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

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

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    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!

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

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    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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