Who knew the word to be used most often in 2020 would be quarantine? With travel being restricted, social isolation being encouraged – plus states closing down schools and offices; it's leaving many feeling anxious about the uncertainty of the days ahead. Freud suggested that humor is one of the highest forms of defense and he knows a thing or two about the human mind.
So, without further ado – let's dive into the 10 most epic songs to make you laugh through your quarantine.
Survivor by Destiny’s Child
As the world is increasingly self-quarantining or "socially isolating" to prevent community spread; the lyrics to this one are epically funny: "Now that you're outta my life, I'm so much better, You thought that I'd be weak without ya, but I'm stronger." This one is sure to be a fun anthem for your whole family. Especially with words like: "Long as I'm still breathin', not leavin' for no reason."
Are you lonesome tonight by Elvis Presley
Let the king serenade you with this ultimate classic.Are you lonesome tonight,
Do you miss me tonight?
Are you sorry we drifted apart?
I will survive by Gloria Gaynor
This amazing classic is the perfect anthem as you continue to stress over the increasingly chaotic world. "I will survive. Oh, as long as I know how to love, I know I'll stay alive," let these lyrics calm your nervousness, you got this. Pandemic-smandemic.
Locked up by Akon
Slightly dramatic, but still epic just the same. "I'm locked up; they won't let me out. No, they won't let me out" should give you a chuckle. No, none of us are really locked up in our homes, but it's sure going to feel that way over the coming weeks. Take a breath, fire this one up, and know it could be worse. You could literally be in jail. Their food is terrible, and I bet they actually run out of toilet paper.
Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
Press play on this powerhouse of a song and feel that endorphin rush! Lyrics like: "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, stronger; Just me, myself and I" should empower you! Embrace the suck of social isolating with this one.
Right here waiting by Richard Marx
In the mood to sing moodily into your hairbrush? This is the perfect quarantine ballad for you. The lyrics will speak to your socially isolated heart:
Oceans apart day after day
And I slowly go insane
I hear your voice on the line
But it doesn't stop the pain
If I see you next to never
How can we say forever
Wherever you go
Whatever you do
I will be right here waiting for you
Staying alive by the Bee Gees
This awesome song should get you fired up and laughing at the ironic nature of the words to this song.
Whether you're a brother or whether you're a mother
You're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin'
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive
Show me the meaning of being lonely by the Backstreet Boys
This one will have you remembering how amazing the '90s were – and how terrible the fashion was.Show me the meaning of being lonely
Is this the feeling I need to walk with?
Tell me why I can't be there where you are
There's something missing in my heart
All by myself Eric Carmen
Whether it's day one or 7 of your socially isolating quarantine, this one will have you in all the feels and hopefully, the giggles. Pull out that hairbrush again and belt this one out!
All by myself
Don't wanna be
All by myself
And finally, our number one song to make you laugh about your quarantine:
You can’t touch this by MC Hammer
If this one doesn't make you almost spit your quarantini drink in laughter, you need a better sense of humor. With lyrics like: "I told you homeboy u can't touch this, yeah that's how we're livin'," how can you not laugh? Never mind that the chorus being epically perfect for this pandemic: "You can't touch this"! Go ahead, laugh. You know you want to!