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Jamiroquai reworks David Bowie classic to create special "lockdown" song


The boredom of self-isolation has gotten the better of Jay Kay. In a bid to keep the creative flame burning, the Jamiroquai frontman has reworked David Bowie classic ‘Let’s Dance’.

The original song, which was written by Bowie and produced by Nile Rodgers, has been given a special quarantine makeover by Jay Kay who has changed “let’s dance” to “lockdown” as a reflection of the current coronavirus crisis: “Lockdown! Put on your facemask and watch TV,” he sings.

The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease was first officially identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of March 29th, more than 677,703 cases of COVID-19 have been officially confirmed but the actual number is thought to be much higher due to substantial under-reporting of cases.

With more than 31,737 people having died from the virus, COVID-19 has now spread into more than 180 other countries—including mainland Europe, South America and North America. Given the exponential growth in cases in countries like Italy, Spain and the UK, the WHO have now stated that Europe was the current centre of the pandemic.

To lighten the mood, Jay Kay has put on his red shoes and run you through what has to be the best—and only—lockdown song of all time.

Lockdown! Put on your facemask and watch TV
Lockdown! To the sound of the kids all screaming at me
Lockdown! Trying to avoid the COVID-19
Lockdown! I have a headache, a serious headache
And if you dry cough, I’ll run from you.
I fever so high, the diarrhoea.
You know this viral flu, is trying to kill you too.
If you should run, under a bus, it is because you’re bored.
Lockdown! Put on your facemask and watch TV.