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People stuck indoors due to the Coronavirus pandemic are at least “down with the sickness” in one positive way.

Per Billboard, a number of songs that have loosely been tied to COVID-19 are experiencing a bump in streams and downloads. One of those songs is Disturbed’s “Down with the Sickness,” which saw a 31% increase in digital song sales within the past week. The track has also been streaming 2.6 million times, which accounts for an increase of 3% percent.

Other songs to experience a bump include R.E.M’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” and The Knack’s “My Sharona,” because apparently, everyone loves a fun rhyme.

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.