The Best Mix Playlist For A Lonely Friend In Quarantine


This quarantine is affecting everyone differently. Some people have become highly skilled at Fortnite, others have learned how to make macaroni necklaces for their entire family, and some have become professional bounty hunters in search of Carol Baskin’s missing husband. But others have struggled with anxiety, depression, and losing loved ones. It’s a bizarre and surreal time in human history. But as we all know, music has a profound way of affecting people. So if you know someone who may be struggling (let’s be honest, everyone is struggling in one way or another) pay some good juju forward and make them a playlist.

Check out some of our recommendations for a playlist to lift your loved one’s spirits.

Through The Glass - Nina Storey- Sometimes a little validation goes a long way. And knowing you’re not alone in how you’re feeling is a big deal. But so is a double shot of hope. Check out this new single that will have you singing along to this love note to humanity.

The Middle- Jimmy Eat World- Proving we all don’t have to get naked at parties to find our soulmate. Or better yet, if you’re alone, in quarantine, startup that nudist colony with passion.

Rise Up- Andra Day- Feel the movement of mountains in this powerful piece. Sing along and channel your inner soul singer.

Hold On-Good Charlotte- A powerful, poignant, and a heart-felt anthem about loneliness and getting through it to see better times.

Bishop’s Knife Trick-Fall Out Boy- This is a great song for thinking about a finish line. Dig in for the duration but know there is a light at the end of this masked tunnel.

I Wanna Get Better-Bleachers- What a great honest song about being broken, vulnerable, and ready for life to get better. This song lives in an anthemic ethos.

Soldier-Gavin Degraw- You can’t help but just start swaying when you listen to this song. Plus the music video features people who are doing good things. Real stories always feel good.

Bohemian Rhapsody-Queen- I mean, come on. If you don’t enjoy listening to this song, you might be a drone from another universe. And if that’s the case, can you please share your technology for curing all that ails us. 

Eleven Songs To Put You In A Better Mood Than The One You’re In Now


By this point, most people are beginning to feel the fatigue of the quarantine. If you haven’t been affected by the virus itself, the challenges of isolation have most likely set in. If you find yourself down, try checking out these tried and true happy tunes to help boost your spirits. There’s no magic bullet, but these songs have been making feel empowered and uplifted for years.

  1. "Happy," Pharrell (2013): You can’t help but dance around like an eight-year-old at a bar mitzvah when you hear this song.
  2. "Better Be Good to Me," Tina Turner (1984): And here, you’re guaranteed to have a new swagger when listening. Even if you’re not wearing a leather skirt.
  3. "Blessed," Elton John (1995): He promises us we are blessed. Everyone needs to hear this right about now.
  4. "Neutron Dance," Pointer Sisters (1983): Sideways hop-dancing, check. Big bangs, check. Shoulder pads, check. What more does a person need?
  5. "24K Magic," Bruno Mars (2016): Now just go find that gold chain.
  6. "Rainbow," Kacey Musgraves (2018): if it isn’t Kermit The Frog telling us about the importance of rainbows, it’s this woman. 
  7. "Good as Hell," Lizzo (2016): Put your hand to the sky and testify with this and add another, “I’ll have another!”
  8. "I Feel for You," Chaka Khan (1984): Does anyone else remember their first crush when they hear this song? Asking for a friend.
  9. "You Make My Dreams," Daryl Hall and John Oates (1980): These two will forever and ever make a person dance like a teenager. Braces and acne may be a side effect but well worth the groove-on you will promptly receive.
  10. "Don't Stop Me Now," Queen (1978): Ok, so this one is for use inside the house, outside the house if you are alone or accompanied by a dog that has been thoroughly washed and is willing to be your dance partner.
  11. Rapper’s Delight- Sugar Hill Gang (1979)- The song that started it all. We all have permission to be groovy when this is on. Do it now, I dare you to not shake your tailfeather.