For week 8 of our Corona Virus Playlist, we’re doing something a bit different. Join us as we tune in to the soundtrack edition. We’re moved by movies….and the music they possess.
Songs on this week’s list include:
Footloose: It’s hard to listen to this song by Kenny Loggins and not want to cut a rug. Made famous during the 1980s, it was featured in a movie about a town where dancing just wasn’t allowed. Nowadays, it’s frowned upon as well, but only because dancing in close proximity might compromise public health. But boy is this ditty fun and a great reminder of why we love bacon…including the Kevin kind.
Kiss from a Rose: This Seal hit, featured in the movie Batman Forever, was all over the airwaves upon its release. It makes our list because kissing a rose, right now, is certainly safer than kissing a human. Pucker up and head into your garden. We won’t judge.
Stayin’ Alive: A disco dynamo from the Bee Gees, this song represents the ultimate goal. Here’s to all of us doing just that. We don’t want a Saturday Night Fever (or a fever at any other time, either).
(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life: This classic tune by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes served as the foundation to the ultimate number in Dirty Dancing. I never understood why a movie set in the 1960s featured music so 1980s, but details, details. It makes our list this week not in a nod to irony, but in a nod to pets. Humans haven’t had the time of our lives, but pets beg to differ.
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing: Aerosmith’s hit feels relevant again for a few reasons. First, it’s in a movie called Armageddon. Second, we’re all experiencing a little FOMO. Fortunately, when no one’s doing anything, there’s nothing to miss out on.
I Just Called to Say I Love You: Stevie Wonder’s most memorable hit appeared in the movie The Woman in Red. It makes the list with a few alterations…..I just called to say I love you. I just called to say how much I care. I just called to say I’m lonely. And I can’t wait to cut my hair.
Ghostbusters: It’s hard to find someone who grew up in the 1980s who doesn’t know every word to this song. Who you gonna call to help with this pandemic? Ghostbusters! They honestly seem as qualified as anyone else.