Hudson County: Join Us at 7:00PM Nightly to Thank Our Health Heroes

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NYC was doing it, and now Hudson County’s on board. For the last few nights, residents across Hudson County have taken to their balconies, windows, and doorsteps to participate in a countywide gesture of appreciation via applause and song. It was an amazing turnout — residents clapped their hands in applause, banged on pots + pans to make noise as a sign of their gratitude, and turned up Frank Sinatra tunes. Now, we’re asking for everyone to do it again…and again, and again. Join us nightly to thank  our health heroes — here are the details:

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The Playlist

All right, here’s the situation — every night at 7:00PM, join Hudson County {yes, all of HC — we’re looking at you Hoboken, Jersey City, Bayonne, North Bergen, West New York, Union City, Secaucus, Kearny, Harrison, Weehawken, Guttenberg, and East Newark} in a countywide moment of appreciation via applause + song.

The Nightly Cheer: How It Works

For the first 15-30 seconds, clap right at 7:00PM, and then turn on your song for the neighborhood to hear {bonus points if you have a big speaker!}.

If you have speakers at home and can help or know someone else that does in Hudson County, please ask them to turn them up, face toward the window right on the dot at 7:00PM each night. Try to get anyone in your building involved in singing/cheering/enjoying via their balconies, windows, doorsteps, backyards, add people to Facetime, Zoom — it all counts.

Right now, our healthcare workers are working on the frontlines of this pandemic and continue to put their own health + safety at risk to benefit ours. In that case, the least we could do as a county is say thank you + spread a little cheer.

The Songs

Daily, we’ll be announcing the song at noon our social media/website just to keep spirits up — so make sure to check our social platforms or bookmark this post. We’ve done “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra and “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, and below is our ongoing list of songs for each night {one song per night – date correlating with the song}.

If you need the song for your speakers, listen to our founder’s spotify playlist here.

The Running List {we’ll bold the date it is!}:

Friday, April 3rd: “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” – Whitney Houston

Saturday, April 4th: “Empire State of Mind” – Alicia Keys + Jay-Z

Sunday, April  5th: “My Way” – Frank Sinatra

Monday, April 6th: “Born to Run” – Bruce  Springsteen

Tuesday, April 7th: “Lean On Me” – Bill Withers

Wednesday, April 8th: “New York State of Mind” – Billy Joel

Thursday, April 9th – “The Best” – Tina Turner

Friday, April 10th: “Wake Me Up” – Avicii

Saturday, April 11th: “Heroes” — Alesso ft. Tove Lo

Sunday, April 12th: “Fly Me to The Moon” — Frank Sinatra

Monday, April 13th: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” — Marvin Gaye + Tammi Terrell

Tuesday, April 14: “A Sky Full of Stars” – Coldplay {We’re told this is the Hoboken EMS’ ‘battle song’}

Wednesday, April 15: “Good Vibrations” – Marky Mark Feat. The Funky Bunch

Thursday, April 16: “Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor

Friday, April 17: “Save the World” – Swedish House Mafia

Saturday, April 18th: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” – Franki Valli and the Four Seasons

Sunday, April 19th: “The Way You Look Tonight” – Frank Sinatra

Monday, April 20th: “Home” – Phillip Phillips

Tuesday, April 21st: “Dancing in the Dark”-  Bruce Springsteen

Wednesday, April 22nd: “Three Little Birds” – Bob Marley

Thursday, April 23rd: “Safe and Sound” – Capital Cities

Friday, April 24th: “Your Love” – The Outfield

Saturday, April 25th: “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake

Sunday, April 26th: “The Best Is Yet to Come” – Frank Sinatra

Monday, April 27th: “Waiting on the World to Change” – John Mayer

Tuesday, April 28th: “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” – Céline Dion

Wednesday, April 29th: “Glory Days” – Bruce Springsteen

Thursday, April 30th: “Juicy {It Was All a Dream}” – Biggie Smalls

Friday, May 1st: “Livin’ on a Prayer” – Bon Jovi

Saturday, May 2nd: “Listen to Your Heart” – DHT

Sunday, May 3rd: “Come Fly With Me” – Frank Sinatra

Monday, May 4th: “Here Comes the Sun” – The Beatles {George Harrison}

Tuesday, May 5th: “As Long As You Love Me” – Backstreet Boys

Wednesday, May 6th: “For the Longest Time” – Billy Joel

Thursday, May 7th: “We Will Rock You” – Queen

Friday, May 8th: “Can’t Escape My Love” – Enrique Iglesias

Saturday, May 9th: “Tubthumping” – Chumbawamba

Sunday, May 10th: “Luck Be a Lady Tonight” – Frank Sinatra {in honor of Mother’s Day!}

Monday, May 11th: “September” – Earth, Wind, & Fire

Tuesday, May 12th: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” – Randy Newman

Wednesday, May 13th: Dealer’s choice!

Thursday, May 14th: Dealer’s choice!

Friday, May 15th: “I Want U Back” – Jackson 5

Saturday, May 16th: “Sweet Caroline” – Neil Diamond

Sunday, May 17th: “You Make Me Feel So Young” – Frank Sinatra

Monday, May 18th: “Rise Up” – Andra Day

Tuesday, May 19th: “It’s My Life” – Bon Jovi

Wednesday, May 20th: “Stronger” – Britney Spears

Thursday, May 21st: “Walking on Sunshine” – Katrina and the Waves

Friday, May 22nd: “Human” – The Killers

Saturday, May 23rd: “Beautiful Day”  – U2

Sunday, May 24th: “Summer Wind” – Sinatra

Monday, May 25th:

…and more to come.

Have a request? Email us! hello@hobokengirl.com. We’re trying to do a mix of oldies, new songs, all inspirational and fun — the messages we hear from local nurses and doctors about how much this means to them has been wonderful. Let’s keep the energy up!

Spreading the Word

Feel free to share the graphic above with song picks and this post with neighbors and friends. This is the very least we could do to cheer for our healthcare workers, and want them to know that the support we are giving them is holding strong. If you take a video or photo, make sure to tag us @thehobokengirl on Instagram for a reshare – and email any videos to hello@hobokengirl.com.

 

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The Cheers in Action

In case you were curious as to how all of this is supposed to go down, check out the first round of cheers here:

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If these videos aren’t enough to get you inspired, then we’re sure the actual applause + sing along you hear tonight will. So remember — all of Hudson County, tonight, at 7:00PM. Warm-up your hands. so you can clap super loudly, procure a noisemaker of sorts {we’re fans of pots + pans}, and grab your speakers. Regardless of your preferred noise-making method, the goal here is to simply say thank you to those right there on the front lines. We’ll hear from you tonight at 7:00PM.

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Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.


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