Last semester I compiled a playlist of angry songs for angry girls. This is because angry girl songs happen to be my ideal type of music—that is, when paired with whiny boy ones. Since I think the two moods foil so nicely, I have decided to put together a companion playlist to the previous one, filled with my top picks of songs written by boys who are crying. The playlist can be found here.
While I will never stop giving men flak for their petty troubles, there’s a certain necessity to being lame now and again. “Whiny Songs for Whiny Boys” was made to take you to a space where anyone is allowed to feel sorry, even without good reason. You can’t control your feelings, so you might as well lean in to them. Go forth. Be whiny. Yell at your dad, then cry under a weighted blanket. Who cares? Not me, not the girl, not your dad, and definitely not the world. It’s you. You’re the only one. So treat yourself and care. You deserve it.
Elise Kelly is a junior at Simon's Rock and The Weekly Cad's Editor in Chief and Director of Creative Publications.