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A song you listen to when you’re sad.  There are two ways I can go with this – songs I listen to when I’m sad and want to feel better or songs I listen to when I’m sad and want to stay sad.  I’m going to go with the latter since yesterday was happy songs and you can answer the first part of that with yesterday’s list.

I have playlists for this too (of course). I actually have a playlist called “Wallowy Pumpkins” which is comprised solely of slow, depressing Smashing Pumpkins songs. I have a playlist called Depression as part of my 5-stages-of-grief series.  I have a playlist simply called “ow.” (as in ouch, my heart hurts, poor me!)

This is one of the worst/best from the wallowy Pumpkins mix.  It’s also the most-recent Pumpkins song to receive a mention on the 30-day list. It’s got that awesome gritty BC power whine.

There are dozens of Iron and Wine songs that fit well into this category. Especially the pre-Shepherd’s Dog stuff.  This one is particularly sad:

The Weepies are always a good choice if you’re sad and want to say sad.  As their name implies, they’re good for crying to – they have said in interviews that making people cry is one of their goals.  Well, I guess it’s more allowing people to cry or encouraging to let those emotions out.  Not like haha suckers I’m going to make you BAWL LIKE A BABY!

Adele has said that about “Someone Like You” though.  She loves seeing the stage guys cry when she sings it.

But the winner for this one was clear to me from the get go. Ani takes this category too. I can feel this one.  I can envision it because it’s all such familiar territory. Airport pickups are always a little awkward, even without the pain and drama the folks in this song are going through.  It’s the issues that come up at the end of any relationship – the why this didn’t work reflection time.  It’s just so simple and pretty.  Plus I’m a sucker for a sad piano.

No one on YouTube posted the whole song.  You can’t cut the first two minutes of piano!

Ani DiFranco – You Had Time

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*I think this goes without saying given the topic, but the lyrics in these videos are NSFW*

This is a fun one – a song you listen to when you’re angry. First, of course, I consulted my “Anger” playlist. There I found just what I was thinking. ALL OF ANI DIFRANCO’S DILATE. Seriously, it is the best angry album. It’s multiple kinds of anger too, break-up anger, watching-your-friends-sell-out anger, anti-capitalist anger, general-frustrations-with-life aka angsty anger. It’s phenomenal. So how can I choose just one from that album? Maybe I should keep going down the list. Tales of a Scorched Earth is suuuuuuccccchhhh a good angry song. There is so much yelling. Lots and lots and lots of yelling. Where Dilate is whip smart and has beautiful mood and lyrical crescendos and decrescendos, Tales of a Scorched Earth starts angry, sustains the anger, and ends angry. Whew buddy. I’ve belted that one out more than once.

Since yesterday was so intensely Pumpkins-heavy, I think I’m going to go with Ani on this one. And no, I’m not going with Untouchable Face. That song makes me giggle. This one, this one right here, is the one:

Ok fine, here are some others. Twist my arm . . .

This is one of my faves:

(This CD did not come gift wrapped)

This is a fun cutesy angry song. Yes, there is such a thing.

There was an official video on YouTube, but it was edited which totally detracted from the anger. Part of the reason I love it so much is the relish with which they sling the allegedly-obscene word.

Oh, and just so you know, I’m too plush for your pathetic digs.

Sometimes when I’m angry I go to my “feel better fast” playlist which includes tracks that others find unconventional. My friends just aren’t sure why The Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea peps me up – because it’s peppy?

And finally, this one is on BOTH my anger mix AND my feel better fast mix.

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