ShMamas Locked Down Playlist: Perfect Songs for Right Now

We asked, and you all answered…and it is an AMAZING playlist.


This list has songs to rock out to while scream singing the chorus in the shower. There are witty and sarcastic contributions that really nail the angst and frustration so many of us are feeling. There are songs that make you nod along and feel less alone when you see others feel the same way. There are some great songs for a family dance party in the kitchen.


Some of the songs are explicit, but would we want it any other way right now? But we should give a heads up if you are listening with young kids you may need to preview the list.


Hard Times by Paramore

As It Was by Harry Styles

Don’t Start Now by Dua Lip

The Gambler by Kenny Rogers

Fuck You by Lilly Allen

Right Here Waiting by Richard Marx

Losing It by Fisher

Go by The Chemical Brothers

I Want to Break Free by Queen

Outta Here by Esmee Denters

Tin Cup Chalice by Jimmy Buffett

Into the Mystic by Van Morrison

Turnin’ Me Up by BJ the Chicago Kid

Talullah by Jamiroquai

DejaVu by Dionne Warwick

Guilty by Barbara Streisand

Growing Pain by Jay Som

Three Little Birds by Bob Marley and the Wailers

Gives You Hell by All-American Rejects

Lockdown Blues by Erlend Øye, La Comitiva

Just Ran Out of Whiskey by Gaelic Storm (worth mentioning this song is on their Cabbage album)

When Can I See You Again by Owl City

Black Summer by Red Hot Chili Peppers

A O-K by Tai Verdes

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson

Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz

Gotta Get Through this- by Daniel Bedingfield

My My My by Armand Van Helden

People Help the People by Birdy

The Bare Necessities Phil Harrie (from the Jungle Book)

Stuck in the Middle with You (Stealers Wheel)

So What by Pink

Fences by Paramore

Respect by Aretha Franklin

Don’t Stop Believing by Journey

About Damn Time by Lizzo

House of Cards by Radiohead

Jailbreak by Thin Lizzy

50 Ways to Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon

Hotel California by The Eagles

Tomorrow by Marisha Wallace (from Annie)

It’s the End of the World As We Know it by R.E.M

Should I Stay or Should I Go by The Clash

You’ve Got Time by Regina Spektor


The songs span decades and genres with some tracks originally released in the 60s and others released last month. The beauty of the list is there is a unifying theme of our Shanghai Lockdown that weaves them together.


You can also start planning your outfit for a great big Shanghai Mamas KTV party once this is all over – we’ve going to need to scream sing several of these songs loudly together! Let’s all cross our fingers we can plan that soon.


Do you see any glaring omissions from the list? Send your song idea along and we’ll add it to the Spotify playlist🔗.