COVID-19 playlists on Spotify

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Most of us are no strangers to the self-quarantine measures that have been put in place because of COVID-19. This means staying at home, social distancing, and defo not being in crowded places like bars or nightclubs.

But if you’ve been feeling cut off from the world and are almost dying from boredom, don’t get tired just too fast. We’ve gathered the best COVID-19 playlists to lighten up the mood – and even clock in some dance parties solo style.

1. COVID-19 K-Pop Quarantine Party 

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K-Pop fans, this is for you. COVID-19 won’t stop you from belting out appropriate tunes from big names like Apink and MBLAQ, with hilariously appropriate songs like ‘I’m so sick‘ and ‘FEVER‘.

Expect bops from iconic bands like BLACKPINK and BTS, along with forever-faves like Super Junior and 2NE1.

Listen to COVID-19 K-Pop Quarantine Party here.

2. COVIDisco


Bring back some old-school vibes with disco-themed songs that will make sure you ain’t losing your jive amid COVID-19. Besides being great dance tunes, you can even listen to them while doing at-home gym workouts to keep yourself occupied.

Listen to COVIDisco here.

3. Rita Wilson’s Quarantunes

After actress Rita Wilson and hubby Tom Hanks were tested positive for COVID-19, she took to Twitter to get ideas from fans of songs she could put together in a playlist.

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This resulted in hilarious additions like ‘All By Myself‘ by Céline Dion and ‘Don’t Stand Too Close To Me‘ by The Police. Yup, 100% self-isolation vibes right there.

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There are over 50 songs of different genres with titles anyone going through quarantine can relate too. She’s also included ‘Leaving On A Jet Plane‘ for those travel bugs itching to go somewhere – too bad!

Listen to Rita Wilson’s Quarantunes here.

4. Handwashing Playlist

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Washing your hands has been proven to be one of the most effective safety measures against COVID-19. It’s not just rinsing your hands too – you gotta make sure you use soap and wash thoroughly for at least 20 seconds.

This playlist has a collection of catchy songs with 20-second choruses you can sing along to while washing your hands to make sure you’re singin’ and scrubbin’ accordingly.

Listen to Handwashing Playlist here.

5. Dance Yourself Clean From COVID-19

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This playlist is perfect for the party animals who have to postpone their clubbing days until the virus subsides.

Instead, bring the party home with this upbeat selection of songs with party faves like Calvin Harris. Plus, the songs here aren’t woefully related to COVID-19 – so stay in a good mood and forget you’re stuck at home by turning your room into the dance floor.

Listen to Dance Yourself Clean From COVID-19 here.

6. Quarantine / Self Isolation Playlist

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From ‘Harder To Breathe‘ to ‘It’s Nice To Be Alive‘, belt out to virus-related titles in this funny playlist. It’s also a reminder to take care of yourselves during this time and to remain calm. After all, George Harrison is here to remind you that ‘All Things Must Pass‘.

Listen to Quarantine / Self Isolation Playlist here.

7. Love in the Time of COVID-19

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Social distancing is sadly a must in a time like this – our condolences to all the lovers out there. Eating alone, not sharing food, and being at least 1m apart must be tough.

In the meantime, chase the sadness away and listen to this playlist together, with sappy tunes like ‘Kiss Me Thru The Phone‘ and ‘So Sick‘.

Listen to Love in the Time of COVID-19 here.

8. Lofi Beats To Chill/Hide In My Room To

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With news reports spreading like wildfire, it’s understandable to feel stressed and paranoid during this time. If you’re feeling anxious, this is the perfect playlist for you.

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Plug in and lay down for a chill stress-free day

This lo-fi mix comes with 3 hours worth of relaxing chill beats to listen to – perfect before bedtime or on a rainy day with a book.

Listen to Lofi Beats To Chill/Hide In My Room To here.

9. พี่บี้ผู้มาก่อนกาลver.โควิด19 

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This playlist is made up of songs by Thai singer Sukrit “Bie” Wisetkaew, which Thais can relate to amid the COVID-19 situation in the country.

I Need Somebody‘ is actually meant to be a love song about waiting for your soulmate – but it takes on a slightly different twist in this scenario. It’s become sort of a meme, expressing one’s worry about feeling ill after meeting strangers – leading to wondering who on earth the ‘spreader’ might be.

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Lyrics: คนที่โทรผิดมาเมื่อวานตอนเช้า คนที่นั่งกินข้าวติดกันเมื่อคืน คนที่ยิ้มให้กันตรงหน้าปากซอย

Translation: The one who made a wrong call in the morning, the one who was eating near me last night, or the one who smiled at me?

Hmm, don’t think we’re talking about soulmates anymore!

Even if you don’t understand the lyrics, take this chance to expand your music taste and discover new songs!

Listen to พี่บี้ผู้มาก่อนกาลver.โควิด19  here.

10. โควิด19 

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The title of the playlist translates to COVID-19, and is another recommendation for anyone who wants to discover new tunes. This one includes Thai songs with titles related to the virus, like ‘เสี่ยงไหม‘ (Risky) – something we have to think about before heading out of our houses.

Another highlight is ‘ดูแลตัวเองนะ‘ (Take Care Of Yourself) from the 90s duo Lift-Oil, which is a perfect song for telling someone to take care of their health during this time.

Listen to โควิด19  here.

Stay healthy by keeping indoors

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Besides keeping yourself away from crowds and taking care physically, it’s important to make sure you’re feeling good mentally and emotionally too.

Music is a great healing tool to stay in a good mood, so take some time to rest and relax by hitting up these playlists while at home.

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