It seems a new genre of music parody has come about through all the chaotic mess that is coronavirus. With thousands, sometimes millions, of followers at singers’ and celebrities’ and YouTube stars’ fingertips, their influence to encourage people to stay home and flatten the curve is essential, and also creative. Many have decided to put pen to paper and write parodies of famous songs to encourage people to stay home and wash their hands. They have also been documenting the quarantine through song as well.
Take for instance YouTuber Sharon Luxenberg dubbing over the “Belle” scene from the animated Beauty and the Beast, who dubbed the words hilariously to fit the experience of social distancing, excessively washing your hands, and the stock market crashing. Take a listen.
And who could resist parodying the Bee Gee’s iconic song Stayin’ Alive, turning it into Stayin’ Inside.