No Margaritaville? Jimmy Buffett Fans Give Their Top Songs to Waste Away to During the Coronavirus

The coronavirus has not exactly put everyone in the shelter, even those with visions of a Pascagoula run or a peanut butter conspiracy. There won't be filling station holdups, love in a library or, gasp—even wanting frills from Margativille—from a list of favorite non-traditional songs by Jimmy Buffett.

Coronavirus has many Americans in a shutdown, but it did not stop parrotheads from flocking to Twitter and chirping their favorite songs that most people don't quite know by heart.

There are no changes in latitude, travelers on the ole A1A or others just seeking a salty piece of land to claim exemption from the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19. Not even Joe Merchant, himself.

Fans of beachcombing songwriter Jimmy Buffett have collaborated to form a list of songs they love to hear from the heart during the recent coronavirus, and Buffett's most-popular tune "Margaritaville" did not even make the list, according to his Twitter followers.

But that was the whole point. And though the Twitter poll was taken on Monday, you won't see "Come Monday" on the list. Other famous songs not on the list are "Why Don't We Get Drunk," "Pencil Thin Mustache," "A Pirate Looks at Forty," "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes," cover songs or others that are considered "can't-miss" tunes at a Buffett show.

For those who don't live by the coconut telegraph, here's a rundown of the world's situation, and why Buffett has suspended his 2020 tour.

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Jimmy Buffett performs during a Tribute to Allen Toussaint at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 50th Anniversary at Fair Grounds Race Course on May 05, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage

The coronavirus (COVID-19) was first detected in Wuhan, China during late 2019, and by April 13, nearly 2 million people worldwide have tested positive for the virus, and there have been more than 119,000 deaths around the globe.

In the United States, there have been more than 580,000 cases—the most by any country. The U.S. has more than 23,000 deaths so far, which also leads all countries.

And, no, to quote a famous Buffett tune, it's not traceable if the virus was brought to the U.S. on a "Slow Boat From China." Most likely, it was from air travel and everyday human communications.

As many states and cities issued orders to stay at home, or to quarantine themselves as best as possible, Jimmy Buffett's crew tweeted Monday night that the musician has developed "cabin fever," and then asked his fans a question:

"What is the song we don't all know by heart that you'd love to hear Jimmy revisit? And if there is special reason please share that too."

The list of songs might not be a set list of non-Buffett followers, thus songs like "Margaritaville" and "Come Monday" did not appear. But on this Monday, here are a list of songs listed by his fans:

  • God's Own Drunk
  • Pacing the Cage

Pacing The Cage. No special reason. Just a beautiful song.

— Jamie Peklicz (@Nailers_Off_Ice) April 13, 2020
  • They Don't Dance Like Carmen No More
  • Havana Daydreamin
  • Kick it into Second Wind
  • It's My Job
  • Little Miss Magic
  • Life is Just a Tire Swing
  • Woman Going Crazy on Caroline Street
  • Tin Cup Chalice
  • Jolly Mon
  • Spider John
  • Nautical Wheelers
  • Mañana
  • Delaney Talks to Statues
  • West Nashville Grand Ballroom Gown
  • Cowboy in the Jungle
  • Take Another Road
  • Brahma Fear

"Little Miss Magic" Danced my infant daughter around the living room to that one. First birthday, sixteenth birthday, graduation, and wedding. Not sure if its a rarity though, I've heard it so often.

— Michael Heffernan (@brendanbehanire) April 13, 2020

Brahma Fear. Because it's the third greatest song after a Pirate Looks At 40 and Come Monday

— Pirate Rick (@PirateRick69) April 13, 2020