Crying on the CTA: A Playlist

Do you need a good cry? Searching for a song that’s so beautiful, it’ll make you cry? Crying on the CTA is a playlist curated for my fellow Cancers out there - but all signs are welcome to stream her. 

It’s chock full of songs that are cathartic, stunning, or dark enough to cry to. If you want the full list of tunes (she’s over 400 songs long – good enough for any amount of public crying on the CTA), you can find it on Spotify by searching "Elise McGannon."


  1. Don’t Know How to Keep Loving You, Julia Jacklin 

  2. Lunch, Stella Donnelly

  3. Windows, Angel Olsen 

  4. placeholder, Hand Habits

  5. Make My Bed, King Princess 

  6. Why Try, Chastity Belt 

  7. Historians, Lucy Dacus 

  8. Did You Ever Want To Cry, The Mamas and the Papas

  9. Open, Rhye 

  10.  It Gets More Blue, Girlpool 

  11.  Jesseye ‘Lizabeth, Mercury Rev feat. Phoebe Bridgers 

  12.  Wildflowers, Soccer Mommy 

  13.  I’m Home, Peter Cat Recording Co.

  14.  Too Many Tears, Durand Jones & the Indications 

  15.  One Day, Sharon Van Etten

  16.  I Am Here (I Am Alive), Bonny Doon

  17.  Watch You Go By, Ezra Furman

  18.  Do I Ever Cross Your Mind, Dolly Parton and Chet Atkins

  19.  It Hurts Until It Doesn’t, Mothers

  20.  Hurt Me Too, Faye Webster