Plague Songs: Music explicitly about COVID-19 (and past pandemics too)

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First and foremost:
iMarkkeyz - Coronavirus (feat Cardi B)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiYDSOQPPhY

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1nNb0PangIC933KuoftWFo

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 May 2020 16:32 (ten months ago) link

Tyler ICU - Kwarentin (feat Focalistic, Masterpiece, DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ProUQmyGaM

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 May 2020 16:33 (ten months ago) link

Rolling Stones - Living in a Ghost Town
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNNPNweSbp8

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 May 2020 16:34 (ten months ago) link

The Mountain Goats - Until Olympius Returns
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YpcwNIfwno

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 May 2020 16:36 (ten months ago) link

Yofrangel - Corona Virus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF3dg5seGLs

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 May 2020 16:38 (ten months ago) link

HAIM - I Know Alone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfZSgr_si4I

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 May 2020 16:40 (ten months ago) link

Snow tha Product - Nowhere to go
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nW5bmRfwLHE

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 4 May 2020 16:42 (ten months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0D-UghxJU8

mookieproof, Monday, 4 May 2020 16:49 (ten months ago) link

^^^drive-by truckers, 'quarantine together'

Corona Virus Alert by BOBI WINE & NUBIAN LI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUHrck2g7Ic

mookieproof, Monday, 4 May 2020 16:52 (ten months ago) link

'Ghen Cô Vy' by NIOEH x KHẮC HƯNG x MIN x ERIK (i'm told this one blames china)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pFeKMWzclk

mookieproof, Monday, 4 May 2020 16:54 (ten months ago) link

Mike Love ft. John Stamos - This Too Shall Pass
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8OVy33V_OI

PaulTMA, Monday, 4 May 2020 16:55 (ten months ago) link

Scott Walker - “Cue”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuHfAqz3TFY

Melomane, Monday, 4 May 2020 17:01 (ten months ago) link

volpe co. 'don't touch your face'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfhajHlw5i0

mookieproof, Monday, 4 May 2020 17:04 (ten months ago) link

Somne - Quarantine City

mookieproof, Monday, 4 May 2020 17:06 (ten months ago) link

ILX Compilation 7: COUGH PILL NATION

mookieproof, Monday, 4 May 2020 17:10 (ten months ago) link

... never mind your Scott Walkers now you're talking real quality.

Angry Question Time Man's Flute Club Band (Tom D.), Monday, 4 May 2020 17:13 (ten months ago) link

I read this as COVID related
https://themagneticfields.bandcamp.com/track/the-price-you-pay

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 16 May 2020 23:40 (nine months ago) link

Bal-Sagoth - COVID-19 Circulates in the Cylinder Encapsulating Mankind

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Saturday, 16 May 2020 23:42 (nine months ago) link

Does the Charli XCX album count? Living in quarantine is at least the subtext running through it.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Sunday, 17 May 2020 00:54 (nine months ago) link

Elder Curry – "Memphis Flu"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsMwZ15X0r4

trapped out the barndo (crüt), Sunday, 17 May 2020 00:58 (nine months ago) link

i'd be pretty impressed if elder curry were singing explicitly of covid-19

mookieproof, Sunday, 17 May 2020 01:17 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gKZ8SDMG8w

coptic feels (seandalai), Sunday, 17 May 2020 01:39 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nUcgJXaBFo

Duke, Sunday, 17 May 2020 11:32 (nine months ago) link

Can't believe "Thank you baked potato" hasn't been mentioned.

Duke, Sunday, 17 May 2020 11:33 (nine months ago) link

Sonora dinamita - el coronavirus

https://youtu.be/tu6WQcMTzpY

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 17 May 2020 18:37 (nine months ago) link

Mister cumbia - cumbia del coronavirus

https://youtu.be/zG7KShvqg9A

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 17 May 2020 18:39 (nine months ago) link

Tyga - Bored in the House

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVymk9yYiak

this sucks

stop trying to make fetch the bolt cutters happen (unregistered), Sunday, 17 May 2020 19:15 (nine months ago) link

oh it is the worst

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 17 May 2020 22:03 (nine months ago) link

Owen Pallett - A Bloody Morning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_Tvi4v_j0M

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 23 May 2020 20:51 (nine months ago) link

just listened to baked potato, btw; that's a bop

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 23 May 2020 20:52 (nine months ago) link

Alice Cooper - Don't Give Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi-OYHTjypo

Brad C., Saturday, 23 May 2020 20:59 (nine months ago) link

Lady Leshurr - Quarantine Speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW71FKXQwSY

Ex Slacker, Sunday, 24 May 2020 01:57 (nine months ago) link

Young MA - Quarantine Party
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcOT-vNebeI

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 25 May 2020 19:50 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8ApQGcxgqc

pomenitul, Monday, 25 May 2020 19:52 (nine months ago) link

Young Dolph - Sunshine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2lUhNmdXkE

ruin a band name by changing one litter (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:38 (nine months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvlLlljgAmM

Mordy, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 19:52 (nine months ago) link

De Lux - Dancing Is Dangerous In Los Angeles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJYXbM6SApA

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:16 (nine months ago) link

The Ethiopians - Hong Kong Flu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy6-EVRYuCs

dip to dup (rob), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 20:38 (nine months ago) link

Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber - Stuck with you
Iceage - Lockdown blues

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:38 (nine months ago) link

Van Morrison - TB Sheets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSU_lKJBIKc

earlnash, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:54 (nine months ago) link

St. James Infirmary - probably best known by Louis Armstrong and perhaps Lou Rawls (where I first heard the tune).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc4COTCiAgY

earlnash, Tuesday, 26 May 2020 23:56 (nine months ago) link

recorded in november, so not explicitly, but

e (including thalia zedek) 'contagion model'

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 23:14 (nine months ago) link

it's not explicit but 'crimson tide' by destroyer came out last december and now it sounds like a plague song to me

crystal-brained yogahead (map), Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:54 (nine months ago) link

Dolly Parton - When Life Is Good Again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEUYlo6OoDY

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 29 May 2020 17:34 (nine months ago) link

Alice Cooper - Don't Give Up

Just heard this. Paint-by-numbers.

Ernani and the Professor (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 May 2020 13:32 (nine months ago) link

Eddy Kenzo - 2020 (Tweni Tweni)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o-uZCq3AdA

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 31 May 2020 21:30 (nine months ago) link

Started a playlist for the explicitly COVID related ones:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1nNb0PangIC933KuoftWFo

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 31 May 2020 21:38 (nine months ago) link

Will continue to update as they're noted and added here. I find this particular time capsule of "how we coped" of real interest.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 31 May 2020 21:40 (nine months ago) link

Tim Minchin & Briggs - Housefyre

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6nZQRt4BXr8

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 31 May 2020 21:49 (nine months ago) link

P.Mo0sse vibes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgBnKU5qM8g

PaulTMA, Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:07 (nine months ago) link

urgh

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 5 June 2020 04:14 (nine months ago) link

Africa Unite (DJ Maphorisa, Kabza de Small, Ricky Rick, Shasha et al) - Play Your Part
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-d_08H-8w4

Charli XCX - c2.0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38EmWxkXS0E

Clifford Hurvich with NYU Stern Singers, Tina Shafer, Brandee Younger - Cure the World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf1CwdQEbIw

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 12 June 2020 16:11 (eight months ago) link

there’s a corona-themed chromeo project out today

ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Friday, 12 June 2020 20:22 (eight months ago) link

Looking forward to the end of quarantine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2hJf2PJzYg
Nelson Freitas • Dpos d'Quarentena

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 12 June 2020 23:57 (eight months ago) link

Blubone and Rollingray - Corona Cunt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7TZoYToFXw

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 14:38 (eight months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT20KfhnQow

Bstep, Thursday, 18 June 2020 21:16 (eight months ago) link

<3

Spottie, Thursday, 18 June 2020 21:35 (eight months ago) link

don't even look over there
ACT LIKE WE AIN'T COUGHIN'

Dig Dug the police (Neanderthal), Thursday, 18 June 2020 21:51 (eight months ago) link

ILM's reigning Track Champion weighs in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j495vK6F-ZI

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 26 June 2020 14:00 (eight months ago) link

The west Texas country station I listen to has started playing this Big & Rich song again in the past couple days:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlDnkRJGuGw

j.o.h.n. in evanston (john. a resident of chicago.), Friday, 26 June 2020 14:33 (eight months ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COy6-pk6leQ
Stilo Magolide • Mozart

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Sunday, 12 July 2020 19:20 (seven months ago) link

I was listening to Fear of Music the other day and it was hard not to hear "Air" a bit differently.

geoffreyess, Sunday, 12 July 2020 21:36 (seven months ago) link

Jeffrey Lewis - Keep it Chill in the East Vill
song is already almost 4 months old but I didn't hear it until today

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Monday, 13 July 2020 13:59 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIRsPS7rV_g
Robot Boii & MFR Souls ft. DJ Visca • SBWL AmaPlans

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Saturday, 1 August 2020 06:58 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Vio Lence - California Uber Alice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvE322MYWlA

Bstep, Thursday, 20 August 2020 22:38 (six months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NKbT8UvdEo
Alex Lilly - Goodbye Reckless Things

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktFemM-LNPU
Lady Leshurr with Busy Signal - Quaranting

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 12 September 2020 18:26 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

i don't quite know what to make of this one. May belong in the "worst music" thread as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=544ZtTZ3n7E
Lil' Duval and T.I. - Don't Worry Be Happy

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 9 October 2020 02:34 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1iGEM9NMFM

mookieproof, Thursday, 15 October 2020 20:01 (four months ago) link

NOLA represent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ykmw3ovOg0

Please don't mention The Event (Sanpaku), Friday, 16 October 2020 10:43 (four months ago) link

https://youtu.be/_Ykmw3ovOg0

Big Freedia “Rona Rona”

curmudgeon, Sunday, 18 October 2020 22:22 (four months ago) link

Oops same song...

curmudgeon, Sunday, 18 October 2020 22:23 (four months ago) link

https://bleep.com/release/209057-arnaud-rebotini-this-is-a-quarantine

mark e, Thursday, 22 October 2020 10:20 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2mlKDJUlvI

mookieproof, Monday, 9 November 2020 23:42 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Moa2ZAATSco

mookieproof, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 19:22 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7p-ihYOG5s

Cypress Hill - I Ain't Goin' Out Like That

paolo, Friday, 22 January 2021 23:31 (one month ago) link

Daddy Yankee - Corona
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2yVKKQXQiQ

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 23 January 2021 16:13 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAU2JWlkPIk
Mmzy ft. Sevn, Aboki Ibile & Citiboi • Social Distance

Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 28 January 2021 17:03 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFrjYIC53ZI

let's face it, we're all living on the planet of the jabs right now

Long Tall Arsetee & the Shaker Intros (breastcrawl), Saturday, 20 February 2021 20:16 (two weeks ago) link


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