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Saturday Night Social: And Jennifer Holliday Isn’t Going Home Early

Jennifer Holliday turns 53 today, and this is the song she chose to sing to convince you that she’s not going home early on her birthday night.


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Let’s talk about THAT song. You know the one I’m talking about. The one that feels like an emotional gut-punch even just a few chords in. The one that leaves you an ugly-crying mess no matter how many times you hear it. It could be one that brings you back to a particularly sad time in your own life, or it could just be devastating in itself. I’ll start!

1) Cat Power, “Good Woman” – This song brings me back to my first serious breakup. I left a man I loved dearly because the relationship was so clearly unhealthy for the both of us. I listened this song for weeks leading up to the breakup, and every time I hear it, I’m brought back to that part of my life.

2) Coldplay, “Fix You” – Tears down my face EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I’ll hear the first few chords, and I’m reduced to an emotional mess.

3) Muppets – “Rainbow Connection”

Let’s hear yours!