Helena's Hell

Helena's playlist

Pharell Williams- Happy

Before the setting of this story Demetrius and Helena are happily in love. Everything seems to be going great. They are very happy with each other. They love each other and vow to never be apart. For a time this works fine.
Pharrell Williams - Happy (Official Music Video)

Sam Smith- Stay With Me

After everything, all those promises, Demetrius just ups and leaves Helena the moment he sees Hermia. Helena still loves him though and follows him around, hoping to win him back. Helena is very sad and very jealous of Hermia.
Sam Smith - Stay With Me (Audio)

Bruno Mars- Grenade

She keeps going back to Demetrius even though he has obviously forsaken her. She says she would die for Demetrius even though he doesn't like her. This song is about unrequited love, a very appropriate theme.
Bruno Mars - Grenade [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Gabrielle- Out of Reach

Thesus tells Hermia that she has to marry Demetrius but she already is in love with Lysander. Thesus brings his problem to Eugus. Eugus says that Hermia has to marry Demetrius and if she doesn't she will either be executed or spend the rest of her life in a nunnery. This song is how out of reach everything is for everyone, Demetrius loves Hermia, Hemia can't marry Lysander (and vice versa) and Helena loves Demetrius.
Gabrielle - Out Of Reach

Mark Willis- Jacob's Ladder

Hermia and Lysander hatch a plan to run away together. They will take refuge at Lysander's aunt's house outside of Athens where they can get married. This isn't part of Helena's struggle but it is important enough to be mentioned
Mark Wills - Jacob's Ladder with Lyrics

Arctic Monkeys- Do I Wanna Know

Helena will tell Demetrius where Helena and Lysander are going in the hope that he will be grateful and forget Hermia. Hermia trusted Helena but just got betrayed. Maybe Helena was betrayed by Demetrius but two wrongs don't make a right. This song is from Hermia's viewpoint and represents when she blindly trusted Helena.
Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know? (Lyrics)

The Police- Every Breath You Take

Unsurprisingly, Helena's plan back fires and she's left chasing Demetrius through the forest. She's always right on his tail but he still her. Demetrius is trying to get rid of Helena. Helena is heart broken more than ever. This song represents Helena's viewpoint of chasing Demetrius through the forest.
The Police - Every breath you take lyrics

Eminem- Careful What You Wish For

Demetrius runs by with a bedraggled and desperate Helena in tow. They decide to help by putting the magical flower juice on Demetrius's eyes to make him fall in love with Helena. This goes wrong and both Lysander and Demetrius fall in love with her. She is angry and convince that this is a joke. This song represents the careful what you wish for aspect of Helena's plight.
Eminem - Careful What You Wish For (2009)

Andy Williams- Nearly There

Robin removes the curse and everything is fine (Hermia and Lysander are in love and so are Helena and Demetrius) but the Thesus isn't convinced yet. Almost everything is taken care of except the fact that Thesus and Eugus haven't agreed to this arrangement. This song shows that they are nearly at a happy ending.
[ANDY WILLIAMS] ALMOST THERE (lyrics)

The Beatles- Here Comes The Sun

This song represents the relief of everyone when Eugus agrees to have a triple wedding and to let everyone marry who they want. For so long there had been this massive confusion and fear over who was going to be married but now it's all ok.
The Beatles- Here Comes The Sun

Lost Weekend Western Swing Band- Let's Ride Into The Sunset Together.

This song represents the happy ending at the end as they (inevitably) ride off into the sunset. All is well and everyone lives happily ever after.
Let's Ride Into The Sunset Together