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Playlist: Listen, my lockdowned friends!

April 23, 2020

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In the words of Moby Grape… listen, my friends! Yes, it’s the official lockdown playlist presented by George’s Journal just for you good people.

Wherever you may be in the world, there’s a decent chance that, right now, you’re in lockdown – to shield you and your fellow man (and woman) from the unprecedented threat that’s Coronavirus. These, then, are strange, uncertain times we’re living through, but to help ease the experience, here’s this very blog’s lockdown-themed playlist – featuring a collection of tracks that’s been playfully, thoughtfully and just a wee, little bit provocatively chosen.

So then, pause those home-working-chores or that box-set bingeathon, sit back, listen away and enjoy…


CLICK on the song titles to hear them


Roy Orbison ~ Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel) (1960)

Dusty Springfield ~ I Only Want To Be With You (1963)

The McCoys ~ Fever (1965)

Petula Clark ~ Games People Play (1969)

The Doors ~ Break On Through (To The Other Side) (Live) (1970)¹

Crosby, Stills and Nash ~ Our House (1970)

Ron Grainer ~ The Omega Man Theme (1971)

Isaac Hayes ~ (They Long To Be) Close To You (1971)

Harry Nilsson ~ Without You (Featuring Pan’s People) (1972)²

John Lennon ~ Watching The Wheels (1981)

Dudley Moore, Lily Tomlin and The Muppets ~ We’ll Meet Again (1981)³

Queen ~ I Want To Break Free (1984)

Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush ~ Don’t Give Up (1986)


¹ Recorded live at the Isle of Wight Festival on 29 August 1970; the last of the three consecutive, original Isle of Wight Festivals, this one achieved an attendance of up to 700,000 people, greater than that of the previous summer’s gathering at Woodstock  

² As featured in an episode of the BBC’s Top Of The Pops chart programme, first broadcast on 28 December 1972 

³ From the ABC TV movie The Muppets Go To The Movies; broadcast on 20 May 1981 and featuring guest-starring spoof scenes of Hollywood cinema, it was intended to promote that years feature film The Muppets Take Manhattan.



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