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


“Ventilator Blues” by The Rolling Stones (Exile On Main St. album) [Suggested by Kevin Pollison, Sparta]


“We Belong” by Pat Benatar



Songs to get you off the couch


“Don’t Stop Believing “ by Journey


“Off the Ground” by The Record Company



Songs that make you feel everything is going to be OK


"Landslide“ by Fleetwood Mac


"Don’t Worry, Be Happy“ by Bobby McFerrin