Some days are sad days. Days where it’s a little harder to get out of bed. Maybe it’s because you’re dreading going to school, maybe you’re scared about the state of the world, maybe you just remembered Alan Rickman is dead. Maybe you’re just feeling a little, well… weepy.
We totally get those days. Hell, we started Weepy Girls’ Corner for those days. The days when all you want to do is crawl under your duvet with a box of Kleenex, a jar of Nutella and a Pinterest board of unlikely animal friendships.
And sometimes, crying along with a favourite song – whether a massive, snotty, gulping-breaths kind of cry or a silent, staring-out-the-window-like-a-tragic-heroine kind of cry – is the very best medicine there is. So if you’re having a Weepy Day today, here are some of our favourite songs to weep along to.
Go on, get it all out.
First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
“I’m glad I didn’t die before I met you
But now I don’t care, I could go anywhere with you
And I’d probably be happy”
We’re crying because: LOVE IS SO BEAUTIFUL, Y’ALL
All Too Well – Taylor Swift
“You tell me ’bout your past, thinking your future was me.”
We’re crying because: sometimes you wish you didn’t remember everything so clearly.
Mississippi Goddam – Nina Simone
“All I want is equality
For my sister my brother my people and me”
We’re crying because: this beautifully angry song about race is still relevant, in 2017.
Beautiful – Christina Aguleria
“I am beautiful
No matter what they say
Words can’t bring me down”
We’re crying because: beauty is about how you feel on the inside.
When Somebody Loved Me – Jessie, Toy Story 2
“Through the summer and the fall
We had each other that was all”
We’re crying because: we miss our childhood toys. That Furby deserved better.
Colourblind – Counting Crows
“I am ready
I am… fine”
We’re crying because: We’ve all said we’re fine when we aren’t.
Say Something – A Great Big World, Christina Aguileria
“Anywhere, I would’ve followed you
Say something, I’m giving up on you”
We’re crying because: caring about someone who doesn’t treat you right is exhausting.
Angel – Jack Johnson
“But you’re so busy changing the world
Just one smile can change all of mine”
We’re crying because: love makes people into idiots. Really happy idiots.
Not about Angels – Birdy
Found something real that’s out of touch
But if you’d searched the whole wide world
Ho oh oh would you dare to let it go?
We’re crying because: life is so unfair.
The Stars of Track and Field – Belle and Sebastian
“Could I write a piece about you now that you’ve made it?
About the hours spent, the emptiness in your training”
We’re crying because: some people
Hurt – Johny Cash
“What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end”
We’re crying because: sometimes life is properly painful.
Fix You – Coldplay
“When the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can’t replace”
We’re crying because: I mean, seriously, who isn’t crying at this point.
Delicate – Damien Rice
“So why do you fill my sorrow
With the words you’ve borrowed
From the only place you’ve know”
We’re crying because: it’s ok to want to keep things to yourself, alright? SHUT UP.
All By Myself – Cèline Dion
“I think of all the friends I’ve known
But when I dial the telephone
We’re crying because: sometimes we all feel Bridget Jones-level lonely.
Literally any song – Adele
And if you’ve still got some tears left? We all know who to call.
We’re crying because: Oh, who even knows anymore.
Sending loads of hugs your way, guys. And fetch a spoon for that Nutella.