So, when the whole Stay at Home thing began, I thought it’d be a snap since I’ve been working from home for the better part of the last two decades.  Of course, there’s a big difference between staying home by choice and staying home by mandate.  Also, as much as they appear to be listening when I speak to them, I do know that my dogs are never going to respond (at least, not in English). 

So, after the first few days (during which time I was thinking it was all gonna be easy peasy, lemon squeezy), I began to go a teensy bit bonkers.  Maybe it was because, having already decided to self-isolate for a couple of weeks, it got turned into a month; or maybe it was because I spent my first 48 hours watching coronavirus updates on tv news channels. 

Whatever it was, I soon embarked on an emotional bell-curve that phased into periods of dismay, bewilderment, paranoia, then panic and fear, and finally, abject terror mixed with a skosh of hysteria; before the anxiety broke (much like a fever), and I got a grip.  After that, I came down the other side, passing through resignation, acceptance, and something resembling relief that finally morphed into wondering what might be coming, next.

Meanwhile, my friend Corri had asked me to make her a playlist, so I decided to have it reflect the moods I was feeling during that first week of self-isolation.  So, here is my Self-Isolation Moods playlist; and should you choose to listen to it, simply click on the link at the bottom of the page.  Also, you can click on the hyperlink in the song-title, to view that song's music video.

“I Know There’s Something Going On”Frida
Something’s Going On (1982)

Good Times’ Theme”TV Tunesters
TV’s Greatest Themes: The ‘70s (2013)

“My House”Flo Rida
My House (2015)

“You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here”The Mothers of Invention
Freak Out! (1966)

“It’s Just Begun”The Jimmy Castor Bunch
It’s Just Begun (1972)

“It’s Not Right but It’s Okay” (Thunderpuss Radio Mix)Whitney Houston
Whitney: The Greatest Hits (2000)

“Toxic” featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard and Tiggers—Mark Ronson
Version (2007)

“Stay at Home” featuring Future—Usher x Zaytoven
A (2018)

“Wash Your Hands”Hovey Benjamin
Wash Your Hands (2019)

“Please Don’t Touch”RAYE
Please Don’t Touch (2019)

“Stand Back”Stevie Nicks
The Wild Heart (1983)

“The Safety Dance”Men Without Hats
Rhythm of Youth (1981)

“How to Save a Life” (New Version)The Fray
How to Save a Life (2005)

“Emergency”Kool & The Gang
Emergency (1984)

“Panic”The Smiths
The World Won’t Listen (1986)

“Staying In”Natalia Mount
Staying In (2019)

“In My Room”Yazoo
Upstairs at Eric’s (1982)

“Bored”Tessa Violet
Bad Ideas (2019)

“Save a Prayer”Duran Duran
Rio (1982)

“Stay Away”Charli XCX
True Romance (2011)

“Under Pressure” (Rah Mix)David Bowie and Queen
Under Pressure (1981)

“Voices Carry”‘Til Tuesday
Voices Carry (1985)

“You Can’t Hide from Yourself”Teddy Pendergrass
Teddy Pendergrass (1977)

“Going Out of My Head”La Lupe
The Two Sides of La Lupe (1968)

“Losing My Mind”Liza Minnelli
Results (1989)

“Bullet with Butterfly Wings”Smashing Pumpkins
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)

“Eve White Eve Black” (Live at the Royal Albert Hall)Siouxsie & The Banshees
Nocturne (1983)

“Shake It Out”Florence + The Machine
Ceremonials (2011)

“Doing the Unstuck”The Cure
Wish (1992)

“(Don’t Worry) If There’s a Hell Below We’re All Gonna Go” (Single Edit)Curtis Mayfield
Curtis (1970)

“Safe from Harm”Massive Attack
Blue Lines (1991)

“Keep Yourself Alive”Queen
Queen (1975)

“Telephone”Chaka Khan
The Woman I Am (1992)

“It’s Alright”Pet Shop Boys
Introspective (1988)

“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”Kelly Clarkson
Stronger (2011)

“Dancing on My Own”Robyn
Body Talk, Pt. 1 (2010)

“A Lot of Living to Do”Nancy Wilson
Broadway – My Way (1963)

“I’m Still Here”Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch at Liberty (2002)

“What About Us”P!nk
Beautiful Trauma (2017)

“Rolling in the Deep” (The Aretha Version)Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics (2014)

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What a fantastic idea! Ppl have been asking for playlists but this is the ultimate in covid stay at home playlists! Safety dance! Cracks me up but so perfect!
By Jeneva