Today, I’m going to be talking about songs I like to listen to when I’m the angry sort of upset! Onto the post!
F*ck You by Lily Allen– the cheery melody contrasts so much with the absolute hatred of the lyrics, and it’s incredibly catchy. The cheeriness of the chorus especially makes for perfect stealth anger humming! It’s also featured in Bridget Jones Baby, which I adore and was where I first heard it, so it cheers me up to remember the film as I listen.
Drawing Board by George Ezra- this is another one that meshes cheeriness with rage, and it’s probably my favourite song from Wanted on Voyage. The lyrics are so clever, and though it’s not a situation I’ve ever been in, it’s still fun to sing along to and the lyrics make me laugh every time. If you’re not sure what it’s about, it’s about a man (I’m presuming it’s not autobiographical… both due to the subject matter and George’s other songs which seem mainly fictional on his first album) who wants to murder a cheating girlfriend and is hatching elaborate plots to do so.
Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift- this song is a bit like Marmite, you either love it or you hate it. I love it, and I think very few people write a revenge song as well as Taylor Swift. I’m not as keen on a few parts of it, such as the chorus, but I love the verses a lot and especially like how non specific they are, which means you can insert your own meanings.
This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things by Taylor Swift– this affirms my previous statement about how much love Taylor’s s revenge songs. This is another one from Reputation, and it’s rumoured to be about the whole Kimye drama regarding Famous and conversations that did/did not take place. I love this a lot, and I think it’s a lot of fun. The lyrics are super catchy, I love the condescending chorus, it’s just brilliant.
Don’t Put Dirt on my Grave Just Yet by Hayden Panettiere (as Juliette Barnes in Nashville)– I actually hadn’t listened to this song for ages as I stopped watching Nashville a few years ago when it started going downhill/squandering the talent of some very talented members of the cast, but I rediscovered this when I wrote this post and thought it was the perfect round-off. It’s about dusting yourself off and coming back stronger, and I love it. Revisiting the Nashville music recently has been amazing, and I really want to write a post about all my favourite songs from it now!
What are your favourite songs for this purpose? Do you agree with my choices? Would you be interested in the Nashville post? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!