Top Five Songs To Keep You Up While Quarantined


Ben Ayres, Staff Writer

   So far the year of 2020 has been a great year to find new songs to listen to. While being quarantined, many artists have dropped albums and EPs for their fans to listen to. As there are many albums and songs to go through while being stuck at home, here are five songs that you don’t want to miss out on.

   The first song comes from one of Youtube’s U.K. stars, KSI, who has over 21 million subscribers. As Youtube was the platform that has made him famous, he came into the music industry in 2015 to start making songs. His newest song Poppin, which features widely known rappers Lil Pump and Smokepurpp, is a song you don’t want to miss listening to. 

    It has a great heavy beat and lyrics to flow with it all the way until the end of the song. Lil Pump and Smokepurpp are great additions to this song having the perfect voices for this type of beat. This song is an addition to his new album coming out later in the year. The start of KSI’s rapping career was a bumpy start having mixed reviews of his songs. He has definitely found his rhythm with this song and if you like fast-paced rap, this will keep your head bumping. 

   Other than rap, Tame Impala, an Australian alternative singer, dropped his album The Slow Rush which has many great songs to listen to. One song that always catches my ear is Borderline. This song has a great groovy beat that makes you want to get up and dance non-stop. Parker does a great job incorporating his voice into the beat making everything flow perfectly. This is definitely a song that would be good to listen to while sitting by the pool or even going for a run. Borderline is definitely one not to avoid. 

  An artist that we haven’t heard from since 2016, Childish Gambino, finally released his new album, 3.15.20, this year. As this album is very different from his other albums, it still has many great songs that you can enjoy. One song that is going to be listened to by a lot of people this year is Time. Like the song Borderline, it has a groovy and retro beat that goes perfectly with the lyrics. Ariana Grande is featured in this song with her voice being a great addition to it. This song is talking about our world and the seven billion people who live on it. As it is a great song, it has a deep meaning to it which will make you want to listen. 

   One of the biggest rappers, Lil Uzi Vert, has many songs that have the world listening. A song that will be stuck in your head is Yessirskii. This song dropped with his deluxe album, Eternal Atake (Deluxe)- LUV vs. The World 2, which is basically another album which was released a week after Eternal Atake. It has a heavy bass beat with a change of flow with the lyrics. Sheynaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, also known as 21 Savage, is featured in this song and really helps with the flow at the beginning of the song.

   The final song that you should listen to while being in quarantine is Own It, which is a song from Stormzy, a popular U.K. rapper. Even though this song came out at the end of 2019, it still needs to be recognized. This song features Ed Sheeran, a famous singer from the U.K. and Burna Boy, a rapper from Nigeria. They both have the perfect voices for this song. Like every other song on this list, it has the perfect beat that goes with the artist’s voices. It has a perfect mix of rap and singing that makes it one of the best songs of 2019 in my opinion. It’s a great song to vibe to when you are sitting around doing nothing or even driving around.

   Overall, these five songs are great to listen to if you haven’t already. You can listen to these songs on any music platform. So grab your phone and some earbuds, trust me you will not regret it.

Song Ranking:

  1. Own It- Stormzy (Feat. Ed Sheeran, Burna Boy)
  2. Poppin- KSI (Feat. Lil Pump, Smokepurpp)
  3. Time- Childish Gambino (Feat. Ariana Grande)
  4. Yessirskii- Lil Uzi Vert (Feat. 21 Savage)
  5. Borderline- Tame Impala