30 April 2020

5 Music Playlists For Every Self-Isolation Scenario

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A lot has happened since the coronavirus pandemic hit.

For example, Sandra from Liverpool lost her beloved parrot, Chanel. (She’s an African Grey). But, after a nationwide search, we are pleased to say that Chanel was found safe and well. 

In other news… a little birdie (not Chanel), told us that a lot of people are getting bored of the same old lockdown routine. And that’s why we asked the team at RateMyPlacement.co.uk to help out a little by sharing their most prized music playlists. 

​So, whack up the volume a notch or two and discover 5 playlists to help you get through lockdown.

#1 Get up and moving – workout playlist

Moyo (Accounts Executive)

“Home workouts… everyone is doing them. And it’s not just about improving physique. Regular exercise boosts serotonin, which makes you feel happier and improves your mental wellbeing.

But, you don’t have to do hardcore exercises to feel better. With the bangers I’ve given, you’ll be saying goodbye to the plank and cranking up the sound… dancing is a LEGIT full body workout.”

– Moyo (Accounts Executive)

  • Candy – Doja Cat
  • Sweet Lovin’ – Sigala
  • Physical – Dua Lipa
  • Godzilla – Eminem
  • Like That – Doja Cat
  • Body – Loud Luxury, Brando
  • Ourself – NSG
  • Level up – Ciara
  • 16 Shots – Stefflon Don
  • BO$$ – Fifth Harmony
  • Lonely – Joel Corry
  • Boyfriend – Mabel
  • Get Right – J’Lo
  • Lose Control – Meduza
  • Anybody – Burna Boy
  • Money – Cardi B
  • Instruction – Jax Jones
  • Repeat – J Hus

#2 Pump up the music and dance – party playlist

“Glasto is cancelled. But that doesn’t mean you should go without.  Last night me and my flatmates hosted a concert in our kitchen! Drinks, Dorito’s (and dips) and disco lights – we had it all!

Move over Calvin Harris. DJ Batish is in town. So, ladies and gents, boy and girls… try to contain your excitement, take a few deep breathes… it’s here. My ULTIMATE party bop playlist.”

– Nisha (Marketing Manager)

  • Don’t Let Go – En Vogue
  • Whatta Man – Salt-N-Pepa
  • Get Busy – Sean Paul
  • Proud Mary – Tina Turner
  • Ultimatum – MistaJam
  • Waterfalls – TLC
  • Hey Ya! – OutKast
  • Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira
  • React – Pussycat Dolls
  • Survivor – Destiny’s Child
  • Flowers – Nathan Dawe
  • Good as Hell – Lizzo
  • Stupid Love – Lady Gaga
  • Sorry – Joel Corry
  • Respect – Aretha Franklin
  • Like a Prayer – Madonna
  • Biology – Girls Aloud
  • Believe – Cher

#3 Grab a cuppa and relax – chilled out playlist

“With all this free time on your hands, you could learn how to crotchet, learn mandarin or gain some valuable skills through RateMyPlacement.co.uk’s FREE Work Ready Virtual Experience.

Or… you could sit back with a cuppa and do absolutely nothing. Pop on this selection from my ‘mellow pop’ playlist to keep you company. I’d rate it a solid 9/10. (Nobody’s perfect right)?”

– Shoaib (Marketing Assistant)

  • Ride – Lana Del Ray
  • Can’t Help It – Karim
  • Better Days – OneRepublic
  • Yayo – Eleni Foureira
  • Coffee – Kelly Rowland
  • Wild Horses – Birdy
  • The Archer – Taylor Swift
  • I Blame You – Aidan Martin
  • Break Up Song – Little Mix
  • Movement – Hozier
  • Love Me Less – MAX
  • Killing Time – Max Milner
  • This City – Sam Fischer
  • Poetry – Wrabel
  • Underdog – Alicia Keys
  • Invisible Things – Lauv
  • Twice – Christina Aguilera
  • My My My! – Troye Sivan

#4 Sit back and reminisce  – throwback playlist

Eve (Creative)

“Coronavirus has made us forget a time before we couldn’t get bog roll, discovered what Zoom was and practised social distancing. But, now and again I like to sit back and enter a previous life.

And there’s no better playlist to do that with, than mine. So put away that new generation pop playlist you have going and enjoy these ICONIC and truly unforgettable childhood bops.”

– Eve (Creative)

  • 7 Days – Craig David
  • Beat Again – JLS
  • Payphone – Maroon 5
  • Rude Boy – Rihanna
  • Toxic – Britney Spears
  • Wake Me Up – Avicii
  • Treasure – Bruno Mars
  • Want U Back – Cher Lloyd
  • Riptide – Vance Joy
  • Good Feeling – Flo Rida
  • Fireflies – Owl City
  • Single Ladies – Beyoncé
  • Higher – The Saturdays
  • Let Her Go – Passenger
  • Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne
  • Hey, Soul Sister – Train
  • Ex-Factor – Lauryn Hill
  • Wannabe – Spice Girls

#5 Become a viral star – TikTok playlist

“Before coronavirus we’d forgive you for thinking ‘TikTok’ was the sound a clock makes. But, now you’d have to have be hiding under a rock to NOT discover the incredibly addictive TikTok app.

It’s a craze that has taken the world by storm. Just like Scoobies. Remember those? This playlist I’ve put together has all the tracks to help make you go viral and become a TikTok superstar.”

– Conor (Senior Content Writer)

  • Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
  • Blueberry Faygo – Lil Mosey
  • Roses – SAINt JHN, Imanbek
  • The Box – Roddy Ricch
  • Savage – Megan Thee Stallion
  • Toosie Slide – Drake
  • Boss B**** – Doja Cat
  • Intentions – Justin Bieber
  • Watch Me – Zookëper
  • Supalonely – BENEE, Gus Dapperton
  • Death Bed – Powfu
  • Falling – Trevor Daniel
  • No Idea – Don Toliver
  • Lifestyle – Pawl
  • Yummy – Justin Bieber
  • Panini – Lil Nas X

5 playlists. 89 songs. Roughly 300 minutes of music. We’d say the 5 minutes you’ve put into reading this blog was an absolutely stellar decision. Now, you can have a bangin’ soundtrack for every lockdown mood or activity you choose to engage in.

(You’re welcome).