Datalounge Divorcees -- Help me build my playlist
A colleague's divorce is going to be officially completed next week. I know that's a sad time for some people. She... on the other hand... is elated. It's been a longtime coming and she's going to be in a celebratory mood. She's in her early 40s and likes a random mix of heavy metal, hard rock, pop and R&B -- especially 60s-90s/early 2000s music. Anyway, some friends at work are building a Spotify playlist to play at her surprise "Congrats on getting divorced!" party. Don't worry, it will just be a couple of us, we will be socially distancing and masking up in a large outdoor space. Her soon to be ex husband didn't cheat or get violent or anything, but it was definitely "irreconcilable differences" territory. Anyway, what would you put on this playlist?
It can be cheeky, but still has to be work appropriate, so, sorry, no "WAP" (as much as I would love that!)
We're starting with....
"No Scrubs" by TLC "RESPECT" by Aretha "Single Ladies" by Beyonce
|by Anonymous||reply 82||Last Wednesday at 4:34 PM|
It Takes More - Ms. Dynamite, one of the best fuck you songs ever
|by Anonymous||reply 2||09/03/2020|
Actually, maybe we shouldn't do 'Single Ladies'
[quote]If you liked it then you shoulda put a ring on it
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/03/2020|
Freebird, Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Here I Go, White Snake.
Hate Myself For Loving You, Joan Jett (maybe, but it slaps).
You Don't Own Me, Leslie Gore
... let me pray on this.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/03/2020|
“Thorn In My Side” by the Eurythmics. The regular version is good. The “disco” version is really fun. The lyrics are unbeatable.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/03/2020|
Sounds like she'd prefer a rock version of this song:
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/03/2020|
The Queers actually have a lot of bad breakup songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/03/2020|
Back In the Saddle, Aerosmith
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/03/2020|
Same song as a house cover:
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/03/2020|
So many good choices! Keep em coming!
UGH. I hate that I can't hear Queen Patti's R24 without thinking of that cunt Dr. Laura.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/03/2020|
"Gone, Gone, Gone" by Bad Company
"Already Gone" by the Eagles
"Feeling Stronger Every Day" by Chicago
"Goodbye to You" by Scandal
"Your Kisses are Wasted on Me" by the Pipettes
"Bye, Bye, Baby Bye, Bye" by Janis Joplin
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/03/2020|
Okay, okay. I think we've gotten it with The Queers.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/03/2020|
r4 is spot on, "Hate Myself for Loving You" would be perfect.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/03/2020|
If she really loves heavy metal, this song will have some significance:
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/03/2020|
And, of course, Annie Lennox's wonderful rendition of the above song:
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/03/2020|
43 replies and no one recommended I WILL SURVIVE?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/03/2020|
R44 You mean like at R12??
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/03/2020|
You could have a bit of fun with it.....new model, as it were
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/03/2020|
Don't Cry Out Loud - Melissa Manchester
Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad - Brandy
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/03/2020|
I'm r12. Pleased to meet ya!
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/03/2020|
Friendship songs like this might make a nice compliment:
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/03/2020|
Shit, you should have the lyrics to Carry On printed up and pass it around so everyone can sing it!
|by Anonymous||reply 55||09/03/2020|
Or, if she needs a hard rock version:
|by Anonymous||reply 56||09/03/2020|
Or maybe the Club Nouveau version of this song:
|by Anonymous||reply 57||09/03/2020|
Who can forget this old standby?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/03/2020|
This will be very amusing if her ex fits the description:
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/03/2020|
Or Linda Ronstadt's version:
|by Anonymous||reply 63||09/03/2020|
r61 really needs to read the thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/03/2020|
Or Linda Ronstadt's version.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||09/03/2020|
Damnit, R63, sorry. I was typing as you posted yours.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||09/03/2020|
Since your post had literally no words in it, and the preview isn't working, I had no idea what you posted.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||09/03/2020|
And I thought screaming at the ocean was P A T H E T I C.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||09/03/2020|
OP, are you the same person to ask about building a Lesbian BBQ playlist? What became of that.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||09/03/2020|
LOL! No, I'm afraid not. I'm a gay man, though I have been to a BBQ hosted by a lesbian. As I recall... we got a lot of 90s hip-hop.
Thanks for all the great suggestions, everyone!
|by Anonymous||reply 70||09/03/2020|
If You Don’t Know Me By Now - Patti LaBelle version
|by Anonymous||reply 71||09/03/2020|
Yeah.... R71 etc. some of you clearly didn't get what we were going for here. We're not looking for rueful, sad or angry songs. This is a celebration. But, anyway, we've got plenty for the playlist. A good 60% of the playlist is courtesy of you all! Thanks, everyone!
|by Anonymous||reply 72||09/06/2020|
I thought this would have been an obvious choice -
|by Anonymous||reply 73||09/06/2020|
Stronger - Britney Spears
Irreplaceable - Beyonce
Fuck You - CeLo Green
Bye, Bye Bye - N'Synce
Dancing With MySelf - Billy Idol
I'm Still Standing - Elton John
Separate Ways - Journey
We are Never Ever Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
It's kind of hard to pick songs from a single genre.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||09/06/2020|
One of my playlists reminded me of a song that would have been PERFECT for OP's party.
You may remember Scandal from the 1984 rock hit "The Warrior."
Well, they had a great song about dumping a bad BF, too! It's really rocking for your rock enthusiast friend.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||Last Wednesday at 6:14 AM|
I want my black T-shirt back.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||Last Wednesday at 8:41 AM|
the divorce party was a couple of days ago -- the guest of honor LOVED the playlist -- thanks for your help, everyone!
|by Anonymous||reply 82||Last Wednesday at 4:34 PM|