News/research from teacher-journalist Robert J. Ballantyne
March 29, 2020 #1 for 1 week

Ellie Goulding, blackbear, “Worry About Me”

Why this pop song became part of the soundtrack of my life for the week of March 29-April 4, 2020

Genre Key signature Tempo
Pop F Minor Slow (76-107 BPM)

Songwriters: Ellie Goulding, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Matthew Musto, Peter Svensson, Savan Kotecha; Producers: Ilya

GenreKey SignatureTempo
PopF MinorSlow (81 BPM)

As I write this, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide is 664,608 and spreading steeply:

John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre confirmed cases on March 28, 2020 at 10:36 p.m. Screen capture

The number of confirmed cases looks like this on a partial world map:

John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre confirmed cases on March 28, 2020 at 10:36 p.m. Screen capture

This is Goulding’s fifth #1 on my personal charts, and blackbear’s first #1 here.


References

Goulding, E. & blackbear (2020). Worry about me [Song]. On Worry about me [Album]. Polydor.

John Hopkins University & Medicine. (2020, March 28). Coronavirus COVID-19 global cases by the Center or Systems Science and Engineering. Retrieved from https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

Wikipedia. (n.d.). Worry about me (song). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worry_About_Me