Musically inclined West Siders have been posting more songs to keep their neighbors entertained amid the quarantine. We posted one batch of “Quarantunes” a few weeks ago. Here are a few we got more recently.
Marilyn Taylor and some neighbors on West Harlem sang ‘Sunny Side of the Room’. She explained how it came about.
“My husband, Ken Samuelsen, and I have lived in West Harlem and been roaming the UWS for almost 7 years. We rewrote lyrics to “Sunny Side of the Street” to reflect the shutdown times we’re living in now, and we made a little video of us singing it. A neighbor in our building liked it and thought it would be fun to take our song and make a goodwill project of out it. He asked people in the building to film themselves singing along to the song, and he put those videos all together in a Zoom-like configuration.”
Madie Polyak made a parody of the song ‘Hey There Delilah’.
Broadway stars Dee Roscioli and Annaleigh Ashford made a video about vowing not to defy quarantine with some Dr. Fauci shout-outs.
And Shari Goldenberg wanted to make a tribute to nurses and other frontline workers. “I live on the UWS and have been staying safe at home. I recently got off the phone with a friend who is an ER Nurse after her 13 hour shift. She called me crying after spending the day watching too many people die from this awful virus. I immediately called a musician friend of mine and said we need to do something to cheer people up and let all these frontline workers know that they are appreciated. What better way than through music. We rewrote the lyrics to the Golden Girls theme song ‘Thank You For Being A Friend’ by Andrew Gold and teamed up with our community to create this musical tribute.”