Spotify now has a "vaccine playlist" to help you celebrate "your vaccine experience."
· Apr 28, 2021 ·

After the Rona vaccines were announced, Spotify noticed a new trend among its users: playlists being named after pharmaceutical companies and the vaccines themselves.

To accommodate this odd trend, Spotify decided it would offer an official "vaccine playlist" for everyone that would also make them feel more comfortable about getting jabbed:

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"Since Jan. 1, Spotify users have curated more than 7,700 vaccine-related playlists around the world," wrote Billboard. "In the last 90 days, Spotify has witnessed a 350% increase in fan-generated playlists specific to the COVID-19 vaccine and naming playlists after the various vaccine manufacturers, including Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson."

The list includes Pat Benatar's "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," Lady Gaga's "The Cure," AC/DC's "Shot in the Dark," Nina Simone's "Feeling Good," and Europe's "The Final Countdown."

As weird as this might be, I can't blame Spotify for noticing a trend and capitalizing on it. What I am concerned about are a few of the other songs on the playlist:

  • "My Church" by Maren Morris, where she describes how the radio in her car is where she worships. Why in the world are you connecting worship to the vaccine, Spotify??
  • "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira. If you're that excited about immunization, I suggest you might – hear me out – have a problem.
  • "Up" by Cardi B... because, well, Cardi B.
  • "My Shot" from the Hamilton musical. Connecting a song about rebellion against the British crown to vaccines is a stretch, but I'll allow it because 1776, baby!
  • "Waiting On The World To Change" by John Mayer. Most of us would like the world to go back to normal. Waiting for it to change sounds just a bit like the perfect theme song for those Global Reset folks at the IMF.

What do you think? Is this hilarious... or just cringe?

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