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Quarantine Chronicles: A Playlist For Every Mood!


Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive!

Throughout the past 4 weeks of my self-isolation journey, I have went through every single mood imaginable. To be honest, I really did not think staying at home would be this big of an emotional rollercoaster. Working from home seemed like such a luxurious concept just a month ago, but in reality, we are at home, trying to work in spite of all the chaos.

One thing I’ve learned during this unprecedented time is that there is no correct way to feel right now. From all the cancelled plans to uncertainties surrounding our future, every single aspect of our lives have changed. If there’s a time where we need a playlist for all the emotions we’ve been feeling, it’s now!

Check out my “Playlists For Every Quarantine Mood” below:

Happy Playlist:

Jason Mraz – “I’m Yours”

Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes”

Maroon 5, SZA – “What Lovers Do”

Jason Mraz – “Lucky”
Katrina and the Waves – “Walking on Sunshine”

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”

Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”

Smash Mouth – “All Star”

Earth, Wind & Fire – “September”

Cyndi Lauper – “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

Modest Mouse – “Float On”

Chill/Relaxing Playlist:

Sam Smith – “To Die For”

Changes – “Lauv”

Surfaces – “Good Day”

H.E.R feat. Daniel Caesar – “Best Part (feat. Daniel Caesar)”

Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt – “Super Rich Kids”

Tracy Chapman – “Fast Car”

Michael Kiwanuka – “Cold Little Heart”

The Cars – “Drive”

Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer”

Inspiring/Hopeful Playlist:

The Cranberries – “Dreams”

Explosions In the Sky – “First Breath After Coma”

Michael Kiwanuka – “You Ain’t The Problem”

Explosions In the Sky – “First Breath After Coma”

College & Electric Youth – “A Real Hero”

SG Lewis – “Warm”

U2 – “City of Blinding Lights”

M83 – “Midnight City”

Coldplay – “A Sky Full of Stars”

Kings of Leon – “Use Somebody”

Dreaming of Summer Playlist

Antônio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra – “The Girl From Ipanema”

Camila Cabello, Young Thug – “Havana (feat. Young Thug)”

Michael Franks – “Summer In New York”

The Chainsmokers – “Paris”

Don Henley – “The Boys of Summer”

Coldplay – “Adventure of a Lifetime”

Gwen Stefani – “Summer”

Friendly Fires – “Paris (Aeroplane Remix)”

Nostalgic Playlist

Grouplove – “Tongue Tied”

Goldroom, Chela, Oxford – “Fifteen”

CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share”

David Morales – “Here I Am”

Owl City – “Fireflies”

The Buggles – “Video Killed The Radio Star”

Train – “Hey, Soul Sister”

The Killers – “Mr. Brightside”

Magic! – “Rude”

Neon Trees – “Animal”

Hot Chelle Rae – “Tonight Tonight”

Capital Cities – “Safe And Sound”

Wayne Wonder – “No Letting Go”

All the Feels/Moody Playlist

The Band Perry – “If I Die Young”

Ed Sheeran – “Photograph”

Ed Sheeran – “The A Team”

Kendrick Lamar, Zacari – “LOVE. FEAT. ZACARI.”

Adele – “When We Were Young”

Lewis Capaldi – “Someone You Loved”

Khalid – “Coaster”


The Fray – “How to Save a Life”

Drake – “Marvin’s Room”

Dean Lewis – “Be Alright”

Beast Mode Playlist

Diddy, Skylar Grey – “Coming Home”

Kanye West – “Power”

K’Naan – “Wavin’ Flag”

Lupe Fiasco – “The Show Goes On”

Too $hort – “Blow the Whistle”

Ludacris – “My Chick Bad”

Ludacris – “Move”

Jay Z, feat. Linkin Park “Numb/Encore”

Meek Mill, Drake “Going Bad (feat. Drake)”

‘Dem Oldies But Goodies Playlist

Roxette – “The Look”

Queen – “Radio Ga Ga”

Kim Carnes – “Bette Davis Eyes”

Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”

Otis Redding – “My Girl”

Paul Simon – “You Can Call Me Al”

Air Supply – “All Out of Love”

Foo Fighters – “Learn to Fly”

My fiancé has a record player that is perfect for moments when we just want to enjoy the nostalgic feeling of listening to some of the classic records from our vinyl collection – Paul Simon, Bill Withers, Otis Redding, and more. We are both music enthusiasts at heart.

What are some of the songs you’ve been jamming to?

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