. Call it whatever you may. The undeniable fact is that the Corona virus pandemic has caught most of the world off guard, and many more with their pants down. None of us has gone unscathed. Likewise, no one really knows what, or if, returning to normal is likely, let alone even a possibility. 

Be that as it may, whatever the scenario,or your personal beliefs, you have to have an appropriate playlist to make it through these difficult times. Music can soothe our soul, lift you up, be a fount of wisdom, empathize with your distress, and be a close friend while practicing social distancing. These are just a handful of the songs that I’ve been listening to. By no means is this exhaustive. Feel free to add your own, mix and match, and share other recommendations with us! 

And as always,… 


  1. U2- In A Little While, from the album “All That You Can’t Leave Behind”
  2. Bruce Hornsby & the Range – The Show Goes On, from the album “Scenes From
    The Southside”
  3. Warren Zevon – Splendid Isolation, from the album “Transverse City”
  4. Waylon Jennings – Lonesome, On’ry and Mean, from the album “ Lonesome, On’ry
    & Mean”
  5. Wyclef Jean – Gone TIL November, from the album “The Carnival”
  6. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – The Waiting, from the album “Hard Promises”
  7. Guns N’ Roses – Patience, from the album “G N’ R Lies”
  8. Matchbox Twenty – Unwell, from the album “More Than You Think You Are”
  9. Public Enemy – Don’t Believe The Hype, from the album “It Takes A Nation Of
    Millions To Hold Us Back”
  10. Jason Isbell – 24 Frames, from the album “Something More Than Free”
  11. NEEDTOBREATHE – These Hard Times, from the album “The Outsiders”
  12. U2 – Sometimes You Can’t Make It On your Own, from the album “How To
    Dismantle An Atomic Bomb”
  13. Jeff Buckley -,Last Goodbye, from the album “Grace”
  14. George Thorogood & the Destroyers – I Drink Alone, from the album “Essential
  15. The Smiths – How Soon Is Now?, from the album The Sound Of The Smiths”
  16. Boogie monsters – Mark Of The Beast, from the album “god Sound”
  17. Megadeth – A Tout Le Monde, from the album “Youthanasia”
  18. The a Police -mDon’t Stand So Close To Me, from the album “Zenyatta Mondatta”
  19. Carole King – So Far Away, from the album “Tapestry”
  20. The Georgia Satellites – Keep Your Hands To Yourself, from the album “The Georgia
  21. Mary Jane Girls – In My House, from the album “Only For You”
  22. Talking Heads – Burning Down The House, from the album “Speaking In Tongues”
  23. Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak, from the album “Jailbreak”
  24. Craig David – Walking Away, from the album “Born To Do It”
  25. The Beach Boys – In My Room, from the album “Surfer Girl”