So often we use music to chronicle the major events in our lives; birthdays, holidays, romances. Why should working towards ending a pandemic be any different? As it turns out, it’s not, with almost 8000 Spotify users creating vaccine-related playlists since January 1st this year according to the streaming service.
The vax-tracks themselves are mostly super upbeat, positive, hopeful and really capture the spirit of doing something that’s bigger than oneself. They’re ‘Good As Hell’ songs, real ear-candy, perfect for a pre-jab pump-up, some mid-injection mindfulness, or a lil’ post-Pfizer pandemonium. Essentially, they capture the vibe of the moment and serve as a well-deserved reward for a jab well done, if you will.
Some of the most frequently inclusions on vaccine playlists include:
In response to the demand for vaccine-related playlists, Spotify themselves created an official ‘Vaccine Songs’ teaming up with COVID Collaborative to dispel myths surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccines. The partnership involves including a link to Get Vaccine Answers directly within the playlist, so listeners can get educated whilst ‘Waiting For The World To Change’.