Bruce Springsteen said it best: "The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with." It's true—music has a way of softening the blow of the world's ills. And in these uncertain times, I'm finding that I'm listening to music every chance I can get.
Thankfully, our favorite musicians are sharing their voices to offer a bit of happiness during these challenging days.
Global Citizen, an organization that focuses on combating global poverty, announced its "At Home Together" series and celebs have officially (and unofficially) joined the movement. From classical to pop, our favorite artists are having (free!) at-home concerts on social media and it's curing much of our boredom.
We're sure more celebs will follow suit, but here are a few of the most beautiful, inspiring and viral performances we're obsessed with:
Coldplay's lead singer Chris Martin played a 30-minute set at home on Instagram Live last month and we're still replaying it over and over in our minds.
The 90s hit boy band reunited for Elton John's iHeartRadio's Living Room Concert for America and sang I Want It That Way.
Ben Platt + Dear Evan Hansen cast
Ben Platt & Cast of Dear Evan Hansen Perform 'You Will Be Found' - #HomeFest www.youtube.com
Tony winner Ben Platt sang a song from The Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen: You Will Be Found. Gabrielle Carruba, Jared Goldsmith, Ivan Hernandez, Christiane Noll, Jessica Phillips, Jordan Fisher, Stephen Christopher Anthony, Ciara Alyse Harris, Stephanie La Rochelle, Claire Rankin and Jessica Sherman all joined in on James Corden's Late Late Show.
P!NK hopped on the bandwagon and gave an awesome mini-concert on Instagram last month and even posted a video of herself singing Adele's Make You Feel My Love. So good!
Les Misérables crew
"Bring Him Home" from Les Misérables | Sung by Alfie Boe, John-Owen Jones, Barricade Boys and more www.youtube.com
Cast members from Les Misérables beautifully sang Bring Him Home. Alfie Boe, Ramin Karimloo, John Owen-Jones, David Shannon, Alistair Brammer, Fra Fee and Rob Houchen, who are all former cast members, appear on the track, alongside hit foursome The Barricade Boys.
H.E.R took to Instagram and sang a few hits. "I like to think of it as y'all hanging out with me at home or me hanging out with you at your home," she said.
Michael McDonald: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert www.youtube.com
Five-time Grammy winner Michael McDonald sang Matters Of The Heart followed by Minute By Minute and What A Fool Believes during his Tiny Desk (home) concert.
John Legend - #TogetherAtHome Concert Series www.youtube.com
John Legend, alongside his wife Chrissy Teigen, performed an at-home concert on Instagram Live to help lift spirits. Luna also appeared on the mini concert to join them for a rendition of Beauty and the Beast's theme song.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma shared a video of himself playing on Twitter with a special message: “This is for the healthcare workers on the frontlines—the Sarabande from Bach's Cello Suite No. 3."
Hudson's rendition of Amazing Grace gave us all the feels. In an Instagram post she wrote, "Together. It's so important to stay home right now, so I've partnered up with my friends at @glblctzn to bring you a concert from my home to yours that will be live streaming here on IG on Wednesday, March 25th at 1 pm PT/ 4 pm ET. Also, my number is 312-584-4141 so text me! I can't wait to talk to you all more. #TogetherAtHome."
Need more? Here are a few upcoming live streaming concerts in April:
Phish just announced the upcoming release of a new studio album Sigma Oasis. And if that's not enough, the crew is slated to unveil the follow-up to 2016's Big Boat via a listening party on Facebook at 9 pm on 4/1.
Alec Benjamin will be Thursday's Billboard Live At-Home performers at 10 am PT on Facebook.
Tune in daily at 1pm ET for Fred Hersch's daily live stream of jazz music on Facebook.
Miley Cyrus will bring Bright Minded to Instagram each weekday at 2:30 pm ET on Instagram.
Every weekday, Levi's will bring you live performances from some of your favorite artists at 9:01 pm ET on Instagram.