CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 13 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 28.3.20

CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 13 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 28.3.20

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DAY 13 Saturday 28th March 2020

You’ll Never Walk Alone tops coronavirus ‘lockdown chart’

Having to self-isolate for what could be 12 weeks, or a year, hopefully no longer, is a big ask and quite stressful if you think about it too much. But music is one of the best soothers. Play music to get you through it, it calms the savage brow.

On Day 13 we finally gave in and had an Amazon Echo delivered. That’s right Alexa, bless her cotton socks, moved in with us, adding an extra dimension to our music, and life.

I already have over 50,000 tracks on my computer downloaded from my vinyl and CD collection. And Mamma knows the answers to almost all really need-to-know things in the world. But we felt the need to keep up. What better time than now to help us through self-isolation.

I’ve not written about music during our self-isolation much, so far. But it is a key ingredient to our lives. Music will provide a soundtrack to accompany us through self-isolation and make it tolerable. It well assist us to cope and create memories about Coronavirus for many years to come, assuming we come out the other side.

Over the next few days, I’m gonna put that right, starting with now!

What are other people listening to? My daughter sent me this article from the BBC website.

You’ll Never Walk Alone by Gerry and the Pacemakers has topped a chart of classic songs that are enjoying renewed popularity amid the coronavirus crisis.

The Official Charts Company’s “lockdown listening list” is based on the tunes that have seen the biggest increases in plays on streaming services this week.

You’ll Never Walk Alone was up 150% after dozens of radio stations came together to play it last Friday.

Tracks by Akon, Frank Ocean and The Police also featured in the top five.

The UK is tuning in to a mixture of “uplifting classics, ‘apocalyptic’ isolation songs and kids’ favourites”, the OCC said.

Akon takes two spots in the top five with his newly relevant hits Locked Up and Lonely.

The Police’s Don’t Stand So Close To Me is in third place, while Frank Ocean’s Lost is at number four.

Elsewhere, REM’s It’s the End of the World as We Know It is at eight, just behind John Lennon’s Imagine, which recently inspired Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot to co-ordinate a star-studded sing-along.

 

Official UK Charts Company’s Lockdown List 1-50

 

POS        TITLE                                                                                                    ARTIST

1              YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE                                                  GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS

2              LOCKED UP                                                                                        AKON

3              DON’T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME                                              POLICE

4              LOST                                                                                                     FRANK OCEAN

5              LONELY                                                                                               AKON

6              MOVE YOUR FEET                                                                          JUNIOR SENIOR

7              IMAGINE                                                                                             JOHN LENNON

8              IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT                REM

9              REACH                                                                                                 S CLUB 7

10           EVERYBODY HURTS                                                                     REM

11           DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME                GEORGE MICHAEL FT ELTON JOHN

12           THREE LITTLE BIRDS                                                                   BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS

13           BEST SONG EVER                                                                            ONE DIRECTION

14           MUSIC SOUNDS BETTER WITH YOU                                      STARDUST

15           WALKING ON A DREAM                                                              EMPIRE OF THE SUN

16           LOVE ON TOP                                                                                    BEYONCE

17           KISS                                                                                                       PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION

18           SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED (I’M YOURS)                          STEVIE WONDER

19           KING                                                                                                     YEARS & YEARS

20           I AM YOUR GUMMY BEAR                                                         GUMMY BEAR

21           SUMMER                                                                                             CALVIN HARRIS

22           CLASSIC                                                                                              MKTO

23           CHEERLEADER (FELIX JAEHN REMIX)                                 OMI

24           AXEL F                                                                                                 CRAZY FROG

25           WHEN WILL MY LIFE BEGIN                                                     MANDY MOORE

26           GANGNAM STYLE                                                                          PSY

27           ELECTRIC FEEL                                                                               MGMT

28           NEW SHOES                                                                                       PAOLO NUTINI

29           TWIST AND SHOUT                                                                        BEATLES

30           HAPPY                                                                                                  PHARRELL WILLIAMS

31           PROUD MARY                                                                                   TINA TURNER

32           CALL ME MAYBE                                                                            CARLY RAE JEPSEN

33           LET’S DANCE TO JOY DIVISION                                                WOMBATS

34           I WANT TO BREAK FREE                                                             QUEEN

35           RIDIN’ SOLO                                                                                       JASON DERULO

36           THE LAZY SONG                                                                              BRUNO MARS

37           STAYIN’ ALIVE                                                                                 BEE GEES

38           JAMMING                                                                                            BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS

39           HIGH                                                                                                     LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY

40           DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT                                 TOPLOADER

41           CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE TONIGHT                     ERNIE SABELLA/JOSEPH WILLIAMS

42           JOLENE                                                                                                DOLLY PARTON

43           DIE YOUNG                                                                                        KESHA

44           A-PUNK                                                                                                VAMPIRE WEEKEND

45           KISS YOU                                                                                            ONE DIRECTION

46           IS THIS LOVE                                                                                     BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS

47           COULD YOU BE LOVED                                                                BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS

48           U CAN’T TOUCH THIS                                                                   MC HAMMER

49           TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS                                        JOHN DENVER

50           9 TO 5                                                                                                   DOLLY PARTON

 

The Official Charts Company used Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and other services to track the fastest-growing catalogue songs this week.

You’ll Never Walk Alone originally featured in the 1945 stage musical Carousel, before Gerry and the Pacemakers’ Merseybeat cover version topped the UK chart in 1963.

This week’s popular children’s songs include I Am Your Gummy Bear by German cartoon character Gummy Bear, and Disney soundtrack songs like Under the Sea and Hakuna Matata, from The Little Mermaid and The Lion King respectively.

Official Charts Company chief executive Martin Talbot said: “The music that we are listening to reflects how we are all coping in different ways – using it to lift our spirits, give us a laugh or bring us together with our families.”

However, figures released earlier this week suggested use of music-streaming apps had declined during the pandemic while radio listening has increased, as fewer people commute and more stay at home.

 

DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…listening to your favourite music

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

– A man who mixes poison ivy with a four-leaf clover will have rash of good luck.

LOVE IS…

Love is… Knowing you will be loved until the end of time.

 TRACK OF THE ISOLATION DAY

  1. You'll Never Walk Alone Gerry & The Pacemakers 2:40

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