The Period Playlist

Let's be honest, ladies. During that time of the month, we all need a good cry. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. We all have our battles that we are fighting and when you are hormonal, having a good cry is actually very stress relieving. When I am feeling super emotional during that time of the month, I snuggle up in my blankets, bust out the chocolate and ice cream, and put on some sad music so I can let all the emotions out.

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When I was searching through Spotify and Apple Music for the "perfect cry playlist", I was somewhat dissappointed because it was very skewed based on genre. Since my taste in music is so varied, I decided to create my own playlist, and I think it has something for everyone. Get ready and bring out the tissue box because I have compiled the perfect playlist for when you just need a good cry.

1. "Someone Like You" by Adele

Even if you are not a fan of Adele's music, I think everyone would agree when I say that she has a fantastic voice. I chose this song because it really embodies what Adele is known for, which is being able to express her emotions through music. 

2. "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri

When it comes to love ballads, I think this one is a classic because of how slow the tempo is and how meaningful the lyrics are. Although the whole song is beautifully composed, I think my favorite part of this song is the piano melody in the very beginning.

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3. "The Scientist" by Coldplay

I chose this song because the lyrics really spoke to me. It really shows how hard it is to love someone because there are so many emotions involved. 

4. "Life After You" by Daughtry

Ah... the mid 2000s. Personally, I really miss this era of music because there were a lot of popular rock songs that came from it. This is not a traditional love ballad like the others in this playlist, but the lyrics really embody what a breakup is all about. 

5. "Big Girls Don't Cry (Personal)" by Fergie 

For those who haven't heard this song before, you might be thinking that this song is really ironic, but for the rest of us, we know that before listening to this song we need to bring out the tissues. This song really spoke to me because it is about growing up, and growing older is a hard journey that everyone has to experience alone. 

6. "Make You Feel My Love" by Glee Cast

I had to include this song in this playlist for all my fellow Glee fans out there. Lea Michele sang this song in dedication to Cory Monteith in the episode, "The Quarterback". She did such an amazing job with this song that I prefer this version over the original one. 

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7. "You Are My Everything" by Gummy

Although I am not an expert on K-Pop by any means, I think most people would agree with me when I say that this is one of the most iconic love songs of this century. This song appeared on the soundtrack Descendants of the Sun, one of the most popular k-dramas as of recent. 

8. "Personal" by Jessie J

My sister introduced me to this song and I am shocked that it isn't more popular, because I absolutely love this song. Most people know Jessie J from her more upbeat songs, but this song really shows how versatile she is as an artist because it is raw, emotional, and solemn. 

9. "Because of You" by Kelly Clarkson

I chose this classic Kelly Clarkson song because it shows how broken one can get from a breakup. In the song, she lists all the ways that this relationship messed her up. I think many people can relate to it. 

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10. "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis

I don't think I could have *not* included this song in this playlist. I think the name of the song speaks for itself.

11. "Latch - Acoustic" by Sam Smith

I love Sam Smith. I think his voice is so beautiful. I was not the biggest fan of the original version of this song, but the acoustic version really hits the soul, and I think the tempo of the acoustic version matches the lyrics better. 

12. "Mine" by Taylor Swift 

Last but certainly not least, it would not be a period playlist without a Taylor Swift song. There are plenty Taylor Swift songs that you could swap this one out with since she is known for her breakup songs, but I grew up listening to this song because it resonated with me the most. 

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