With the news of the coronavirus (COVID-19) sweeping the world, our lives have changed dramatically. Many of us are under a self-imposed quarantine; only leaving our homes for essential needs.
A time of social distancing can be difficult to get through. It's especially difficult when we don't know when things will go back to normal.
One of the things that can help in difficult times is music. So here are the top ten tracks to get you through this quarantine.
10. "I Have a Dream" - ABBA
This classic ABBA song details hanging onto one's dream to help get through tough times. This is a practice we all should be engaging in right now.
9. "Dance Again" - Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull
Lopez claimed she connected with this song after her divorce from singer Marc Anthony. She interprets the lyrics to be about loving again after a breakup. While we're all stuck in our homes, it's important for us to remember that we will, in fact, dance again.
8. "Relax, Take It Easy" - Mika
Fear and anxiety can manifest themselves in very unhealthy ways during a time of crisis. Sometimes it helps to have a song that gives you good advice in those moments.
7. "Love Will Save The Day" - Whitney Houston
One of Houston's lesser-known songs, this is an uplifting tune about how love prevails even in the toughest times.
6. "Always Tomorrow" - Gloria Estefan
We might be going through a difficult time right now, but it's important to remember that there's always tomorrow.
5. "Gon' B Alright" - Janet Jackson
From Jackson's 2015 album, "Unbreakable," this tribute to Sly and The Family Stone offers a very comforting message. No matter what, we're going to be alright.
4. "Keep The Faith" - Michael Jackson
This is a deep cut from Jackson's "Dangerous" album, released in 1991. This gospel-inspired track provides an uplifting message about hanging onto faith when things get difficult.
3. "The Cure" - Lady Gaga
This was released as a single in 2017 to hype Gaga's Coachella performance. The lyrics don't refer to a literal cure, but rather the healing power love and music has.
2. "Make it Happen" - Mariah Carey
Carey wrote this song about her early struggles prior to getting a record deal. The song's message continues a common theme in Carey's work. No matter what obstacles come your way, you can overcome them with faith.
1. "Over and Over" - Madonna
Madonna is another artist who struggled prior to achieving her dream. This track, released on 1984's "Like a Virgin" album, talks about getting back up no matter how many times you get knocked down.