Everyone has that one roommate who is in a committed relationship. You’re happy for them. You approve of their significant other You may even become great friends with their S.O. It’s like your apartment is one big, happy family when the S.O is over for the night. The situation is usually joyous. That is until you are awake in the middle of the night and you hear…uh…things from the next room
If you live in a thin-walled apartment like me and already have trouble sleeping, it can be hard to listen to your roommate “getting jiggy with it,” “doing the thing,” insert another innuendo here” a few times a week. Why not have some fun in your misery, though?
Here are some choice songs to listen to when things get a little too loud.
“All by Myself” by Eric Carmen
There’s nothing like hearing your roommate with their boyfriend or girlfriend to remind you of the suffocating loneliness you feel during cuffing season. Let the world know how you feel. Cry. It’s okay. Someday your roommate will hear you with an S.O. too, but for now, let’s sit in that sadness. Let it all out, honey.
“Fourth of July” by Sufjan Stevens
Nothing like blaring the lyrics “We’re all gonna die” repeatedly to let your roommate know that indeed, we are all going to die. This is an especially fun song because you do feel like dying in the moment. Maybe of sheer embarrassment. Maybe of loneliness. Either way, that day is going to come. Heh. Come.
“The Sound of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel
“Hello darkness, my old friend…” is a great lyric to listen to if this happens repeatedly during the week. The title is a great pun if you think about it enough.
“40oz on Repeat” by FIDLAR
This song is the perfect angsty “I’m lonely and I’m constantly reminded of it” song. Crank this one up on Valentine’s Day if you’re especially angry. Scream along with FIDLAR: “Because everybody’s got somebody, everybody but me / Why can’t anybody just tell me that I’m somebody’s? / I’m gonna lock myself inside my room, with this 40 ounce on repeat.” And then listen to the song again. Cry some more. Alcohol might be there for you, but you can’t cradle it like a person.
“Gettin Jiggy Wit It” by Will Smith
Now, for some fun, play this song. Let your roommate know that you know. Maybe dance some to drown out the noise. Will Smith won’t do you wrong in the way your roommate does three out of seven nights of the week. Or would he? I don’t know.
Listen to Quackd’s Spotify playlist for songs to listen to while your roommate fucks their significant other here: