There have possibly been moments over the past couple of months that have found you dancing to a few beats across your living room. You can’t hit the clubs right now, so why not crank those beats and party at home?

There’s no better way to beat the boredom and give yourself a little workout during COVID-19, than to sway your hips to an upbeat tune. It’s not surprising dance app TikTok has surpassed two billion downloads as those in isolation come up with fun ways to pass the time!

To get you into the groove, we’ve come up with an essential playlist of our own to stream. These songs are bound to keep your toes tapping, whether you’re working from home or trying to educate the kids from your lounge room.

Celebrity Ink beats

So we asked around at Celebrity Ink, and came up with a perfectly crafted list of some of the artists we’re loving right now. Some are old school classics, and others are a little more contemporary.

Have a listen to our essential lockdown playlist and enjoy the vibes!

Drive by Incubus

An oldie but a goodie, this laid back tune will help you get into relaxation mode and is the perfect accompaniment for cracking open a bottle of red.

The Deepest Sighs, the Frankest Shadows by Gang of Youths

The perfect sound to start your morning, this song builds until the ultimate crescendo that is sure to put a smile on your face.

Snow (Hey Oh) by Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Now listen to what we ‘say-o’ when we say, this song has got to have one of the best bass lines of all times! And if the repetitive ‘hey oh’ doesn’t get you singing along or at least get those shoulders twitching, then quite frankly, nothing will.

D’yer Mak’er by Led Zeppelin

Another great tune to sing your heart out to. Forget your neighbours and scream the lyrics loud and proud to this song. You have our permission.

Nothing Compares 2 U by Chris Cornell

What a cover huh? Feel all the love, hurt, loneliness and attraction you’ve ever felt in your whole life in this one song. Great for a Sunday afternoon session with a vino.

Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam

Eddie Vedder’s haunting voice on this track will get your hips swaying. A good song to throw on while cooking the roast or just waiting for Uber Eats to arrive.

27 by Machine Gun Kelly

Sure, this is a slow song but with lyrics like “keep the vibe alive inside forever” – it’s all about celebrating life and appreciating what you have – a great tune for isolation if you ask us!

Walk You Home by Horrorshow

If you like laidback hip-hop, then you can’t go past any songs from Horrorshow. A great soundtrack to the tapping of a keyboard. Just remember to turn the volume down when Zoom goes live.

Smoke and Drive by Machine Gun Kelly

Can you tell we might be Machine Gun Kelly fans? We managed to sneak in a second track from this guy but I’m sure you won’t blame us.

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Happy streaming! What songs do you think we should add to this essential list? Let us know and keep us entertained in isolation.