20 Feet Beats :: Quaran”tunes” to Keep Us From Going Quar-insane

Disclaimer :: We 100% understand the severity of the situation we are all facing. Here are six tips for talking to your kids about COVID-19, but while we are homebound, we know many of us mamas and kids alike are feeling a bit anxious and since some studies have shown that music can quell anxiety, we wanted to share this list with you today.

It’s absolute madness surrounding us at the present moment, and I confess it has my anxiety through the roof at this point. Everywhere we turn, bad news is following us and a virus is plaguing us. We have been asked as a nation to keep social distance and to stay home, and it was announced on Friday that schools in Louisiana have closed down for a month. The unknown is stressful, y’all!

I know, as a mama, I need to keep going – even in the chaos. I am going to use this time trapped indoors with my boys not to panic but to stay as positive as I can. We will be playing board games, talking, watching movies, reading books, spring cleaning and getting to simple, mundane chores that we don’t always have time for because we are constantly on the go. We will be using this time to SLOW DOWN and appreciate our lives for what they are now. We will keep our eyes open for the blessings that we may have been taking for granted. We will be learning so many lessons. I will try not to despair and I’m hoping to encourage my little ones and loved ones to do the same.

Did you know that MUSIC helps to relieve stress and combat high levels of anxiety? It provides distraction from depression and both soothes and awakens the soul. It’s also been scientifically proven to improve moods which boosts the immune system and one’s overall well-being. Rita Wilson inspired me to create a Quarantine Playlist to “tune” out the chaos and I thought, while we’re stuck 20 feet away from everybody, why not share it here?!

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20 Feet Beats: Coronavirus Quarantunes

Warning: Some songs are Parental Advisory, those are best played over the headphones while you Lysol!

Corona Virus- Lil Nix
U Can’t Touch This- MC Hammer
Hold On – Wilson Phillips
Don’t Stand So Close to Me- The Police
The Safety Dance – Men Without Hats
It’s The End of the World As We Know It – R.E.M.
So Fresh, So Clean – OutKast
Work From Home (Feat Ty Dolla $ign) – Fifth Harmony
Locked Up- Akon
Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely- Backstreet Boys
Get Your Roll On – Big Tymers (An Ode to Toilet Paper)
Roll Out (My Business)- (Again, TP)
Rollin’ With My Homies – Coolio (See Above)
Rollin’ – Limp Bizkit (See Above x 2)
Toxic – Britney Spears
I Will Survive- Gloria Gaynor
Wipe Me Down – Lil Boosie
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Never Scared – Bone Crusher
Alive – Pearl Jam
All By Myself – Celine Dion
Hand in My Pocket – Alanis Morissette
Down With The Sickness – Disturbed
Fever – Peggy Lee
You Make Me Sick – Pink
Dancing With Myself – Billy Idol
Out of Touch- Hall & Oates
Alone – Heart
Hands Clean – Alanis Morissette
Rescue Me – Madonna
Just the Two Of Us – Will Smith
(You Drive Me) Crazy- Britney Spears
Till The World Ends – Britney Spears
Zombie – The Cranberries
Beautiful Life – Ace of Base
Livin’ on the Edge – Aerosmith
Let’s All Get Drunk – Afroman
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Uninvited – Alanis Morissette
Killing Me Softly With His Song – The Fugees
Better Off Alone – Alice DJ
Man in the Box – Alice in Chains
Move Along – The All- American Rejects
Breathe (2 AM)- Anna Nalick
I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
Keep Holding On – Avril Lavigne
If I Die Young – The Band Perry
Don’t Worry Baby – The Beach Boys
Poison – Bell Biv Devoe
Hard to Handle – The Black Crowes
One Way or Another – Blondie
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
Rapture – Blondie
End of the Road – Boyz 2 Men
Breath – Breaking Benjamin
Dancing in the Dark – Bruce Springsteen
Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
The Distance – Cake
Dancing On My Own – Calum Scott
Dancing On My Own – Robyn
Far Behind – Candlebox
Cover Me – Candlebox
Jesus Take the Wheel – Carrie Underwood
Everytime We Touch – Cascada
Closer (feat Halsey) – The Chainsmokers
How Long – Charlie Puth
Send the Pain Below – Chevelle
Sweat – Chris Ardoin
My Own Prison – Creed
Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
Close to Me – The Cure
(I Just) Died in Your Arms – Cutting Crew
Gotta Get Thru This – Daniel Bedingfield
I’m a Survivor – Reba McEntire
China Girl – David Bowie
Did I Shave My Legs For This? – Deana Carter
Lose My Breath- Destiny’s Child
Say It Ain’t So – Weezer
Survivor – Destiny’s Child
Money In The Grave – Drake
Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake
In My Feelings – Drake
Antisocial – Ed Sheehan & Travis Scott
Take Me Home Tonight – Eddie Money
I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues – Elton John
Cleanin’ Out My Closet – Eminem
The Final Countdown – Europe
Bring Me To Life – Evanescence
Point of No Return – Expose
Make Me Better (feat Ne- Yo) – Fabolous
Big Girls Don’t Cry – Fergie
Lonely – Akon
Paralyzer – Finger Eleven
She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
Night Fever – Bee Gees
You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson
All Around Me – Flyleaf
That’s Life – Frank Sinatra
How To Save A Life – The Fray
In My House – Mary Jane Girls
All Right Now – Free
Hemorrhage (In My Hands) – Fuel
Humpin’ – The Gap Band
I Think I’m Paranoid – Garbage
Not Falling Apart – Maroon 5
Invisible Touch – Genesis
Faith – George Michael
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me – George Michael & Elton John
Sign of the Times – Harry Styles
Intoxicated – Martin Solveig
Alone – Heart
If I Could Turn Back Time – Cher
Die Another Day – Madonna
Come Clean – Hilary Duff
Be Ok – Ingrid Michaelson
Nasty – Janet Jackson
Control – Janet Jackson
It’s Good to Know I’m Alive -Jennifer Love Hewitt
Who Will Save Your Soul – Jewel
I’m Alright – Jo Dee Messina
Waiting On the World to Change – John Mayer
World War 3 – Ruth B
Burnin’ Up – Jonas Brothers
No Air – Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown
Pray For Me -The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar
Only God Knows Why – Kid Rock
It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over – Lenny Kravitz
Dancing On The Ceiling – Lionel Richie
I Alone – Live
Move B**** – Ludacris
Harder to Breather – Maroon 5
Bouncin’ Back – Mystikal
Mad World (feat. Gary Jules) – Michael Andrew
Blame It On the Boogie – The Jacksons
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Throw It Back – Missy Elliot
Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Those Days) – Monica
Danger – Mystical
So Sick – Ne-Yo
Hot in Herre – Nelly
Step By Step – New Kids on the Block
Hangin’ Tough – New Kids on the Block
You Get What You Give – New Radicals
Savin’ Me – Nickelback
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Good Life – OneRepublic
Misery Business – Paramore
Every Time You Go Away – Hall & Oates
In the Air Tonight – Phil Collins
Stranded – Plumb
Feel It Still – Portugal, The Man
Dilemma (feat Kelly Rowland) – Nelly
Controversy – Prince
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
Betta Watch Yo Self – Problem
Breathe – The Prodigy
Breathe and Stop – Q-Tip
Here Without You – 3 Doors Down
Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
Trouble – Ray Lemontagne
Shelter – Ray Lemontagne
Run Away – Real McCoy
Right Here Waiting – Richard Marx
Should’ve Known Better – Richard Marx
Just Fine – Mary J. Blige
SOS – Rihanna
Joy and Pain – Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock
I Don’t Want to Talk About It – Rod Stewart
Sweat – Snoop Dogg & David Guetta
A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
Possession – Sarah McLachlan
Money Don’t Matter 2Night – Prince
Beat It – Sean Kingston
How Do I Live – LeAnn Rimes
Closing Time – Semisonic
Let The Music Play -Shannon
In My Blood – Shawn Mendes
Alive – Sia
Misery – Maroon 5
It Ain’t My Fault – Silkk the Shocker
Stressed Out – Twenty One Pilots
I Ran – A Flock of Seagulls
Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
Awake and Alive – Skillet
When I’m Gone – 3 Doors Down
Doin’ Time – Sublime
Back to Life – Soul II Soul
Live Your Life – T.I.
It’s a Great Day to Be Alive – Travis Tritt
Dead and Gone – T.I.
Shout – Tears for Fears
The Kill (Bury Me) – 30 Seconds to Mars
I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany
By Myself – Ying Yang Twins
You Don’t Know How it Feels – Tom Petty
Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
Headstrong – Trapt
Paranoid – Ty Dolla $ign
Canned Heat – Jamiroquai
I Will Follow You Into The Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever – ZAYN & Taylor Swift
I Feel it Coming – The Weeknd
Take My Breath Away – Berlin
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life -Bill Medley & Jennifer Warner

My prayers and virtual hugs are with all of you!

Heather Westbrook
Heather is "Mom, Mama, Mommy" to her 15-year-old son Camiron, 8-year-old-son Owen, and 9-month-old baby Griffin. She was born in Eunice, Louisiana and has lived in New York, Alabama, and Lake Charles, Louisiana before settling in Baton Rouge 5 years ago. She is a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a former Flight Attendant who graduated from FAE in Orlando, Florida as Valedictorian of the program. Heather is employed at Willie's Restaurant on Coursey as a FOH Manager. Heather is a bibliophile who is obsessed with reading and a cosplayer whenever she can find the time, focusing on Comic Book Supheroes, Star Wars and Harry Potter. She loves to write, a true passion of hers. She also enjoys running, crocheting, and drinking coffee!


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