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Here are the songs that have been getting the world through isolation

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Music is a motivator. Many of us need a rhythmic pick-me-up to push us through our work day. And finding just the right playlist is key.

And days spent in isolation, occupying free time or working from home requires the perfect mix of tunes. As it turns out, many of us have had the same idea for our quarantine music.

A recent look into what's made it into the top isolation playlists on Spotify shows that there are a few tunes that we're all vibing to. OnBuy looked at the top 500 quarantine/lockdown/coronavirus playlists on Spotify to see what the world is listening to in lockdown. And the favourite? Well, it's Toxic by Britney Spears.

95 of the top 500 playlists included Britney's 2003 all time banger. Next up, appearing on 87 of the top 500 lists is the Bees Gees with Stayin' Alive. MC Hammer's rap track U Can't Touch This claims third place, appearing in 85 lists. Coming in fourth is Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police. And fifth? Well, of course it's I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor.

At least we're all keeping a sense of humour during these trying times.

The full list of top 20 songs (which we've included below) features other lyrically relevant picks like Mask Off, Work From Home, Down With The Sickness - and my personal favourite from my teenage years Toxicity by System of a Down.


Top 20 Quarantine Songs

  1. Toxic by Britney Spears - 95 lists
  2. Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees - 87 lists
  3. U Can't Touch This by MC Hammer - 85 lists
  4. Don't Stand So Close To Me by The Police - 83 lists
  5. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor - 75 lists
  6. SICKO MODE by Travis Scott - 70 lists
  7. Mask Off by Future - 69 lists
  8. Work From Home by Fifth Harmony - 67 lists
  9. Survivor by Destiny's Child - 66 lists
  10. Fever by Peggy Lee - 65 lists
  11. It's The End Of The World As We Know It by R.E.M. - 62 lists
  12. Harder To Breathe by Maroon 5 - 60 lists
  13. Closer by The Chainsmokers, Halsey - 59 lists
  14. Can't Feel My Face by The Weeknd - 57 lists
  15. Down With The Sickness by Disturbed - 55 lists
  16. Take My Breath Away by Berlin - 55 lists
  17. Every Breath You Take by The Police - 54 lists
  18. I Feel It Coming by The Weeknd, Daft Punk - 53 lists
  19. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen - 52 lists
  20. Toxicity by System of a Down - 51 lists

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