Friday 20 March: Very sadly, I have come to the conclusion that the Songs About Travelling choirs, both in North Sydney and Narrabeen, should be cancelled for the rest of Term 1. Social distancing is obviously very important in the current circumstances, and everyone’s safety is paramount.
Having said that, it’s also very important to stay connected, keep smiling and stay calm. Singing is a great way to do all three. Even if you’re just singing to yourself, it can help. You can listen to (and sing along with) the song list from Songs About Travelling, as well as many of the previous choirs, by selecting “Previous Choirs” above.
What’s more, below is a CoronaVirus song list, specially prepared for these dark times. Add your suggestions using the form at the bottom of the page – let’s see how good a list we can come up with 🙂
Nobody Told Me – John Lennon
“Nobody told me there’d be days like these. Strange days indeed.”
The End Of The World – Skeeter Davis
“Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?”
Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life – Sing-along with Eric Idle
The perfect song – thanks Geoff Henry
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Thanks Lola Menzies
You’ve Got A Friend – Carole King
Thanks again Lola Menzies
Up On The Roof – The Drifters
Another very appropriate Carole King song – thanks Sue Stevens
Yes, this is pretty funny – thanks Brian Hartmann
CORONA – Angelica Vale & Marco Antonio Solis
Another parody, of “La Llarona”, a traditional Mexican song. Thanks Adele Geraghty
Yet another parody – enjoy. Thanks Geoff Lang
Fever – Peggy Lee
Thanks Des Sheehan
We Will All Go Together When We Go – Tom Lehrer
Thanks Henrik Nimb
Horror Movie – Skyhooks
“Horror movie, it’s the six-thirty news” Thanks Tony Robinson
Stayin’ Alive – The Bee Gees
“Whether you’re a brother and whether you’re a mother you’re stayin’ alive / Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’ / We’re stayin alive” Thanks Vicki Tarrant-Foder
I Want to Hold Your Hand – The Beatles
- … but social distancing says I can’t
The Toilet Paper Song – Justin Farren
Look, there’s not many songs about toilet paper. I did the best that I could.
Canvas Bags – Tim Minchin
“Take your canvas bags when you go to the supermarket” – just don’t expect to fill them up with toilet paper, pasta or rice.
Six Months In A Leaky Boat – Split Enz
Feels a bit like what we’re in for
You Can Look (But You’d Better Not Touch) – Bruce Springsteen
The title says it all, really
Brother Can You Spare A Dime – Bing Crosby
Having no job is serious, but maybe singing about it helps a little
I Feel Good – James Brown
You can feel good even when times aren’t – thanks Boyd Tarrant-Foder
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
Of course we will
Add your suggestions using the form below.
By the way, if you’re running out of reading material you might want to have a look at some of my short fiction, at www.randomprocesses.com.