Guest post: Abby McDonald’s #GettingOver Playlist plus GIVEAWAY!

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 in Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Hello all! In honor of the paperback release of Getting Over Garrett Delaney, the fabulous Abby McDonald has shared her #GettingOver playlist. As someone who counts K. Clark’s “Since U Been Gone” as her go-to-jam, I love a good break-up song (see my list over on Abby’s blog). Take it away, Abby!

A great playlist isn’t just a collection of songs, it’s a journey. And when you’re trying to get over somebody, that journey can take you from where you are — sad, wallowing, sprawled on the sofa cramming chips into your gaping mouth while watching Food Network (or is that just me?) — to where you so desperately want to be: happy, functional, free. And awesome, obviously. So, cue up the right songs, settle in, and prepare to kick your crush for good!

#GettingOver playlist.
Part One: the wallow.
1. 14th Street by Laura Cantrell. — a sweet ode to unrequited crushing, Laura meets her object of desire on the street, and pines. Simple, but oh, we’ve all been there: “You’ve got nothing to lose/ but I’m losing sleep.”
2. Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield. — Yes, the cheesy classic in all it’s unrequited glory. Perfect for bouncing around, yelling out, “I wish that I had JESSIE’S GIRL”.
3. You Belong with Me by Taylor Swift. — We’ve all been there, lord knows I have. Your crush is going out with someone else, when the perfect person is right in front of him all this time! She doesn’t get him, and you’re the one who winds up offering advice and support. THE WORST.

Part Two: the fight back.
5. Bye Bye Bye by N*SYNC. Yes, I went there. Why? Because of awesome, that’s why! (It aint’ no lie). Stamp the floor and pump your arms with this boyband classic.
6. Survivor by Destiny’s Child. Because you are.
7. Gunpowder and Lead by Miranda Lambert/ Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood.Nobody does breakup empowerment like country music, and this is a double hit of lyin’. cheatin’. no good payback. Because revenge fantasies are totally healthy!

Part Three: Moving on songs.
8. Hold On When You Get Love by Stars. A lovely, hopeful, sweet reminder of the fact it’s always worth trying.
9. Begin Again by Taylor Swift.“I’ve been spending the last eight months/ thinking all love does is break/ and burn/ and end/ but on a Wednesday/ in a cafe/ I watch it begin again.”

Thanks Abby!

GIVEAWAY TIME! And now you get a chance to win your very own paperback copy of Getting Over Garrett Delaney! All you have to do is comment with your favorite #GettingOver song! I’ll pick one person from random at 8:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, January 6th. US only. (And please note, I do have to approve comments of new people, so it may take a couple hours for it to show up.)

Good luck! XO, Elizabeth

UPDATE: The contest is closed, thanks to all who entered and congratulations to Anastasia!

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  1. Steph
    January 3, 2013

    Jessie’s girl!!

  2. Jenny V
    January 3, 2013

    Cute playlist. I say “Jessie’s Girl” !!

  3. Grace Radford/Anna Pett
    January 3, 2013

    Well, I’ve never had a breakup before…cause I’ve never had a boyfriend before, but I can’t seem to get “I knew you were trouble” by Taylor Swift. Darn the catchyness!

  4. Charlotte Lynn
    January 3, 2013

    I love Survivor by Destiny’s Child and Jessie’s Girl by Rick Springfield.

  5. Gaby
    January 3, 2013

    #GettingOver song would have to be Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats and Taylor Swift – Picture To Burn

    gaby891 AT YAHOO DOT COM

  6. Connie Onnie
    January 3, 2013

    Your Ex-Lover Is Dead by Stars or Paris Blue by Lykke Li

  7. Anastasia
    January 3, 2013

    No break-ups here, but I still love a good getoverhimyouaretoogoodforhimnotworthtwosacksofsalt song. Anyways mine is Beautiful Liar by Beyonce and Shakira

    • Elizabeth Eulberg
      January 6, 2013

      Thanks all for entering! I picked a number from random and Anastasia won! Congrats, I’ll be emailing you tomorrow for your mailing address!

  8. Emmy
    January 4, 2013

    My favorite favorite #GettingOver song is You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift<3!!! thank you so so soooo very much:)!!!

  9. Amanda
    January 4, 2013

    My #GettingOver is Hell on Heels by Pistol Annies! It’s a great, empowering country song

  10. Gilly
    January 6, 2013

    Gotta be you belong with me. Man, do I identify with that song!