Music is the universal language. Whether you’re sad, angry, excited, or anxious, there’s always a song for what you’re going through.
Right now, as we’re facing a difficult time, when we’re not binge watching television shows or hanging with our families, we’re most likely laying in our beds and listening to music.
While these 7 songs in full length may not relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, certain lyrics in the song definitely do.
- Don’t Show Up – Dua Lipa
“Don’t show up. Don’t come out. Don’t start caring about me now. Walk away. You know how. Don’t start caring about me now.”
Although this song is infamous on TikTok, through the “180” dance, these lyrics can really relate to how we’re feeling about this social isolation thing.
As much as you care and love your friends, that’s what FaceTime is for, and phone calls/texting. If you really care about those you love, then you can wait a few weeks to get coffee or go to your favorite park.
There’s always at least one person insisting on hanging out, and if you’re the type that usually caves, send them this article, and tell them to read these lyrics. It’s better for the both of you not to show up anywhere at the moment, trust me.
Don’t come out, unless it’s for food, water, or necessities. If you’re able to stay home, please do.
2. Take A Hint – Victoria Justice & Liz Gillies
“You think that we should hookup, but I think that we should not.”
Tinder, Bumble, and dating apps in general are a great way for people to meet a possible significant other. However, when there’s currently a pandemic going around the globe, meeting up with a stranger from a dating app may not be the best thing to do at the moment.
I say wait a few months. Have an online movie date with them, if need be. As far as I’m aware, Skype has a screen sharing feature, so you can most likely watch a movie on Netflix or Hulu at the same time. It will literally just be a Netflix and chill, without the funny business.
This way, you stay safe, they stay safe, and then once all of this is over, you can go out for a proper cup of coffee or out to a nice restaurant. Just be vigilant, and if the other one is trying to push things further, just tell them to take a hint. Your health is worth more than putting yourself in possible danger.
3. Rum N’ Tequila – John K.
“My life sucks a little when you’re oceans away. Stuck here and I’m feeling like I can’t catch a break.”
So, you’re stuck at home for 14 days while your town is in quarantine. I know, I know. There’s only so much that you can do without getting bored. So many Netflix shows, movies, and so many songs that you can bear without going crazy.
Well, how about doing something that you’ve never done before. If you’re not a writer, then try to write a creative poem, or a short story. You never know. It could turn into a huge hit if you publish it online.
If you like to watch shows, such as: Dancing With the Stars of SYTYCD, then create a dance of your own. Whether you follow a TikTok dance trend, or start free styling to your favorite song, get creative. Then, FaceTime your best friend or significant other, and show them what you got.
Also, charades and board games are always a great way to pass the time with the ones you love. You’re only stuck if you put that negative energy out there. I guarantee you that if you grab a notepad and write down a list of things you’ve never done, you can come up with some really cool indoor activities.
4. We’re All In This Together – High School Musical Cast
“We’re all in this together, and it shows, when we stand hand in hand… make our dreams come true.”
That’s it. The trend is coming back when we need it the most! Ashley Tisdale recently posted a TikTok of herself doing the choreography to the Disney Channel original movie, High School Musical. Earlier today, Vanessa Hudgens followed in Tisdale’s footsteps, and did her own little wine dance to the song.
Then, Bart Johnson (Coach Bolton) and KayCee Stroh (Martha) also posted a TikTok, duetting Tisdale, and dancing to the song. If the cast who hasn’t acted together in years could come together and do this, then we truly need to believe in unity. The lyrics are true. We are all in this together, and although we shouldn’t be standing hand in hand at the moment (six feet apart from one another, at the very least), we need to support one another and stop hoarding necessities.
There are 7 billion people in this world, and only so many supplies to go around. We need to have kindness and compassion in our heart, so that we can defeat this virus together.
5. We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus
“It’s our party. We can do what we want. It’s our party… We can kiss who we want.”
This one just highlights how ignorant teenagers are being towards the severity of this virus. Recently, Miami Beach closed down due to the public gathering hazards. The government officials of Miami wanted to take proper precaution and ensure that the transmission of the virus wouldn’t spread any further.
However, like the rebellious teenagers they are, many didn’t listen. According to them, they weren’t going to have their precious Spring break ruined by a virus that “wouldn’t even affect them”. So, they went and partied on the beach, without a care in the world.
While it may be true that the virus doesn’t appear to affect healthy teens as much, they’re not thinking of their parents or grandparents. They’re being selfish and thinking about how they need to have the “best spring break of their lives”. Meanwhile, they could feel perfectly fine, and then after they get home from their vacation, they could start showing symptoms, and spread it to their elders.
Viruses act as a domino effect, and those teens that are defying the rules need to realize the severity of it. As of recently, anyone that is caught on prohibited beaches will receive a hefty fine, and may even spend up to 60 days in jail.
Be smart. I promise that your vacation can wait until this whole situation settles down.
6. Umbrella – Rihanna
“Now that it’s raining more than ever, know that we’ll still have each other. You can stand under my umbrella. You can stand under my umbrella.”
Whether you’re quarantined with your best friend, your family, etc, now is the best time to spend every moment with them. Show them how much you care about them, and send heartfelt messages to those that aren’t able to be with you at the moment.
Fear-Mongering is becoming a real thing, and the more we’re able to stay calm and remain cautious, the better it will be. Rules are in place for a reason, and if you can help ease the mind of those around you, then they can do the same for others, and so on.
Make sure to check in on the ones closest to you, and help those that need it the most. If your grandmother is about to leave to get groceries, and you’re able to drive, offer to go get them for her. This way, you lessen her risk of contracting the virus, and you’ll show that you care.
A lot of people think that money is the key to a happy life, but kindness and love surpass anything materialistic.
7. Wide Awake – Katy Perry
“I’m wide awake. And now it’s clear to me, that everything you see, ain’t always what it seems.”
Due to this pandemic, everyone is acting out of fear. While it’s true that this is serious, we should be acting rationally, instead of irrationally. Pay attention to new updates, and listen for what your county mayor has to say. However, don’t spend all of your time reading COVID-19 articles and watching the news, because that’s only going to make things worse.
Also, be careful with where you get your information from. Last week, a hashtag was trending on Twitter, where a CBS News article stated that 40-70% of the world’s population would be infected by the COVID-19 virus. The internet was absolutely losing their minds, and making things worse in terms of scrambling for food, toilet paper, and going absolutely insane.
However, the article clearly states that it was just a projection. This means that this is just a prediction, or a rough calculation. There is no clear, hard evidence to confirm it — therefore, making it just a theory.
Please make sure that if you read something online, that you read it all the way through. If it’s through an unknown news company, or if they don’t have any credible sources, then don’t believe it unless ABC, NBC, or a reliable news company confirms it.
Remember, we’re all in this together. COVID-19, you’re going down.