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A Municipal World COVID-19 isolation playlist

by Municipal World
in Arts and Culture

So many of us are currently stuck at home, searching for a distraction from all the bad news. With that in mind, the staff at Municipal World share some of the songs that are helping them to keep their groove on, together, alone, during this time.

“The Ballroom Blitz” by Sweet

Always puts me in a great mood and it reminds me of Wayne’s World. – Kim Costa, Executive Coordinator

“You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC

The songs remind me of my years in high school and my hometown of Goderich, Ontario. It brings a smile to my face as I loved growing up there and have many fond memories. – Kim Costa, Executive Coordinator

“You Need to Calm Down” by Taylor Swift

The message is good, the music is upbeat, and video is bright and cheerful. For some reason, this song always helps me find my centre, and remind of what matters: those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. And, in a state of emergency, it will take those “calmer heads” to prevail and lead us all out of this to the other side. – Susan Gardner, CEO, Editor, and Publisher

“Raise Your Glass” by P!nk

This is an anthem for authenticity, again with a good message – it’s incredibly danceable, too. Let’s be honest, we all need a reason to get up and move a bit right now. – Susan Gardner, CEO, Editor, and Publisher

“Rootsie & Boopsie (You Are My Sunshine)”
by Papa Winnie

I introduced this song to my son when he was eight and it’s still one of his favorites. – Anthony Gibbons, Vice President

“I Can See Clearly Now” by Jimmy Cliff

An old-school track that never fails to uplift my spirt. There is always clarity after the storm. – Anthony Gibbons, Vice President

“Old Maui” by The Dreadnaughts

I chose this song because it reminds me that we can weather this storm and that this too shall pass. – Jami Jacklyn, Memberships Director

“Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley

This song has never given me up. This song has never let me down. This song has never run around and deserted me. This song has never made me cry. This song has never said goodbye. This song has never told a lie or hurt me. – Taylor Larose, Digital Media Specialist

“What A Man Gotta Do” by Jonas Brothers

Lighthearted and upbeat, this latest release from the Jonas Brothers will almost always have me bopping along. It’s a nice reprieve from the stressors of today. – Cassidy Meath, Assistant Editor

“I Want to Break Free” by Queen

There’s just something about Queen that I can always come back to. Not to mention that while there are lots of ways to interpret the meaning of this song, one of the simpler messages can be taken at face value: I want to break free. – Cassidy Meath, Assistant Editor

“How Soon is Now” by The Smiths

To me, it is a song about the struggles of someone overcoming the inherent shyness that has paralyzed them throughout their life. The lyrics resonate with anyone looking for love in all the wrong places. – Sean Meyer, Senior Content Editor

“Killing Loneliness” by HIM

The song offers a hopeless romanticism about finding new love and offers a cautionary tale about the need to love yourself. It also speaks to how the memories of the past are erased by the new connections we make. – Sean Meyer, Senior Content Editor

“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

Reminds me of sunny days. Something we all need in times like these. – Samadhi Perera, Creative Content Designer

“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

Just the bassline stays stuck in my head. – Samadhi Perera, Creative Content Designer

“Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani

Nothing to do with life right now, but just a fun song. – Rebekah Rickwood, Senior Business Development Associate

“Work It” by Missy Elliott

A song that puts me in a good and uplifted mood. – Rebekah Rickwood, Senior Business Development Associate


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