It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To

Birthdays are a weird time, because you never quite know how a person feels about their birthday. People have a love/hate relationship with them; I personally end up crying almost every year on my birthday for some trivial reason. Other people enjoy their birthday because they love planning things, or the attention from everyone or maybe they just genuinely don’t mind getting older.

A while back, I stumbled upon a TikTok in which a person showed off a playlist they had made of indie songs that mention birthdays, even if it’s only once. When brainstorming for blog ideas, I wanted to do one about my birthday since it’s this week and I kept thinking about this TikTok and the playlist.

However, I didn’t want to steal the exact idea, and that playlist is very intricately thought out. So instead, I decided to make a playlist of songs more explicitly about birthdays and parties by artists and bands I already like.

Without further ado, here is the playlist:

“Birthday” – The Beatles

“Happy Birthday 1975” – Joni Mitchell

“Happy Birthday To Me (Feb. 15)” – Bright Eyes

“Birthday Song” – The 1975

“It’s My Party” – Amy Winehouse and Quincy Jones

“Swingin Party” – The Replacements

“Every Morning” – The Cranberries

If it’s your birthday soon when you’re reading this, consider this playlist my gift to you.

Until next time,


By Caitlin

Howdy, I'm Caitlin and I'm a senior in Communication Media. My favorite genres of music are pop and indie-rock, though I dabble in most genres. Hope you enjoy my content!