33 Songs That Make Gay People Dramatically Stare Out Of Windows Pretending To Be Emo And Sad
Brb, putting “Come Clean” on and praying it rains.
"I'm With You" by Avril Lavigne
Angst Level: High. Like if it was raining and you had an umbrella you sure as hell were twirling it whilst walking down the street yodeling Avril-style in your head.
"Come Clean" by Hilary Duff
Angst Level: Low to high, depending on the weather. This song is like the gay "Hail Mary" when it rains.
"My Immortal" by Evanescence
Angst Level: REALLY FUCKING HIGH. Amy Lee is the patron saint of emo gays.
"Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera
Angst Level: Lowish. Though, to be fair, the spoken word "Don't look at me" intro is iconic and v. angsty.
"Lucky" by Britney Spears
Angst Level: Medium because if there's nothing missing in my life then why do these tears come at night?
"Shadow" by Ashlee Simpson
Angst Level: High, especially if you had siblings. Mom likes you more anyways!!!
"Never Had A Dream Come True" by S Club 7
Angst Level: Low-ish. It's S Club...
"Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson
Angst Level: Low. Every gay in a small town can relate.
"Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield
Angst Level: Medium-low. This song just made me upset I wasn't one of those rich kids on The Hills. It lowkey made me feel ugly, no offense.
The Titanic soundtrack
Angst Level: High. Jack and Rose met in two days, fell in love, and fucked. Meanwhile you were just some little closeted kid staring out of bus windows dramatically listening to the Titanic soundtrack.
"My All" by Mariah Carey
Angst Level: High. Get off that damn boat, Mariah. It's sinking.
"Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton
Angst Level: When she shaves Tyson Beckford's beard in the video I tremble.
"It's All Coming Back To Me Now" by Celine Dion
Angst Level: Ridiculously high. The number of times I trudged around my room and paused to dramatically look out of my bedroom window was unhealthy.
"Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden
Angst Level: Low. It's Savage Garden lol.
"White Flag" by Dido
Angst Level: Low. It's Dido lol.
"Too Little Too Late" by JoJo
Angst Level: Very high. She's dramatically looking out of a window for half the video shitting on all those scumbags from school. We can relate!
"No Air" by Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown
Angst Level: HIGH. The best duet of all time!!!
"Take A Bow" by Rihanna
Angst Level: Low. The best thing to do while listening to "Take A Bow" is to erratically shake your hands in the air when she sings "How about a round of applause? Standing ovation."
"Don't Let Me Get Me" by Pink
Angst Level: High. Though the Britney Spears slander was unnecessary.
"Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé
Angst Level: Medium. This song was especially helpful if you got in a fight with one of your friends and wanted an angsty away message.
"Unpretty" by TLC
Angst Level: Medium. This song made me want plastic surgery even though I know that wasn't the message.
"2 Become 1" by the Spice Girls
Angst Level: Medium-high. Ended barebacking, though no one was having sex at that age anyway!!!
"Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie
Angst Level: High. Now excuse me while I get a fedora and bobby pin it onto my head so it looks like it's low-key falling off.
"Graduation (Friends Forever)" by Vitamin C
Angst Level: High. Middle school was a trying time for us all.
"By Your Side" by Sade
Angst Level: Low. This would come on in your mom or mom's friend's mini van and you would sit in the backseat, blow on the glass, and draw shapes with your dewy residue (ew lol).
The "Pure Moods" CD commercial
Angst Level: High. Orchestra music, chanting, and Enya always get to gays.
"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Angst Level: Medium. Because you would try to sing this song and realize that you really weren't a vocalist. Sad.
"Almost Doesn't Count" by Brandy
Angst Level: High because Brandy in a cowboy hat is iconic.
"Take A Bow" by Madonna
Angst Level: Medium-low because it just makes me think about problematic bull fighting.
"Because Of You" by Kelly Clarkson
Angst Level: High. This song made me want to have a dead-beat mom. (No offense, mom.)
"If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys
Angst Level: Medium. I was deciding if Alicia Keys was for straight people but a gay told me it reminds me of fall. Fall is pretty gay so there's that.
"All You Wanted" by Michelle Branch
Angst Level: HIGH. This was back when rock music meant something.
"There's Gotta Be More To Life" by Stacie Orrico
Angst Level: VERY HIGH because WHATEVER HAPPENED TO STACIE ORRICO?!
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