Yes, sometimes you just want to shut the door and cry it out. Own it. A little musical prompting to get the water works flowing saves time and kleenex. My sisters think wallowing in the sads is unproductive and for dumb dumbs. Not true. We dramatic nutjobs out there – who provide the world with our entertaining antics and roller coaster emotions – depend upon a healthy dose of the mopey playlist blues to better appreciate moments of revelry.
To preserve some dignity, let us refrain from calling this compilation “I just got dumped,” “There was someone else,” or “These were OUR songs.”
Let’s just go with “Liar Liar I’ll set your new girlfriend’s house on fire.”
Song: Anna – Gunnar Madsen
Significance: SATC La Delour Exquise! “Go to Paris…”
Song: Revelry – Kings of Leon
Significance: Public tears at Momofuko
Song: Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl – Broken Social Scene
Significance: Being one of the rotten ones.
Song: Best Friend – 50 Cent
Significance: Thug love. A common ringtone at 103 West Winter. Also substitute the word “Silly.”
Song: Anything But Mine – Kenny Chesney
Significance: “You’re sleeping in Hayes!”
Song: Too Much Between Us – Procol Harum
Significance: Perfect for a rainy day sob fest or sitting on the dock of the bay wondering where your morals went…
Song: Wouldn’t it Be Nice – Beach Boys
Song: Infinity – The XX
Significance: An alt/NPR-sounding, not over it kind of self-merking
Song: Night Moves – Bob Seger
Significance: HOH. The teenage beginning of a long string of liars.
Song: Exile – Enya
Significance: Enya tops herself in LA Story! Such a classic. This one will really make you want to eat paint chips and hide under high thread count sheets in the dark. Or something.. not that I know from experience.
Song: That’s How Strong My Love Is – Otis Redding
Significance: Nobody knows the melody of pain like Otis. Mmmmhmm.
…and the ultimate…Unleash the fury, Mitch! Cuts to the core of me, Baxter!
Song: I Dreamed a Dream – Patti Lupone
Significance: Lea and Idina’s cover nowhere near compares to Ms. Lupone