Anyone whose been stuck at home for a long time knows how boring it can get. Luckily, there is a coronavirus Spotify playlist blowing up right now. It features some great tracks (all virus themed), including some popular Canadian artists.
The playlist, created by Spotify user Alistair Ryan, is a humourous blend of tunes that all tie into the current state of the world during the coronavirus outbreak. It's already racked up more than 168,000 followers.
The mix features crowdpleasers like "Toxic" by Britney Spears, "Don't Stand So Close to Me" by the Police, "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees, and "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer.
There are also songs by popular Canadian artists making it onto the playlist. These include tracks like "Fever" by Carly Rae Jepsen, "Over My Dead Body" by Drake, "I Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd, "Contagious" by Avril Lavigne, and "City With No Children" by Arcade Fire.
Some other Weeknd tracks featured include "Pray For Me" and "I Feel It Coming."
There are even plenty of deep cuts peppered in among some of the more mainstream tracks. "Take You On a Cruise" by Interpol seems like a perfectly suited addition, as does "If I Ever Feel Better" by Phoenix.
With self-isolation becoming more important over the last week, finding ways to stay busy at home are becoming more crucial.
Health professionals have also released information on how the spread of COVID-19 might affect your mental health.
Having a sense of humour about the stay-at-home situation might help some people to cope with it.
Having a playlist that can make you laugh, even just by looking at the song titles might just be the right thing to take your mind off the situation, at least for a little bit.
Since there are no sports right now either, entertainment options are limited to whatever you can stream or watch on cable.