Need a playlist for a coronavirus outbreak that would've seemed inconceivable just a month ago? Alternative rock band R. The buzzy hit has shown up in the top songs list on iTunes, landing at No. That's up more than 20 spots from Sunday, when music and entertainment publication Consequence of Sound reported the tune was at No. A representative for R. The song appeared on R. Some lyrics seem creepily apocalyptic in nature "that's great, it starts with an earthquake" while others Back in , the song hit No.
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Irish rock band U2 singer Bono right performs during a concert at the D. Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai on December 15, Relatively obscure singers were the first to react musically to the coronavirus with a small army of unknowns going viral with videos of hand-washing dance numbers and riffs on "It's Corona Time" posted to social media. But now the big stars are emerging from the hermetically sealed safety of their mansions to get in on the act, with Bono and Michael Stipe leading the line. Never has the R. Showing several days' beard growth, Stipe announced that had quarantined himself, but like the song's subtitle, said, "I feel fine". I'm quarantining. I'm Q. I don't think I am, but none of us know if we are," he added. Stipe had earlier shared an American public service announcement to R.
It was released as a single in November , reaching No. The track is known for its quick flying, seemingly stream of consciousness rant with a number of diverse references, such as a quartet of individuals with the initials "L. It's a collection of streams of consciousness. The song originated from a previously unreleased song called "PSA" "Public Service Announcement" ; the two are very similar in melody and tempo. In an interview with Guitar World magazine published in November , R. The song was included on the Clear Channel memorandum of songs thought to be "lyrically questionable" after the September 11 terrorist attacks. The song was played repeatedly for a hour period with brief promos interspersed to introduce the new format for WENZ