I know, I know. It’s the Friday before a long weekend and here I am brining you down. Or…maybe I’m just asking you to move over and joining you in life below emotional sea-level.
I’ve had a shitty week. My dog’s been in the hospital and my heart’s been through a blender. I’ve been lucky that my friends have rallied around me to help me occupy my time, but when left alone… I turn to sad songs.
Today I messaged my best friends and told them that I was either hitting a new emotional threshold or getting my period because an acoustic version of Katy Perry’s Firework made me cry.
My one friend said I was just like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind.
My other bestie said that anything acoustic has no place when dealing with a broken heart.
They’re right. But I’m a rebel and a glutton for punishment. That’s why I’m sharing with you the 5 songs you should stay away from when you’re sad…
5. The One that Got Away – Katy Perry (acoustic version)
This one gets me every time. Just clutch your pillow and cry. Everyone’s had that moment where they break up with someone and wonder if they’ve just made the biggest mistake of their lives. This song sucker punches me right in my pop-tastic gut.
4. This Year’s Love – David Grey
This one speaks for itself. Add a piano to feelings and you’ve got an emotional breakdown.
3. I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt
Ok. Shits getting real when I don’t even pick a song from the last 20 years for this list. You know that anyone who covers this song has been through some shit (Bon Iver, Adele). Whichever version you listen to, just make sure you’re not near anything sharp.
2. Someone Like You – Adele
Modern classic. There used to be a time (about two years ago) when you would be stuck at a stoplight, look over, and see a girl sobbing, mascara down her face and you just KNEW she was listening to Adele on the radio.
1. I Will Always Love You – Dolly Parton/Whitney Houston
Dolly is forever number one in my heart, but Whitney Houston (RIP) took this song to the next level for The Bodyguard.
Many, many people have covered this tune. So if you’re feeling brave enough, check out Chris Cornell’s version, but this rendition by Josh Weathers is amaze-balls.
You and me, we’re gonna be OK!