CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 38 – Diary of a Self-Isolator 22.4.2020 BLOG 24th April 2020

CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 38 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Wednesday 22nd April 2020

To me music helps enormously when it comes to self-isolation and lockdown. But it’s coming up with new but good playlists that is the hard work.

Last week PPL published the most played tracks on radio, TV and streaming during the last decade, the 2010s. Radio 2 broadcast a programme playing all 40.

The list of that 40 tracks makes a good Covid-19 Lockdown Playlist. After all they are on that playlist due to their popularity. Here is that list. Try them out.

Top Most-Played Songs Of The 2010s:


  1. “Happy” – Pharrell Williams (2013)
  2. “Rolling In The Deep” – Adele (2010)
  3. “Moves Like Jagger” – Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera (2011)
  4. “Get Lucky” – Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers (2013)
  5. “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” – Justin Timberlake (2016)
  6. “I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas (2009)
  7. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars (2014)
  8. “Counting Stars” – OneRepublic (2013)
  9. “Forget You” – CeeLo Green (2010)
  10. “Sex On Fire” – Kings Of Leon (2008)
  11. “Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye featuring Kimbra (2011)
  12. Locked Out Of Heaven” – Bruno Mars (2012)
  13. “Want To Want Me” – Jason Derulo (2015)
  14. “Set Fire To The Rain” – Adele (2011)
  15. “Domino” – Jessie J (2011)
  16. “Just The Way You Are” – Bruno Mars (2010)
  17. “Chasing Cars” – Snow Patrol (2006)
  18. “Rather Be” – Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne (2013)
  19. “Roar” – Katy Perry (2013)
  20. “Wake Me Up” – Avicii (2013)
  21. “Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen (2012)
  22. “Paradise” – Coldplay (2011)
  23. “Payphone” – Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa (2012)
  24. “Use Somebody” – Kings Of Leon (2008)
  25. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson (2011)
  26. “Only Girl (In The World)”- Rihanna (2010)
  27. “Shut Up And Dance” – Walk The Moon (2014)
  28. “She Said” – Plan B (2010)
  29. “Hold Back The River” – James Bay (2014)
  30. “We Are Young” – Fun featuring Janelle Monáe (2011)
  31. “Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake (2013)
  32. “Firework” – Katy Perry (2010)
  33. “Someone Like You” – Adele (2011)
  34. “Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga (2009)
  35. “Drive By” – Train (2012)
  36. “Ghost” – Ella Henderson (2014)
  37. “Next To Me” – Emeli Sandé (2012)
  38. “Shape Of You” – Ed Sheeran (2017)
  39. “Human” – Rag’N’Bone Man (2016)
  40. “Torn” – Natalie Imbruglia (1997)


And what was today all about then?

The controversy about PPE (protective clothing for health workers) keeps going on with claims that the government have not been on the ball. It is reported the EU said we could join them to order some and didn’t. There is all manner of stories where the government have missed opportunities to buy some. The difficulty is for someone like me who just wants to know what’s really going on. What is really true and what has been hyped up for political gain.

There is lots of controversy about testing too. They say there is a shortage of tests. But you see all these testing stations and no one there. Why? May be due to testing and PPE.

Germany seems to have managed the Covid-19 outbreak best in Europe. Australia and New Zealand have done excellently too. May be due to excellent testing and PPE.

I find it frightening how with one act or one statement you can destroy a lifetime of goodwill.

Richard Branson has always been considered a British Treasure in the business world. But over the last week he has suggested the government should bail out his hailing airline with taxpayers’ funds. And suddenly the world has turned on him suggesting he uses some of the billions of his personal finance.

A second planned holiday, this one in Robin Hood’s Bay, has now been cancelled.

Our two grandsons had a boys day with their dad today as mum had to go into school for a very busy day. I think the boys have to work harder under dad, they say he’s stricter. It’s a piece of cake with mum, literally. That’s what they do make cake.

My other two grandchildren naturally did a variety of subjects in home schooling. But they obviously spent a good deal of time putting many of their skills to good use making a Bedtime Story Video each. They had obviously put a lot of effort in. Both were brilliant.

Although the sun shined the wind was cold. But at least no rain.

Me and Mamma’s Day seemed to be a day busy doing nothing. In my case I was writing, writing, writing. Grandson George’s Blog was the main thing. And then researching. Next, I recorded my reading of “The Wonky Donkey” for the Bedtime Story Video. But I got carried away. Mamma said it was over the top and I had to re-record it.

Finally, to relax with a glass of wine (most unusual for us tea totallers, but that’s what lockdown does for you) and watch TV.

No comedy, no travel tonight. Just GPs behind closed doors. That makes a change.





Don’t wait life goes faster than you think


Happiness is…a good mega playlist


Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how popular it remains?


Love is…celebrating everyday life


DAY 18        16 Times – 144 Feet Cumulative Total 2,637 Feet



  1. Happy (From "Despicable Me 2") Pharrell Williams 3:53


Country                 Confirmed cases  Deaths

1              US                          869,172                 49,963

2              Italy                      189,973                 25,549

3              Spain                     213,024                 22,157

4              France                   119,151                 21,340

5              UK                         139,246                 18,791

6              Belgium                42,797                   6,490

7              Germany              153,129                 5,575

8              Iran                       87,026                   5,481

9              China                    82,804                   4,632

10           Netherlands         35,921                   4,192


UK deaths yesterday 638


Global cases         Updated 24 Apr at 07:57 local

Confirmed            2,707,356              +78,829

Deaths                   190,743                 +7,319

Recovered             738,274


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