These Songs Have Greatly Improved My Productivity In Quarantine

by | Jul 28, 2020 | Lifestyle | 28 comments

Like most people, my choice of songs is typically based on my mood. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been into pop, alternative, contemporary R&B, and gospel. I enjoy long conversations with friends about the type of music I listen to. Back in high school, I used to call some friends just to listen to a particular song I was into at the time. Although these days, it’s hard to find the time and friends that listen to my type of music, but when I do, I go all-in with my favorites.

During the first few months of quarantine, I became acquainted with someone who understood my choice of music and in a few weeks, we were sharing our favorite songs. I was introduced to various amazing artists and loved every one of them. Songs are comforting, and finding someone who understands you through the songs you listen to is beautiful. Here’s a list of some of the artists I’ve been listening to since quarantine started;

  1. Maverick City Music- Gospel
  2. Frank Ocean- Contemporary RnB, Pop
  3. Jhene Aiko- Alternative, Pop
  4. Housefires- Gospel
  5. Anthony De La Torre- Pop
  6. Jordan Fisher- Pop
  7. Elevation Worship- Gospel
  8. Social House- Pop
  9. JP Saxe- Pop
  10. Arizona Zervas- RnB, Hip hop

Not long ago, I noticed that I was more productive when I had music playing in the background as opposed to nothing. I’m able to devote more attention to the things I need to get done when the music is on. On top of that, whenever I need to be completely focused and write, good songs like Billie Eilish’s are a go-to for me. Hence, I decided to create a grin-inducing playlist and share some of the songs I enjoy listening to at various times of the day.

P.S: The songs below are linked to Spotify, but you can get them on any music App.


  1. Maverick City Vol. 3 Part 1 by Maverick City Music
  2. Broken Record by Travis Greene
  3. Graves Into Gardens by Elevation Worship
  4. On and on by Housefires
  5. Awake My Soul by Hillsong Worship and Tasha Cobbs Leonard


  1. SoundMan Vol. 1
  2. Lenu Remix by Buju and Burnaboy
  3. Call by Joeboy
  4. Betty Butter by Mayorkun and Davido
  5. Jore by Kiss Daniel and Adekunle Gold


  1. Chilombo by Jhene Aiko
  2. After Hours (Deluxe) by The Weeknd
  3. Blonde by Frank Ocean
  4. Fine Line by Harry Style
  5. When we all fall asleep, where do we go? by Billie Eilish

Has Quarantine in any way affected your choice of music? What songs are you currently into and do any of them have a good memory attached?

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  1. Olufunbi Shash

    I recently just started listening to Maverick City Music and it has been lovely.

    • Solape

      Very wonderful people. Lovely songs they have.

  2. Happychild

    Your don’t rate readers like me ooo🤦‍♂️😏, where’s Naira Marley Ayé? Or Zlatan’s scatter? Do another list please

    • Solape

      😂😂😂 Don’t be angry. I’m not really a fan. Jesus is my way. 😆

    • Funso Jay

      Weldone folk… 👍👍
      Great stuffzzzzz

      • Solape


  3. Onaopemipo Oladipupo

    I see Billie Eilish, the rest are somewhat blur.😂
    Nice playlist, by the way.

    • Solape

      😅😅😅 you can check them out. Amazing songs! Thank you.

  4. Tolulope

    I just downloaded awake my soul by hill song and tasha cobbs 🥰 I can’t just stop listening to it🤗 thanks for this wonderful songs hint💋

    • Solape

      Yaay! You’re welcome, baby girl. 😘

  5. Mandon

    No trap music there na, pls upgrade this list🤣

    • Solape

      But you saw my genre of music sir? 🥺

  6. Kavena

    Maverick city music!!!🔥 an amazing
    breed of worshippers. Lovely

    • Solape

      I couldn’t agree more. So amazing! 😊

  7. Victoria Farojoye

    Love love love Maverick city music 🥰.
    I also listened to a lot of Mayorkun and AG baby during the quarantine.

    • Solape

      Everyone I know is into Maverick music. So many lovely songs! Plus, I’m forever a fan of Mayorkun. He’s always a vibe. 😊

  8. Ote

    I have always been a lover of Jazz. Anything that comes out of the horn calms my mind. I bet when ‘the trumpet’ sounds too 😁

    • Solape

      Oh wow. That’s lovely. 😊

  9. Jemima

    Maverick is fire promises is my best . The songs are really refreshing and evergreen

    • Solape

      Promises!!! Love love love the song!

  10. Seyi

    Jhene Aiko😍
    I prefer a quiet environment when I want to get stuff done though.
    Still, Apple Music made it easier for friends to share nice songs and force me to explain more genres like Country and Alternative, during the lockdown.

    • Solape

      Professor Seyi!!!
      Spotify and Apple music are 🔥
      Thanks for the comment. ❤️

  11. Bub ❤️

    How did ‘Faith’ by the Weeknd not make the list 😒

    Soundman Vol 1 ❤️ 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍

    PS. Create a collaborative playlist! 🥺😭 on spotify ❤️

    • Solape

      😫 😫 😫 😍 😍 😍 😍 ❤️

  12. Nomad

    Elaine… She’s an artist I’m sure you’d enjoy too.

    Great playlist. Thanks for sharing…

    • Solape

      Thank you! 😊


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