Musical Bookending

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…



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