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Top 40 Pandemic Playlist

Top 20 Songs for Social Distancing

One benefit of sheltering at home is it gives you more time to listen to music, but the trick is finding the right songs for a pandemic playlist.

The Closer I Get to You by Roberta Flack doesn’t work. Neither does I Want to Hold Your Hand by the Beatles.

But Don’t Stand So Close to Me by The Police works beautifully, as does Behind the Mask by Michael Jackson.

So if you’ve been having trouble putting together an appropriate playlist, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve done the work for you! Below you will find The Ultimate Top 20 Social Distancing Playlist for your listening pleasure.

But wait, there’s more! We’ve also included list of Top 10 tunes for when the pandemic passes. Enjoy!

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The Ultimate Top 20 Social Distancing Playlist

  1. Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
  2. A Little Bit of Soap – The Jarmels
  3. Walk This Way – Aerosmith
  4. From a Distance – Bette Midler
  5. Solitary Man – Neil Diamond
  6. Hand in Glove – The Smiths
  7. Only the Lonely – Roy Orbison
  8. Long Distance Operator – Bob Dylan and the Band
  9. Keep Your Hands to Yourself – Georgia Satellites
  10. Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
  11. Stayin’ Alive – The Bee Gees
  12. Locomotive Breath – Jethro Tull
  13. Lonely People – America
  14. So Far Away – Carole King
  15. Homeward Bound – Simon & Garfunkel
  16. Back Home Again – John Denver
  17. Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis
  18. Shelter – Lone Justice
  19. Mama, I’m Coming Home – Ozzy
  20. Our House – CSNY


Top 10 Post-Pandemic Playlist

  1. Touch Me in the Morning – Diana Ross
  2. Together Again – Buck Owens
  3. So Happy Together – The Turtles
  4. Back in my Arms Again – The Supremes
  5. Get Together – The Youngbloods
  6. Lean on Me – Bill Withers
  7. Close to You – The Carpenters
  8. Close Enough for Love – Tony Bennett
  9. Breathe – Faith Hill
  10. Do You Want to Touch Me? – Joan Jett

What songs would you add to these lists?


Jay Reeves is author of The Most Powerful Attorney in the World. He practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. Now he writes and speaks at CLEs, keynotes and in-firm presentations on lawyer professionalism and well-being. He runs Your Law Life LLC, a training and consulting company that helps lawyers add purpose, profits and peace of mind to their practices. Contact or 919-619-2441.


About the Author

Jay Reeves

Jay Reeves practiced law in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was Legal Editor at Lawyers Weekly and Risk Manager at Lawyers Mutual. He is the author of The Most Powerful Attorney in the World, a collection of short stories from a law life well-lived, which as the seasons pass becomes less about law and liability and more about loss, love, longing, laughter and life's lasting luminescence.

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