Playlist: It’s My Pool Party, I’ll Cry If I Want To

Winter is when sad girls are really in their prime. Hide under the covers eating ramen while marathoning a show you don’t even really like? Yeah, we invented that. But once summertime comes, things get more confusing. What are we supposed to do, cry into our margaritas? It’s not a good fit.

This is a playlist for those times; when you wanna paint it black but everyone else is painting it neon and hitting the beach. Riding with the top down and maybe getting teary behind your sunglasses a little bit. Sunscreen doesn’t protect you from sad feelings, but you can still listen to some summer fun while you’re feeling summer sads. It’s ok, you’re not alone.

* This playlist doesn’t contain any Lana del Rey even though I feel like this is her aesthetic because I don’t really get her, sorry.


It’s My Pool Party, I Can Cry If I Want To

[Stream it here]

Crazy For You – Best Coast
Swimming Pools (Drank) – Kendrick Lamar
Under the Blacklight – Rilo Kiley
Pills N Potions – Nicki Minaj
Habits – Tove Lo
Dancing on My Own – Robyn
Breakin’ Up – Rilo Kiley
Chandelier – Sia
Running If You Call My Name – Haim
Never Will Be Mine – Rye Rye (feat. Robyn)
Our Deal – Best Coast
Bad Religion – Frank Ocean

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  1. Protip: no one can see you crying when you’re underwater but it does make wearing goggles a lot more difficult/less useful.

  2. Thank you for thd no Lana! But you should of added Lykke Li. Her latest is like singing sad songs in the sunshine.

  3. Agree on the Lykke Li. I love this. I was just reviewing my Autumn Sad and Wintertime Sad playlists, thinking that I don’t really have a S/S 2014 Sad playlist. And now I do, voila!

  4. get outta my brain, I’ve been working on a playlist surrounding this exact theme. going to borrow a few of these.

  5. This is the only thing I’ve ever needed. Also, you can for sure cry into a margarita, or so I heard from another person not me #nofeelings2k14

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