5 Songs to Scream-Sing When Your Life Is Falling Apart And You Also Kind of Feel Like Your Dad

Ever wanted an excuse to listen to dad rock (or dad rock sound-alikes) while sobbing wildly? Now you have one! Break out the flannels, beer bellies, and mid-life crises, collegiette - we’re going on a music recommendation journey.

 

1) This Year - The Mountain Goats

 

 

I can’t tell you how many times being able to yell “I am going to make it through this year if it kills me” while watching blood slowly trickle from John Darnielle’s head has saved me.

 

2) Piano Man - Billy Joel

 

 

You don’t know what life is until you’re struggling under the weight of your own breath to slur “sing us a song, you’re the piano man”.

 

3) Hopeless Wanderer - Mumford and Sons

 

 

The energy shift in the song around two minutes really channels any mania you feel from everything around you crashing and burning.

 

4) Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett

 

 

This song is supposed to sound happy, but whenever I hear it, I can’t shake a sense of maliciousness under it all. I don’t quite trust it, or Jimmy Buffett, for that matter.

 

5) No Children - The Mountain Goats

 

 

I’m well aware that I’m leaning heavily on the Mountain Goats here, but literally nothing can get me in the headset of an alcoholic heterosexual man that despised his wife from the moment he first met her like this song can. I don’t even have a wife yet, and after listening to this song, I already hate her.

 

Happy singing, collegiette!

 

 

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