COVID-19 Inspires A Number Of Parody Songs Reflecting Life In A Lockdown World

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Depending on where you are in the world, you’ve been self isolating, staying at home or in various degrees of lockdown for a week, a fortnight, a month or even more due to COVID-19 sweeping the globe. With the spread of the virus, information and PSAs on proper hand washing and cold and flu protocol has also sprung up everywhere with so many different ways to pass the 20 second handwashing time offered up to us – from “Happy birthday” to Shakespearean monologues, from TV theme songs to classic movie dialogues. You have a plethora of options to choose from. (Just make sure you washing for 20 seconds everyone!).

In addition to all these ways to ensure proper handwashing, artists and the general public have been using their forced down time to let their creative juices flow, reworking a number of iconic songs into COVID-19 appropriate ditties. After all, music has a long history of being used to teach important health lessons – “Ring-a-ring o’ rosy” and “Oranges and Lemons” just a few from childhood. Check out some of our favourites below:

“Do Re Mi” (The Sound of Music)

“Bohemian Rhapsody” (Queen)

“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” (Mary Poppins)

“One Day More” (Les Miserables)

“Hello” (Adele)

“U Can’t Touch This” (MC Hammer)

And we can’t forget one of the original altered songs, Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline”

Enjoy. Stay safe. Stay inside and wash your hands.

Clare Sidoti
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