COVID beats: pandemic playlists, part 2

Shawn Burgess (contributed)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Stay at Home order continues on and people are missing their friends and trying to keep themselves entertained. Music is one of those wonderful things that has the power to connect us all. Here is just a small sample of the tunes some people you might know are grooving to, finding inspiration from and passing the time with during this unprecedented time in history.

Bradley Williams- Cullman County Sheriff’s Office

  • “Bad Company” (Five Finger Death Punch)
  • “Enter Sandman” (Metallica)
  • “Jolene” (Ray Lamontagne)
  • “Dixieland Delight” (Alabama)
  • “Fire in the Hole” (Van Halen)
  • “Dark End of the Street” (James Carr)
  • “Fortunate Son” (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
  • “To Leave Something Behind” (Sean Rowe)
  • “Greater” (Mercy Me)
  • “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” (Mike Posner)


Jeremy Hogan, founder of Saving Forgotten Warriors

  • “Tennessee Whiskey” (Chris Stapleton)
  • “Millionaire” (Chris Stapleton)
  • “Endless Summer” (Aaron Lewis)
  • “Kickin’ up Mud” (The Lacs)
  • “Granddaddy’s Gun” (Aaron Lewis)
  • “It’s Not My Time” (3 Doors Down)
  • “Rooster” (Alice in Chains)
  • “Nothin’ But a Good Time” (Poison)
  • “Kick It in the Sticks” (Brantley Gilbert)
  • “Country Must Be Country Wide” (Brantley Gilbert)
  • “Dirt Road Anthem” (Colt Ford)
  • “If You Don’t Love This Country” (Rowdy Johnson Band)
  • “God and Country Music” (George Strait)
  • “Troubadour” (George Strait)
  • “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” (Toby Keith)
  • “Redeemed” (Big Daddy Wave)
  • “Take It Easy” (The Eagles)
  • “Hotel California” (The Eagles)
  • “Wagon Wheel” (Darius Rucker)
  • “Come Back Song” (Darius Rucker)
  • “Forever” (Aaron Lewis)
  • “So Far Away” (Staind)


Julie Burks- Cullman County Museum

  • “99 Red Balloons” (Nena)
  • “Mad Hatter” (Melanie Martinez)
  • “Superman” (It’s Not Easy) by Five for Fighting
  • “You Got a Friend in Me” (Randy Newman)
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Queen)
  • “Home” (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)
  • “Renegades” (X Ambassadors)
  • “Budapest” (George Ezra)
  • “Ho Hey” (The Lumineers)
  • “Thrift Shop” (Macklemore and Ryan Lewis)
  • “Stayin Alive” (The Bee Gees)


Shawn Burgess, local musician

  • “Hotel California” (The Eagles)
  • Alice in Chains- the entire “Dirt” album
  • “Ghost” (Badflower)
  • “War Pigs” (Black Sabbath)
  • “She Talks to Angels” (Black Crowes)
  • “Sympathy for the Devil” (Rolling Stones)
  • “Tiny Dancer” (Elton John)
  • “Purple Rain” (Prince)
  • “Black” (Pearl Jam)
  • “Say Hello to Heaven” (Temple of the Dog)
  • Mad Season- the entire “Above” album


Shane Quick, Rock the South founder

  • “Thunder Road” (Bruce Springsteen)
  • “The River” (Bruce Springsteen)
  • “Alive” (Pearl Jam)
  • “Just Breathe” (Pearl Jam)
  • “Oceans” (Hillsong United)
  • “Good Grace” (Hillsong United)
  • “The Blessing” (Kari Jobe)
  • “Forever” (Kari Jobe)
  • “All the Small Things” (Blink-182)
  • “I Miss You” (Blink-182)
  • “Springsteen” (Eric Church)
  • “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” (Paul Simon)
  • “Kodachrome” (Paul Simon)
  • “10,000 Reasons” (Matt Redman)
  • “Run to the Father” (Cody Carnes)
  • “Holy Water” (We the Kingdom)
  • “Yellow” (Coldplay)
  • “The Scientist” (Coldplay)


Garrett McCurley, Addison High School band director

  • “Hey Jude” (The Beatles)
  • “Let It Be” (The Beatles)
  • “Hard Day’s Night” (The Beatles)
  • “I Don’t Care” (Ed Sheeran)
  • “High Hopes” (Panic at the Disco)
  • “Memories” (Maroon 5)
  • “Drowning” (Chris Young)
  • “Photograph” (Def Leppard)
  • “Rock of Ages” (Def Leppard)
  • “Broken Halos” (Chris Stapleton)



  • “Fake Plastic Trees” (Radiohead)
  • “Midnight City” (M83)
  • “Running up That Hill” (Kate Bush)
  • “Perfect Circle” (R.E.M.)
  • “Superposition” (Young the Giant)
  • “Gooey” (Glass Animals)
  • “Mr. Brightside” (The Killers)
  • “Temptation” (New Order)
  • “Back Seat Driver” – Spirit Guide (Bear Hands)
  • “Maps” (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
  • “Miss Atomic Bomb” (The Killers)


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