So, on Monday, I have an “Allen’s Infinite Playlist” post scheduled (now you know you have that to look forward to). Normally I don’t do two similar posts back to back, but today, I started thinking–I kind of have a song for everything. In no particular order, I have:
A perfect solo drinking while sad song
A perfect drinking with friends while sad song
A perfect drinking with friends while happy song
A perfect solo drinking while happy song
A perfect going to sleep song
A perfect waking up to kick ass in the morning song
A perfect play this at my funeral song
A perfect on my way to get revenge song
A perfect singing at the top of my lungs in the car song
A perfect spontaneous road trip song
The list goes on and on, folks. So, I decided to make a list of some of my “perfect for <blank> occasion” songs. But the list above is something that A LOT of us have made. I decided to share some of my strange scenario perfect songs. Hopefully, you’ll feel as confused by this list as I was while making it. Enjoy!
“Tightrope” by Janelle Monae [feat. Big Boi] – perfect pretending that I’m on an episode of “Carpool Karaoke” while stuck in traffic song.
“Shake That” by Eminem [feat. Nate Dogg] – perfect pretending that I could be a rapper song.
“No You Girls” by Franz Ferdinand – perfect pretending I’m at a cool college party and that college is actually fun song. Fun fact: saw them live. It was loud. I’m old.
“In the Aeroplane Over the Sea” by Neutral Milk Hotel – perfect pretending I’m a hipster in a coffee bar drinking sweet cream cold brew song.
“Not An Addict” by K’s Choice – perfect pretending that I’m a 90’s heroin addict song. Fun fact: saw them open for Alanis Morrisette in like ’97 or ’98 and all their songs sounded the same.
“Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles – perfect pretending I could play the acoustic guitar and sing in a way that didn’t make dogs howl song.
“Laid” by James – perfect pretending that I could be a believable frontman for a 90’s alternative band song.
“Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M. – perfect staring out the window and pretending that your whole world is crashing down song. Preferably while it’s raining.
“S&M” by Rihanna – perfect pretending that I’m way naughtier and sexier than I am or will ever be song.
“La Vie Boheme A & B” from RENT Soundtrack – perfect for pretending that I’m a Broadway star song. I had to use the movie version instead of the Broadway version ’cause…video quality.
So…what “perfect for weird occasion” song do you have?
Until next time…