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ALEXANDER HONG | SENIOR STAFF

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APRIL 29, 2020

For some of us, these last few weeks at home have been a whirlwind. Whether you’re teaching your dog how to drive (jokingly, of course) or fretting about the state of your toilet paper supply, somehow life still manages to make itself interesting. So, if you’re just bored in the house or getting hyped for a Zoom workout session, here’s a playlist for all your quarantine moods.

“wash your hands” – Sad Alex, Gnash, Roken

The title says it all wash your hands, people! This fun and lighthearted tune is cute, catchy and perfectly reflective of the current circumstances.

“Breakfast in the Park” – Scotty Sire

You’ve been dreaming about the day you can walk about freely with your friends again. This song is upbeat and hopeful, a promise that you’ll be able to go out and enjoy the simple things we used to take for granted someday soon.

“I Will Survive” – Gloria Gaynor

These are desperate times, and it’s easy to feel despair when the going gets hard. So, here’s a reminder that you will get through these tough times!

“Bored in the House” – Tyga, Curtis Roach

Living room, kitchen, backyard, bathroom — there are only so many places one can exist in the house. No matter where you migrate to, or what you do, sometimes this is just the mood.

“Mask Off” – Future

This one’s purely for the memes. Being cooped up all day can make you feel a bit angsty and rebellious, so cue this song and just bop it out. If you do happen to be out and about, remember to wear a mask to keep yourself and others safe!

“For Now” – Lauv

For those of you in long-distance relationships, quarantine can be especially tough — Lauv definitely gets it. But, there’s still a lot you can do to show your love for one another! Remember, it’s just for now.

“24 / 7 / 365” – Surfaces

You’re feeling relaxed, it’s a peaceful day and you’re just vibin’. Today, quarantine life doesn’t seem so bad and this song perfectly channels beach feels. Play it all day, every day to make it feel like you’re chillin’ on the beach somewhere.

“Savage” – Megan Thee Stallion

If you’ve been spending a lot of time on TikTok, this one’s for you. It’s one of the most signature sounds on TikTok and quite the power song. Sometimes, you just need Megan Thee Stallion to remind you what a boss you are.

“Physical” – Dua Lipa

It’s time to get up and get moving! Whether you’re going for a run or doing one of Chloe Ting’s ab workouts, this is the perfect song to get yourself pumped and ready to move those muscles.

“Beautiful Soul” – Jesse McCartney

This one’s a classic throwback. If you’re feeling under the weather, there’s nothing like the sweet sound of Jesse McCartney’s voice to make you feel better.

“Good Old Days” – Macklemore, Kesha

You’re missing the good old days prequarantine and wishing you appreciated it more before. Hopefully, when we come out of this we’ll remember to cherish every single moment!

“Graduation” – Benny Blanco, Juice Wrld

Hey, graduating seniors! This song is perfect for reminiscing about all the good and bad times you spent together with your peers, professors, GSIs and friends.

“Home” – Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors, Bebe Rexha

These difficult times are stressful and can be especially challenging. This song reminds us of how special it is to be able to be home with family and loved ones. For those of us who can’t be with family and are missing them a little extra today, this one really hits home.

“Count On Me” – Bruno Mars

Despite being far away from each other, the bond between you and your pals is as strong as ever. That warm feeling that comes from having a supportive group of friends? It’s still there, and no one sings about it better than Bruno Mars. Remember to reach out to your people and remind them that they can count on you, no matter what!

“1999” – Charli XCX, Troye Sivan

Ah, you really wish you could go back in time to when all was well. But alas, all we can do is jam it out with Charli XCX and Troye Sivan.

“Sweatpants” – Lauv

Being home 24/7 also means wearing sweatpants 24/7. While it’s not really about sitting around in sweatpants all day, this song has a fun, laid-back beat. Plus, the title perfectly sums up our quarantine outfit.

“Last day” – Shallou

This relaxing song doesn’t have lyrics and has a soothing effect on its listeners. You’re feeling particularly centered today — early morning yoga, anyone?

“i’m so sad” – Gnash 

Sometimes, this whole situation just has you feeling really, really sad. It’s okay, Gnash gets it and he tells it like it is.

“Toosie Slide” – Drake

And finally, we have another TikTok classic. Honestly, if you haven’t tried out Drake’s Toosie Slide challenge, have you really been in quarantine long enough?

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APRIL 29, 2020


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