As the world gets crazier, sometimes we have to step back. Listening to music, maybe even an entire album, can be a getaway when today’s coronavirus pandemic crisis can make it difficult to get away. Turn off the TV for awhile and tune in.


Playlist suggestions are welcome. We want songs whose lyrics or titles seem appropriate for the times, songs to get you off the couch and songs that make you feel everything is going to be OK. Send them to kstevens@njherald.com with your name and hometown and, if you would like, add a comment as to why you chose those particular songs.


Today’s suggestions:


Songs whose lyrics or title seem appropriate for the times


“Black Coffee in Bed” by Squeeze [Suggested by Linda Musto, Montague]


“Darkness on the Edge of Town” by Bruce Springsteen


Songs to get you off the couch


“Dancing With Myself” by Billy Idol [Suggested by Krista Hornyak, Ogdensburg, “This motivates you to move and inspires social distancing. Perfect combo.”]


“Radio Ga Ga” by Queen



Songs that make you feel everything is going to be OK


"You’ve Made Me So Very Happy“ by Blood, Sweat and Tears


“American Flowers” by Birds of Chicago