Songs to avoid and encourage

In light of the current health care crisis, and in keeping with the advisories to stay at home and practice social distancing, I am recommending that radio stations refrain from playing the songs on the list below of “Songs to Avoid” and instead play the “Songs to Encourage” on a frequently repeated loop:

Songs to Avoid

Close to You
Happy Together
Put Your Head on my Shoulder
Touch Me in the Morning
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Dancing Cheek to Cheek
Love Will Keep Us Together
Touch Me, Babe
Come a Little Bit Closer
Come Together

Songs to Encourage

Don’t Stand so Close to Me
Tainted Love
Alone Again, Naturally
She’s a Must to Avoid
All by Myself
We’re All in This Together
Someday We’ll be Together
U Can’t Touch This
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
From a Distance

If other readers have suggestions to add to this list, their contributions are welcome!


I would think we'd want to avoid the late, great, Warren Zevon's:
My Sh!t's F^$ked Up (A brilliant song by the way.)


I have a Quarantine Music Mix on my laptop. It features songs like "Just Breathe" by Pearl Jam and "We're In This Together Now" by Nine Inch Nails.
To encourage:
I Touch Myself
She Bop

To avoid:
Sometimes When We Touch
Love To Love You Baby
Physical Attraction
Touch Me When We’re Dancing
I Want Your Sex


These songs help me:
That's what friends are for
Edge of the line
Listen to the music
A little help from my friends
Lean on me

Thanks for your post!


How about:

Don’t Come Around Here No More – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
I Can’t Get Next To You – The Temptations
Stay at Home – Men at Work
Stay Away – Nirvana
Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol