Motivating Music

Five songs to add to a quarantine playlist


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During the times of self-isolation, many are looking for safe ways to entertain themselves. Music can be a good way to brighten moods and pass time. Whether one is going for a lonesome drive or relaxing in their room, these songs can provide the perfect touch to any playlist.

That Way by Lil Uzi Vert:

With a background tune from the throwback song “I Want It That Way” by The Backstreet Boys, this mix of rap with a 1990’s classic can appeal to a variety of listeners. Vert’s signature sound adds a modern twist on the song.

Hurt Somebody by Noah Kehan and Julia Michaels:

This catchy song is a mix between fast paced lyrics and a slower beat. Both up and coming artists exhibit their talents by hitting a range of notes.


This popularly rising song is the most recent from pop-star Rihanna. She finds a new sound while keeping her strong vocals.

Somebody Else by The 1975:

This song provides an alternative, indie feel with a relaxing beat. This is a good way to incorporate different sounds into a playlist.

UCLA by RL Grime, 24hrs:

This throwback from the summer of 2019 brings the nostalgia of good memories. This song can provide hope for another memorable summer in 2020.