They say Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned- and it’s true! Scorn a writer and well- it becomes art! The great thing about having a blog is that I get to share relatable and common experiences that not too many people want to share or openly discuss. That’s why I’m here, to break the ice! I got the idea for this post thanks to an unfortunate event that happened to me recently. First off, let me explain a few things:
Now I don’t want to divulge too much information but-somebody got under my skin a couple of days ago by deciding to be an a’hole and hurt my feelings. I shouldn’t have let it happen and I probably knew it was coming, but nonetheless, it still stung. They say you should never write angry and I’d like to point out that this person was lucky I did not have my laptop in front of me right when the unfortunate events occurred or else I would not have held back in revealing the entire story including, naming names!
Thankfully being the classy broad that I am and not to mention, older and wiser, decided not to give this person any sort of satisfaction by crying about it for hours. Instead of staying home and being upset in the confinement of my bedroom walls, I called my therapists, which came in the form of my fellow broads and began some therapy sessions that cost me a couple of sangria pitchers an hour. After some moments of pathetic-ness (very common when a broad has been stung by a bro), judgment free conversations and laughter, I knew that I was on the right road to recovery. Sometimes all you need is some booze and broads to get you back on track. A lot cheaper than actual therapy and potentially having to be bailed out of jail.
Another great healing method is listening to music. We broads love our slow and heartfelt songs about relationship blunders and fails, but when you’re feeling a mixed emotion of anger, confusion and just plain disgust- you need what I like to call F$*k You Anthems. There’s nothing better than hearing a song about an individual who’s done someone wrong. They’re very relatable and make you feel better about your own particular situation. So here’s my list off what I’ve been continuously listening to for the past few days. Feel free to share your thoughts and let me know what some of your favorite F$*k You Anthems are.
You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette
Before Gwen, Adele and Taylor- there was Alanis! One of the first artists to be bold enough to sing about bad relationships really shows off her emotions in this powerful tune. Not afraid to be explicit or swear (and rumoured to be about actor Dave Coulier), Alanis has an endless list of songs about past loves. This one in my opinion is by far her best! Never get tired of hearing it.
2. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift
Those who know me well know that I love Taylor Swift! She’s a talented artist who’s not embarrassed to sing about her exes. What’s not to love! It was hard to just pick one song of hers about this topic, but I had to go with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”. It’s fun, cute and you can’t help but act it out when you hear it (at least I do!) Though a lot lighter than “You Oughta Know”, it still does the trick. Plus haven’t you always just wanted to say this to someone out loud!
3. You’re So Vain by Carly Simon
The song that for many years has made listeners ask- who is this about? Whoever he is (supposedly Warren Beatty), he’ll never forget the affect he had on Carly Simon. Simple and to the point, the melody and chorus are so catchy and have made us keep a lookout for clouds in our coffees. Simon must feel proud that this song is a sort of anthem to anyone who has met or gotten involved with THAT kind of guy. It also inspired some hilarious scenes in the film How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days.
4. Don’t by Ed Sheeran
It’s not only us broads that write songs about romantic failures! Guys do it just as much as broads do and Ed Sheeran’s “Don’t” is great screw you ballad. A song that makes you want to know who it’s about (apparently songstress Ellie Goulding), “Don’t” tells us a linear story that’s easy to follow with a catchy beat that’ll give you the urge to give Sheeran a hug. Great to hear a cool scorned song from a guy!
5. So What by Pink
Love is symbolized by the color red- so is blood, hell and death! The perfect color for getting over heartache- Pink! Though the singer has now gotten back together with the man behind this song, it’s still a pretty badass F$*k You anthem. No insults are held back in this infectious song, good to know that there can be a happy ending after a breakup song. Bonus: the video is hilarious!