My 5 Favorite Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Songs

If you’re not watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend I feel sorry for you. If you refuse to watch the show because of its name or because it’s on The CW, I get it, but I still feel sorry for you. If the only reason you don’t watch is because it airs on Friday nights, 1) Congrats on your social life and 2) There’s a thing called The CW app.

The series starts out with Rebecca Bunch leaving her comfy life in NYC to move cross country to West Covina, California, after a run-in with her camp ex-boyfriend, Josh Chan. He off-handedly mentions his move to West Covina and she takes that as an invitation to follow him. Hence, the “crazy ex-girlfriend.”

But this show has graduated to so much more than that, dealing with mental illness rep as Rebecca struggles with depression, suicide ideation, and even gets an official diagnosis (more of that below). There’s a middle-aged main character who comes out as bi and knocks down every stereotype in the process. Every song is tongue in cheek and has me laughing in every episode.

I PROMISE you that this show is worth your while. Here is just a sampling of my favorite songs that the show has done over the past three years:

1. I Gave You a UTI

This is the first CXG song that made me laugh out loud. And as someone who grew up with a ton of UTIs (non-sex related), I loved this song even more. Also, BRING BACK GREG 2K18.


2. Ping Pong Girl

This alt-rock/emo type song is exactly what I loved in high school and still do today.  And, whoa bros, listen to the lyrics–it’s hilarious.


3. The End of the Movie

“It’s not some carefully crafted story, It’s a mess and we’re all gonna die.” Thanks, Josh Groban.


4. Fit Hot Guys Have Problems Too

I was DYING.


5. It Was a Shit Show

“Not to be crass, but this sucks ass. This was a shit show.”


HONORABLE MENTION: Get Your Ass Out of My House

 

Ok…now everyone watch CXG tonight. Kthanxbye.

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17 Favorite Songs of 2017

Best of 2017: Music

I went through my iTunes and grabbed my top played songs of 2017. I limited this list to songs released in 2017 to make it easier, or else this list would have been made completely of Dashboard Confessional, My Chemical Romance, and Panic! At the Disco, because my ears still live in the early 2000s. These are also not listed in order of play count.

Things I noticed…

I am still a One Direction super-fan and all five of them deserved spots on this list—but it’s not surprise to me that my Number 1 and Number 2 aka Louis and Harry made the top 17. I also love the trend of Spanish/English songs and I hope this continues into 2018.

  1. Waving Through a Window, Dear Evan Hansen Cast
  2. Perfect, Ed Sheeran
  3. Two Ghosts, Harry Styles
  4. Heavy, LINKIN PARK feat. Kiiara
  5. Reggaeton Lento (Remix), CNCO & Little Mix
  6. The Cure, Lady Gaga
  7. Praying, Kesha
  8. Mi Gente, J Balvin
  9. Miss You, Louis Tomlinson
  10. Despacito (Remix), Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber)
  11. Most Girls, Hailee Steinfeld
  12. Getaway Car, Taylor Swift
  13. Believer, Imagine Dragons
  14. Lemon, N.E.R.D. & Rihanna
  15. Meant to Be, Bebe Rexha (feat. Florida Georgia Line)
  16. Wolves, Selena Gomez
  17. Cut to the Feeling, Carly Rae Jepsen

LISTEN HERE!