Music is always downstream from society, meaning that it’s just a matter of time before artists reflect what’s happening in their songs. With the coronavirus/COVID-19 on everyone’s minds these days, it’s not surprising we’re starting to see songs based on the crisis.
A quick search of Spotify locates at least 65 songs with the word “coronavirus” in the title with another half-dozen or so using “COVID-19.”
The most popular is “La Cumbia Del Coronavirus” by a US-based singer named Mister Cumbria who sings in Spanish for a Mexican audience. His song is a public service announcement of sorts, pleading with people to carefully wash their hands and to avoid people who might be infected. It has a total of about 100,000 plays so far.
Singapore, which has been hit hard by the virus, is represented by a mental band Dozethrone. Their “Coronavirus” (the title track of their EP) has about 1,000 streams.
Then we have a rapper called Coronavirus who has NSFW songs like “Wuhan,” “Prayer for Wuhan,” “Swine Flu,” “Ebola,” “SARS,” and “Bird Flu.”
There’s also Wuhan Coronavirus who gets pretty EDM-y about the whole thing.
And one more: “Coronavirus” from the No Vaxxed Project.
There are also a whack of playlists on the subject. Knock yourself out.