You all know this moment. Something happened, either minor or major. You and your significant other just got into a heated argument. Both of you are now upset and don't want to see each other.

"I'm leaving!" "Good! See if I give a damn!"

To try and defuse the situation, you tell them you are going out. The keys are grabbed off the kitchen counter and BAM! The door is slammed shut. You now enter your car. What do decide to listen to?

For me, many of my arguments and problems revolve around relationships and girls (being that your author is a 15 year old boy). I have many great stories to share about botched relationships and dumb actions I did, but those belong in my shrink's office, not Oppo. But all these arguments leave me thinking that she simply isn't the one for me. So, for these moments I have two go-to songs.

My first choice would have to be "Sometime Around Midnight" by The Airborne Toxic Event.

Wow was the first thought that came into my head when I heard this song. It is about a man at a bar. In walks this girl. The girl of his dreams. The one who he loved and she loved back. The thought of her hasn't crossed his mind in a long time. But seeing her there. So close to him. It just brings back memories. The good memories. The ones he wants to remember. She sees him, walks over, says hello. "So you can smell her perfume. You can see her lying naked in your arms". The thought of just holding her. Loving her. She then walks back over to the bar, where her new guy is waiting. She makes it clear that she is with him. She wants him to know that she found love; that she is happy now. And it crushes him. His face turns pale. His buddies just stare at him, unsure about what just happened. He gets up, walks outside; trying to find her. He wants to see her again. He wants to be with her again. Even though he knows the consequences.


This song just makes me weak. I tear up everytime I listen. And if you don't, then you weren't listening close enough to the lyrics. its a song that everyone can like, even those who are into country or pop.

The other song would have to be "Black" by Pearl Jam.

It is about just losing the one you love. The one that you thought was it. You went for it. You dated her. You spent time with her. But she isn't into you. She wants out of the relationship. "I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star
In somebody else's sky, but why, why, why can't it be, can't it be mine?" You just sit there questioning what could you have done better? What does she want?


Both these songs are just ones I have to listen to whenever I get in a mood. But what about you? What song is always queued up when bad times strike?