Ultimate Covid Playlist

By November 30, 2020 December 2nd, 2020 No Comments

Sweet Dreams

I awoke from a terrible nightmare in the early hours of this morning. My wife said I kept shouting “Buffoons, Clowns, Prigs, Incompetents…. Help…. Johnson, Hancock, Whitty, Daddy…. Help!”. I was attempting to punch thin air, so she woke me fearing I was a danger to myself and to her.

All I can remember is that I thought Matt Hancock was my new neighbour and I’d just discovered I was the secret lovechild of Stanley Johnson. It was all truly harrowing.

Then as I was calming myself down by ruminating on the commercial possibilities of my curious, but imaginary, new circumstances I realised it was all a bad dream.

Thank goodness!


Anyone would think we’d been forced into Tier 3 Lockdown with all that would entail: no economy, no friends, no real Christmas festivities, no pub, no restaurant, no cinema and no fun!

Ho, hum… what better way to cheer me up though than to create a Covid playlist. So here goes, and feel free to include your own happy or tragic, hopeful or mournful, mad or bad tracks.

Don’t Stand So Close to Me – The Police

There Goes the Fear – Doves

Till Tears do us Part – Heaven’s Cry

Try Not to Breathe – R.E.M.

Remote Control – The Clash

Stay Free – The Clash

Dancing In the Moonlight (It’s Caught Me in its Spotlight) – Thin Lizzy

Stay Together – Suede

The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

Isolation – Joy Division

(It’s Good) to Be Free – Oasis

Standing in the Way of Control – Gossip

The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum – Fun Boy Three

I Want to Break Free – Queen

I Predict a Riot – Kaiser Chiefs

Madness – Madness

Do Anything You Want To – Thin Lizzy

Don’t Believe a Word – Thin Lizzy

Don’t Believe the Hype – Public Enemy

The End – The Doors

Everything Will be Alright – The Killers

I’m Gonna Live Till I Die – Frank Sinatra

You Don’t Care About Us – Placebo

Our Lips are Sealed – Fun Boy Three

Why Can’t We Live Together – Sade

Where Have All The Good Times Gone – The Kinks

Doctor! Doctor! – Thompson Twins

Clampdown – The Clash

96 Tears – The Stranglers

Hit The North – The Fall

The Magic Number – De La Soul

19 – Paul Hardcastle

F.E.A.R. – Ian Brown

Die Young Stay Pretty – Blondie

Fight the Power – The Isley Brothers

Still Ill – The Smiths

Panic – The Smiths

There is a Light that Never Goes Out – The Smiths

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