30 people told us the one song that, more than any other, brings back memories of their first sexual experience.
Hey Ya, Mean Girls, Livejournal.
I want to be a standup comedian so I watch and re-watch The Best of SNL on VHS. I have the music montage memorized and I know when to hide behind the couch because the guy dressed in purple with high-heeled lady boots is on and he can see me through the television.
That’s one thing I’ve noticed while indulging this melancholy: the best songs for weepy introspection always, always, always reference coffee. Below, the best “sad-coffee” playlist in the world. Put it on, wait for it to drizzle outside, brew a fresh pot and curl up in a window sill. It’s time to stare out into the street, sip some joe and feel super sad.
This got me wondering just what it is that makes musicians cool. I’m not talking about Prince, Al Green, or Debbie Harry here — I mean awkward white guys like myself.
The criteria for this list is pretty basic: a good cover both honors the quality of the original song, as well as adds a level of nuance and individuality to it that justifies having done a cover in the first place, and any cover of a Beatles song has been disqualified on principle.