Isolation Motivation: the ultimate playlist to get you through self-isolation

The recent COVID-19 outbreak in the United Kingdom has led to the Government and Public Health England issuing advice on self-isolation in order to minimise the virus from spreading rapidly. So, for the foreseeable future, no pubs, no clubs, and no Plug and Tubs.

But being by yourself for the next few weeks has the potential to slowly eat away at you. You definitely need some motivational tunes to get you through this; luckily for you, we have a list of the essential tracks that will bring the party directly to your self-isolation zone.

Before we begin, here are a few honourable mentions:


Bee Gees – ‘Stayin’ Alive’

Doja Cat – ‘Say So’

Niall Horan – ‘Nice to Meet Ya’ (Diplo Remix)

Fickle Friends – ‘Pretty Great’

Ed Sheeran ft. Travis Scott – ‘Antisocial’

The perfect song to reflect your mood during the self-isolation period. I mean, the lyric ‘don’t touch me, I came to vibe’ speaks volumes about how COVID-19 has truly dampened the mood of students. This being said, you’ll be definitely cutting shapes to this track.

Corona – ‘Rhythm of the Night’

Did you think that this list wasn’t going to reference Corona at one point? Nevertheless, this is a fantastic throwback that will provide you with an energy ready to fight off your coursework (and any dry coughs or feverish symptoms).

Yves V ft. Ilkay Sencan and Emie – ‘Not So Bad’

Belgian DJ Yves V released the sleeper hit ‘We Got That Cool’ last year, charting at a respectable No.68 in the UK Charts; but he’s back with a bang this year with his new track that heavily samples Dido’s ‘Thank You’. This track has the ability to transform your mood, and the overall message is a positive one – “it’s not so bad”.

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard – ‘Late Night City’

This is one for the glam rockers out there. This quartet hail from Barry Island, South Wales and have already made a significant impact on the indie circuit with their love for denim, Marc Bolan and a good old bassline. Their attitude to music is intoxicating, and listening to this track will infect you with some positive vibes.

Joel Corry – ‘Lonely’

Okay, maybe this is another reference to self-isolation – sorry not sorry. Joel Corry made waves last summer with his track ‘Sorry’, quickly cementing his place within the UK DJ scene and successfully climbing the charts. His latest release brings the same enthusiastic energy and melodic tones that will help you push through the workload.

The Beatles – ‘Here Comes the Sun’

John, Paul, George and Ringo come together for this track and bring you the sunshine we all so crave in our lives right now. It’s arguably the most famous Beatles track of all time, and rightly so; the gentle guitar riff soothes all the troubles away and reminds you of what is on the other side.

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