Tom Hanks' wife Rita Wilson shares "Quarantunes" playlist for anyone self-isolating for coronavirus

Publish Date
Monday, 16 March 2020, 11:39AM

It seems Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are using music to make their days in self-isolation more upbeat after testing positive for coronavirus.

The couple - who are currently in Australia to film the Elvis Presley biopic, in which Hanks is set to play Presley's manager - announced last Thursday that they had both tested positive for the wide-spreading disease.

One day later, Wilson took to Twitter to ask fans for suggestions regarding a playlist — a quarantine playlist.

Posting on Friday night, the 63-year-old wrote: "Hi guys! I want to make a playlist for people self quarantining. Something that might relate to isolation, perhaps? Can you send some song ideas that I can add? Also, what should we call it?... This is what one does in quarantine. U think of stuff like this."

A few hours later, the actress returned to the social media platform with the title of her playlist after fans issued a slew of suggestions.

She announced: "And the winner for the quarantine playlist naming is QUARANTUNES!"

The playlist features 28 relevant tracks like Billy Idol's 'Dancing with Myself', the Bee Gees' 'Night Fever' and MC Hammer's classic 'You Can’t Touch This.'

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For anyone self-isolating, the playlist definitely has some great tunes to bring some light to a bleak situation.

Last night, the Forrest Gump star also shared a picture during their coronavirus containment.

Alongside a shot of some vegemite on toast, he wrote: "Thanks to the Helpers. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. Hanx."

The full Quarantunes playlist:

  1. Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
  2. Grateful - Rita Wilson
  3. Leaving on a Jet Plane - Rita Wilson
  4. Lonely People - America
  5. So Far Away - Carole King
  6. Amazing Grace - Sleeping At Last
  7. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - Rita Wilson
  8. All By Myself - Eric Carmen
  9. Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol
  10. Rockin' Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu - Johnny Rivers
  11. I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
  12. Insomniac's Lullaby - Paul Simon
  13. I'm So Tired - The Beatles
  14. You Say - Lauren Daigle
  15. Rise Up - Andra Day
  16. Come Healing - Leonard Cohen
  17. Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tennille
  18. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
  19. Girls Night In - Rita Wilson
  20. Survivor - Destiny's Child
  21. I Want To Break Free - Queen
  22. Locked Up - Akon
  23. Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
  24. Go On Through It - Rita Wilson
  25. Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
  26. The Climb - Miley Cyrus
  27. U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
  28. Night Fever - Bee Gees
  29. Sometimes Love - Rita Wilson
  30. Stuck With You - Huey Lewis & The News
  31. Hello Walls - Willie Nelson
  32. I Want A New Drug - Huey Lewis & The News