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16 Struggles All Music Lovers Know Too Well

One dead earbud.

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1. When tickets for a show went on sale 10 minutes ago and they're already sold out.

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*Pours one out for all those who didn't score Coachella tix.*

2. When your earbuds. Won't. Untangle.

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You really need to listen to this song on your commute, but you can't with the tangled mess in your hands.

3. When one side of your headphones/earbuds goes out, forcing you to suffer with lopsided sound until you can buy a new pair.

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Bonus: When most of the song's unique sounds were meant to come out through the other end and all you hear is an unaccompanied bassline.

4. When you accidentally throw your favorite concert tee in the dryer and...

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It doesn't exactly fit like it once did. Shit. Well, crop tops are pretty trendy these days!

5. When you call shotgun and you already have a playlist in mind, but the driver insists on picking the music.

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"So I've set myself up for greater potential crash harm and I can't even pick a song? I might as well lie in the trunk."

6. When you hear an amazing song in a store or a restaurant, but it's too noisy to be detected by Shazam or Soundhound.

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"I will never know your name, Beautiful Elusive Song Obscured by People's Chatter."

7. When you realize your meticulously organized iTunes library is both astounding and sad.

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"Where will all my album-quality mp3s with proper ID3 tags and artwork get me in life?" (Answer: nowhere.)

8. When you remember your old taste in music and cringe for hours on end.

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I subjected my innocent friends to Brokencyde via Myspace autoplay. And for that, I am eternally sorry.

9. When you spend 30 minutes in the shower after a show, trying to get the smell of alcohol and everyone else off you to no avail.

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You might be doomed to a lifetime of smelling like cheap beer.

10. When the music video for your favorite new single looks nothing like the music video you produced/directed/edited in your head.

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"Why isn't this in black and white? Where are all the contemporary dancers? The plumes of smoke?"

11. When your new Spotify playlist has under 10 followers.

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"After all the effort I put into curating this?"

12. When you find a download for an impossible-to-find song, only to learn the audio quality is atrocious.

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"Was this recorded with a potato?"

13. When your friends don't want to participate in your music-themed Halloween costume ideas.

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"If you guys don't wanna be Destiny's Child in 'Survivor' then we can just go as Bananarama! Guys? Guys?!"

14. When your favorite artists aren't available on your streaming service of choice.

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*Looks pointedly at Taylor Swift and Radiohead*

15. When an amazing song comes on in the bar, but the DJ abruptly switches to an inferior song less than two minutes in.

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What, is the DJ attempting to make a Guinness Record for shoving as many songs into a shift as possible? Play the whole thing!

16. And, finally, when you complain about any of the above only to get a blank stare in return.

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