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30 Songs For Your Quarter-Life Crisis

30 Songs For Your Quarter-Life Crisis

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What are your twenties for if not to have your first life crisis? The quarter-life crisis is preparing you for all the rest you’ll have over the years, it just has a unique flair of, “WHAT THE HELL AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY LIFE?” panic. So to help you through it, we’ve put together some of our favorite quarter-life crisis songs for this week’s Twenty-Something Tuesday. And to be extra considerate we shrunk the videos down so it won’t break your Internet and stress you out even more.

Now sit back, press play, and feel a little better about your life.

1. “Why Georgia” – John Mayer

“I rent a room and I fill the spaces with / Wood in places to make it feel like home / But all I feel’s alone/ It might be a quarter life crisis / Or just the stirring in my soul”

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2. “Hallelujah” – Rufus Wainwright

“Maybe there’s a god above / And all I ever learned from love / Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you / And it’s not a cry you can hear at night / It’s not somebody who’s seen the light / It’s cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah”

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3. “Drunk” – Ed Sheeran

“Maybe I’ll get drunk again / I’ll be drunk again to feel a little love”

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4. “Remedy (I Won’t Worry)” – Jason Mraz

“I say the tragedy is how you’re gonna spend the rest of your nights with the light on / So shine the light on all of your friends because it all amounts to nothing in the end / I wont worry my life away”

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5. “Read All About It (Pt. III)” – Emeli Sandé

“Baby we’re a little different there’s no need to be ashamed / You’ve got the light to fight the shadows so stop hiding it away / Come on, come on / I wanna sing / I wanna shout /I wanna scream ’til the words dry out”

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6. “Schoolin’ Life” – Beyoncé

“This is for them twenty-somethings / Time really moves fast / You were just sixteen”

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7. “Be OK” – Ingrid Michaelson

“I just want to know today, know today, know today / Know that maybe I will be OK”

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8. “Breathe” – Michelle Branch

“If I just breathe / Let it fill the space between / I’ll know everything is alright”

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9. “Unwell” – Matchbox Twenty

“Feeling like I’m headed for a breakdown / And I don’t know why”

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10. “Gold on the Ceiling” – The Black Keys

“My mind can’t take much more”

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11. “Rent” – From RENT by the cast of RENT

“How can you connect in an age when strangers, landlords, lovers, your own blood cells betray?”

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12. “Brave” – Kelis

“I was super cool but now I’m super strong / I had nothing to lose but I was super wrong”

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13. “Independent” – Webbie

“I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T / Do you know what that means?”

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14. “Make Me Proud” – Drake

“Everything’s adding up / You’ve been through hell and back / That’s why you’re bad as fuck and you know you are”

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15. “Spaceship” – Kanye West

“In the mall till 12 when my schedule had said nine / Putting them pants on shelves waiting patiently, I ask myself / Where I want to go, where I want to be”

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16. “22” – Taylor Swift

“Everything will be alright / If we just keep dancing like we’re / 22, ooh-ooh”

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17. “Wide Open Spaces” – Dixie Chicks

“Who doesn’t know what I’m talking about / Who’s never left home, who’s never struck out / To find a dream and a life of their own / A place in the clouds, a foundation of stone” 

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18. “New Strings” – Miranda Lambert

“I’ve worried about life and / If it’s arriving right on time / I guess if you don’t jump / You’ll never know if you can fly”

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19. “Hand In My Pocket” – Alanis Morissette

“I’m broke but I’m happy / I’m poor but I’m kind / I’m short but I’m healthy, yeah / I’m high but I’m grounded / I’m sane but I’m overwhelmed / I’m lost but I’m hopeful, baby / What it all comes down to / Is that everything’s gonna be fine, fine, fine”

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20. “Totally Fucked” – From Spring Awakening by the cast of Spring Awakening

“Yeah you’re fucked all right / And all for spite / You can kiss your sorry ass goodbye / Totally fucked / Will they mess you up? / Well you know they’re gonna try”

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21. “The Greatest Love of All” – Whitney Houston

“If I fail, if I succeed / At least I’ll live as I believe / No matter what they take from me / They can’t take away my dignity”

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22. “On The Radio” – Regina Spektor

“This is how it works / You’re young until you’re not / You love until you don’t / You try until you can’t / You laugh until you cry / You cry until you laugh / And everyone must breathe / Until their dying breath”
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23. “Uncharted” – Sara Bareilles

“I’m already out of foolproof ideas, so don’t ask me how / To get started, it’s all uncharted”

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24. “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)” – AC/DC

“If you wanna be a star on stage and scream  / Look out it’s rough and mean  / It’s a long way to the top / If you wanna rock ‘n’ roll”

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25. “Mamas Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert

“Wish I could be just a little less dramatic / Like a Kennedy when Camelot went down in flames / Leave it to me to be holdin’ the matches / When the fire trucks show up and there’s nobody else to blame”

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26.  “Work Bitch” – Britney Spears

“Don’t stop now, just be the champion / Work it hard like its your profession  / Watch out now / ‘Cause here it comes”
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27. “Twentysomething”  – Jamie Cullum

“After years of expensive education / A car full of books and anticipation / I’m an expert on Shakespeare and that’s a hell of a lot  / But the world don’t need scholars as much as I thought” 

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28. “Stop this Train” – John Mayer

“So scared of getting older / I’m only good at being young / So I play the numbers game to find away to say that life has just begun”

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29. “All These Things That I’ve Done” – The Killers

“Another head aches, another heart breaks / I am so much older than I can take”

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30. “Sail” – AWOLNATION

“I blame it on my own sick pride”

 

What songs do you listen to deal with your quarter-life crisis? Tell us in the comments or tweet us @litdarling.

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  • I also highly recommend RUPAUL (the original “You betta work”) to get you going on those days when you feel kind of unfocused and blah. “Champion” and “The Beginning” are excellent choices for life crises and have SICKENING videos.

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