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19 Songs From "The O.C." That Warmed Your Cold, Dead, Heart

Don't even play "If You Leave" by Nada Surf. Don't you dare.

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1. "Champagne Supernova" – Matt Pond

Sob Factor: Though the song was made famous by Oasis, the Matt Pond cover could still make you bawl your eyes out. This song played during the iconic scene where Summer left Zach at the airport and returned to Cohen, only to find him hanging upside down wearing a spiderman mask (obviously it was raining, too). You listened to this song when your middle school crush (who you probably never spoke to) started dating that other thot and you felt like poor Zach left standing in the terminal.

3. "Paint The Silence" – South

Sob Factor: The biggest reason you balled your eyes out to this song was probably because you were so far from kissing anyone on a carousel. Chances are (if you were like me) you were rocking braces, didn't quite know how to do your hair, and had an overall poor understanding of social cues.

4. "Honey And The Moon" – Joseph Arthur

Sob Factor: This song gave you some serious feels. During the first season of The O.C. the song played while Sandy was bringing Ryan back to Chino. The line, "Right now I wish I could follow you," brought out all your emotions because you knew that Marissa wished she could follow Ryan.


5. "Smile Like You Mean It" – The Killers

Sob Factor: "Smile Like You Mean It" played during one of the many memorable scenes at the Bait Shop. You probably started crying because you didn't have a cool club at which to hang out with your friends and were left chillin' at your local galleria like a mall rat.

7. "You Got Me All Wrong" – dios (malos)

Sob Factor: During this point in The O.C, Ryan had returned to Chino to be with Teresa and his life was pretty much all wrong. The repeated "You got me all wrong," was all it took to get the tears flowing, because let's be honest, pretty much no one understood you as a teen.

8. "If You Leave" – Nada Surf

Sob Factor: This might be the ultimate sob song that came out of The O.C. soundtracks. This season, Seth found himself caught in a love triangle with Anna and Summer. The song marked the moment he said goodbye to Anna for good. We knew deep down Princess Sparkle and Captain Oats were meant to be, but damn it was hard to say goodbye to Anna.


11. "Hide And Seek" – Imogen Heap

Sob Factor: No one can forget the big "mmm whatcha say" moment from this episode. Marissa (spoiler alert) shot Ryan's brother, Trey, after he sexually assaulted her and almost beat Ryan to death. I mean, it probably just made you cry because your mom wouldn't take you to the mall or something, but still.

12. "Something Pretty" – Patrick Park

Sob Factor: God, didn't we all want someone to stand on a table and profess their undying affection for us? This was the moment Seth told Summer how much he liked her, and she finally stood up on the table and kissed her favorite nerd proudly. Remembering this scene, and reflecting on just how little action you were getting brought on all the feels.


16. "Fix You" – Coldplay

Sob Factor: OK tell me you can listen to this today without sobbing... BECAUSE YOU CAN'T. The best thing to do while listening to this was to look in the mirror and do a nice ugly cry at the line, "and the tears come streaming down your face, when you lose something you can't replace."


18. "Into Dust" – Ashtar Command

Sob Factor: Remember that time Marissa OD'ed in Tijuana and Ryan literally carried her out of an alleyway? Yeah, The O.C. crew was living a life just a tad different from the average braces and acne experience. This song made you sob because 1. Poor Marissa. 2. You kinda wanted a hot dude to carry you out of an alleyway (I mean... what).

19. "Hallelujah" – Jeff Buckley

Sob Factor: What's that? Oh, it's just Ryan carrying Marissa's dead body away from burning car wreckage. So maybe you didn't know the cast personally but dammit you could feel their pain. Plus, listening to Jeff Buckley's cover was enough to melt anyone's heart, no matter how cold and dead it might be.

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