Following Tom Hanks’ announcement that both him and wife, Rita Wilson, were diagnosed with the highly contagious COVID-19 virus, the Hollywood couple have kept their spirits up in lockdown by curating the perfect quarantine playlist.
Rita, who also happens to be a singer-songwriter as well as an actress, took to Twitter to crowdsource the perfect title for her new playlist.
"Hi guys! I want to make a @Spotify playlist for people self quarantining,” said Rita in her Tweet. “Something that might relate to isolation, perhaps? Can you send some song ideas that I can add? Also, what should we call it? Quarantine Choruses? This is what one does in quarantine. U think of stuff like this."
As expected, thousands of suggestions came pouring in, and later on Friday, Rita pronounced ‘Quarantunes’ as the winning name for the 53-song playlist which is infused with Rita’s witty sense of humour. The innuendo-laden Spotify playlist consists of songs such as “All By Myself”, “I’m A Survivor”, “I Want A New Drug” and “Dancing With Myself”.
Of course, Twitter users have taken it upon themselves to share suggestions for additional songs that can be added to the 'Quarantunes' playlist proving that Rita’s approach to positively biding time in quarantine has been picked up by people around the world. Kudos to Rita for being such a positive role model and for an initiative that is certain to go viral.
Listen to Rita Wilson’s ‘Quarantunes’ here.
Lead image courtesy of Instagram/RitaWilson