My Quarantine Playlist

Since I was just in the New York City area packing up my dorm, my mom has put our entire family under a two-week quarantine, so I've been looking for different things to do while I'm stuck in the house. One of my favorite past times is making playlists on Spotify; I love coming up with silly names and knowing that I can always come back and listen to it later on. I am also a big fan of late-night dance parties in my bedroom when everyone else in the house is sleeping. With my headphones on, music blasting, I forget about everything for awhile and just dance around my room to the point of hurting myself by stubbing my toe on the dresser or tripping over the crap on my floor.


So here is a list of some songs that I have on my newly-created "social-distancing songs" that are helping me enjoy my time stuck inside, and hopefully they will do the same for you.

  1. 1. Maniac - Conan Gray

    This song is just really fun, and I think Conan Gray has a great voice. I remember listening to this song on New Year’s Eve with my friends, and it was such a happy moment that I try to relive every time I listen to it.

  2. 2. Go To Town - Doja Cat

    I am currently obsessed with Doja Cat. Sorry, I tend to be a little late with music trends, but that doesn’t change the fact that her music is awesome. This is one of my favorite songs of hers, and her Hot Pink album is amazing as well.

  3. 3. Smile - Mikky Ekko

     I remember looking up Mikky Ekko after he did “Stay” with Rihanna and finding this song. It’s sort of depressing, but the title is a great reminder that we need to try and smile during this hard time.

  4. 4. You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates

    I’m a big Hall & Oates fan, and this is probably my favorite song of theirs. There are few songs in the world that make me want to immediately get up and dance, and this is one of them. And if you haven’t noticed yet, I think dancing is the healthiest way of expressing myself, so this song brings out the best in me.

  5. 5. A Kiss - The Driver Era

     Everyone remembers Ross Lynch from “Austin & Ally” and “Teen Beach Movie” (if you were still into Disney Channel at that time). Now, him and his brother, Rocky, have their own group called The Driver Era. I was supposed to see them in concert this April, but instead I will just have to dance around my room to this song, pretending like I’m in Webster Hall.

  6. 6. Any Man of Mine - Shania Twain

    I have a soft spot for country music because it's huge in my hometown of Pittsburgh. Shania Twain is the one of the most well-known pop-country artists, so I thought I would include one of her songs with the hopes that more people could relate to this playlist. It’s also a really fun song.

  7. 7. #GETITRIGHT - Miley Cyrus

    Off of her “Bangerz” album, #GETITRIGHT is a banger, for lack of better words. Some would argue that this was one of her best albums, and I would have to agree simply because of how much I love this song.

  8. 8. Push It To The Limit - Corbin Bleu

     If you know me at all, you know that I am a huge "High School Musical" fan, so of course I had to shout out one of my favorite cast members, Corbin Bleu. “Jump In!” another classic DCOM (Disney Channel Original Movie) produced this song, and it always gets me pumped up.

  9. 9. Motivation - Normani

    Normani is probably the most-talented member to come out of Fifth Harmony (I said what I said), and this song is proof. Watching Normani dance to “Motivation” just makes me want to dance, although my moves are nowhere near as good as hers.

  10. 10. American Girl - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

    One of my all-time favorite songs, “American Girl” is the other song that makes me immediately begin to dance upon hearing it. The beat is infectious, and who doesn’t love Tom Petty?

This playlist is still small because I just started it this week, so these are most of the songs that are currently on there. But if you want to follow me on Spotify (c.a.blaha), I promise more will be added over the next few weeks, or until I don't have to dance around my room by myself anymore. I hope everyone is safe and healthy and at home. And if you need a little pick me up, try making your own playlist (or listening to mine) and dancing around the house; it always helps to cheer me up.