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33 Songs Gays Listened To While Dramatically Staring Out Of Windows Pretending To Be Emo And Sad

Brb, putting "Come Clean" on and praying it rains.

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1. "I'm With You" by Avril Lavigne

Angst Level: High. Like if it was raining and you had an umbrella you sure as hell were twirling it whilst walking down the street yodeling Avril-style in your head.
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Angst Level: High. Like if it was raining and you had an umbrella you sure as hell were twirling it whilst walking down the street yodeling Avril-style in your head.

2. "Come Clean" by Hilary Duff

Angst Level: Low to high, depending on the weather. This song is like the gay "Hail Mary" when it rains.
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Angst Level: Low to high, depending on the weather. This song is like the gay "Hail Mary" when it rains.

3. "My Immortal" by Evanescence

Angst Level: REALLY FUCKING HIGH. Amy Lee is the patron saint of emo gays.
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Angst Level: REALLY FUCKING HIGH. Amy Lee is the patron saint of emo gays.

4. "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera

Angst Level: Lowish. Though, to be fair, the spoken word "Don't look at me" intro is iconic and v. angsty.
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Angst Level: Lowish. Though, to be fair, the spoken word "Don't look at me" intro is iconic and v. angsty.

5. "Lucky" by Britney Spears

Angst Level: Medium because if there's nothing missing in my life then why do these tears come at night?
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Angst Level: Medium because if there's nothing missing in my life then why do these tears come at night?

6. "Shadow" by Ashlee Simpson

Angst Level: High, especially if you had siblings. Mom likes you more anyways!!!
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Angst Level: High, especially if you had siblings. Mom likes you more anyways!!!

7. "Never Had A Dream Come True" by S Club 7

Angst Level: Low-ish. It's S Club...
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Angst Level: Low-ish. It's S Club...

8. "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson

Angst Level: Low. Every gay in a small town can relate.
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Angst Level: Low. Every gay in a small town can relate.

9. "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

Angst Level: Medium-low. This song just made me upset I wasn't one of those rich kids on The Hills. It lowkey made me feel ugly, no offense.
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Angst Level: Medium-low. This song just made me upset I wasn't one of those rich kids on The Hills. It lowkey made me feel ugly, no offense.

10. The Titanic soundtrack

Angst Level: High. Jack and Rose met in two days, fell in love, and fucked. Meanwhile you were just some little closeted kid staring out of bus windows dramatically listening to the Titanic soundtrack.
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Angst Level: High. Jack and Rose met in two days, fell in love, and fucked. Meanwhile you were just some little closeted kid staring out of bus windows dramatically listening to the Titanic soundtrack.

11. "My All" by Mariah Carey

Angst Level: High. Get off that damn boat, Mariah. It's sinking.
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Angst Level: High. Get off that damn boat, Mariah. It's sinking.

12. "Un-Break My Heart" by Toni Braxton

Angst Level: When she shaves Tyson Beckford's beard in the video I tremble.
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Angst Level: When she shaves Tyson Beckford's beard in the video I tremble.

13. "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" by Celine Dion

Angst Level: Ridiculously high. The number of times I trudged around my room and paused to dramatically look out of my bedroom window was unhealthy.
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Angst Level: Ridiculously high. The number of times I trudged around my room and paused to dramatically look out of my bedroom window was unhealthy.

14. "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden

Angst Level: Low. It's Savage Garden lol.
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Angst Level: Low. It's Savage Garden lol.

15. "White Flag" by Dido

Angst Level: Low. It's Dido lol.
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Angst Level: Low. It's Dido lol.

16. "Too Little Too Late" by JoJo

Angst Level: Very high. She's dramatically looking out of a window for half the video shitting on all those scumbags from school. We can relate!
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Angst Level: Very high. She's dramatically looking out of a window for half the video shitting on all those scumbags from school. We can relate!

17. "No Air" by Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown

Angst Level: HIGH. The best duet of all time!!!
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Angst Level: HIGH. The best duet of all time!!!

18. "Take A Bow" by Rihanna

Angst Level: Low. The best thing to do while listening to "Take A Bow" is to erratically shake your hands in the air when she sings "How about a round of applause? Standing ovation."
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Angst Level: Low. The best thing to do while listening to "Take A Bow" is to erratically shake your hands in the air when she sings "How about a round of applause? Standing ovation."

19. "Don't Let Me Get Me" by Pink

Angst Level: High. Though the Britney Spears slander was unnecessary.
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Angst Level: High. Though the Britney Spears slander was unnecessary.

20. "Irreplaceable" by Beyoncé

Angst Level: Medium. This song was especially helpful if you got in a fight with one of your friends and wanted an angsty away message.
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Angst Level: Medium. This song was especially helpful if you got in a fight with one of your friends and wanted an angsty away message.

21. "Unpretty" by TLC

Angst Level: Medium. This song made me want plastic surgery even though I know that wasn't the message.
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Angst Level: Medium. This song made me want plastic surgery even though I know that wasn't the message.

22. "2 Become 1" by the Spice Girls

Angst Level: Medium-high. Ended barebacking, though no one was having sex at that age anyway!!!
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Angst Level: Medium-high. Ended barebacking, though no one was having sex at that age anyway!!!

23. "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie

Angst Level: High. Now excuse me while I get a fedora and bobby pin it onto my head so it looks like it's low-key falling off.
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Angst Level: High. Now excuse me while I get a fedora and bobby pin it onto my head so it looks like it's low-key falling off.

24. "Graduation (Friends Forever)" by Vitamin C

Angst Level: High. Middle school was a trying time for us all.
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Angst Level: High. Middle school was a trying time for us all.

25. "By Your Side" by Sade

Angst Level: Low. This would come on in your mom or mom's friend's mini van and you would sit in the backseat, blow on the glass, and draw shapes with your dewy residue (ew lol).
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Angst Level: Low. This would come on in your mom or mom's friend's mini van and you would sit in the backseat, blow on the glass, and draw shapes with your dewy residue (ew lol).

26. The "Pure Moods" CD commercial

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Angst Level: High. Orchestra music, chanting, and Enya always get to gays.

27. "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston

Angst Level: Medium. Because you would try to sing this song and realize that you really weren't a vocalist. Sad.
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Angst Level: Medium. Because you would try to sing this song and realize that you really weren't a vocalist. Sad.

28. "Almost Doesn't Count" by Brandy

Angst Level: High because Brandy in a cowboy hat is iconic.
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Angst Level: High because Brandy in a cowboy hat is iconic.

29. "Take A Bow" by Madonna

Angst Level: Medium-low because it just makes me think about problematic bull fighting.
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Angst Level: Medium-low because it just makes me think about problematic bull fighting.

30. "Because Of You" by Kelly Clarkson

Angst Level: High. This song made me want to have a dead-beat mom. (No offense, mom.)
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Angst Level: High. This song made me want to have a dead-beat mom. (No offense, mom.)

31. "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys

Angst Level: Medium. I was deciding if Alicia Keys was for straight people but a gay told me it reminds me of fall. Fall is pretty gay so there's that.
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Angst Level: Medium. I was deciding if Alicia Keys was for straight people but a gay told me it reminds me of fall. Fall is pretty gay so there's that.

32. "All You Wanted" by Michelle Branch

Angst Level: HIGH. This was back when rock music meant something.
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Angst Level: HIGH. This was back when rock music meant something.

33. "There's Gotta Be More To Life" by Stacie Orrico

Angst Level: VERY HIGH because WHATEVER HAPPENED TO STACIE ORRICO?!
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Angst Level: VERY HIGH because WHATEVER HAPPENED TO STACIE ORRICO?!

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