Helena's Playlist

Love is a ruthless game unless you play it good and right-TS

Stay With Me by Sam Smith

I chose Say With Me by Same Smith because I really think it represents Helena's feelings for Demetrius after they first met, and he actually liked her. I think that Helena could probably sense that it was not love, at least not yet, and I think she may have subtly acted on that, by trying to get him to be with her all the time, for him to stay with her
Sam Smith - Stay With Me (Lyrics On Screen)

Last Christmas by Wham!

I feel like this a good song for her trying to figure out what just happened. Did he really break up with me? He doesn't love me? I feel like she would listen to this with a cup of peppermint hot cocoa, with a side of tears. I think "Last Christmas I gave you my heart but the very next day you gave it away." would really resonate with her, and may even prompt some tearful singing.
Wham! - Last Christmas

Where Do Broken Hearts Go by Whitney Houston

I feel like this song represented her feelings, right after Demetrius rejected her for Hermia. I think she's kind of a ice cream and soap operas in bed after a break-up kind of girl, and I can just see her sitting in bed listening to this song and trying to sing along, sobbing, with a big gob of rocky road ice cream in her mouth, just wondering where broken hearts go.
Whitney Houston - Where Do Broken Hearts Go

I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston

I feel like this represents the second stage of Demetrius leaving her. She is now in denial, which she has moved on to after depression (Where Do Broken Hearts Go). I kind of have the same visual as the last time, but instead of sitting on her bed, she's waltzing with a broom, picturing his face, and almost convincing herself that it is real, all whilst wanting to shout to Demetrius that she will always love him!
Whitney Houston - I will always love you (with lyrics)

The Heart Wants What It Wants by Selena Gomez

3rd stage: Anger. Helena is angry at herself for loving him so much. One part of herself is beating herself up over it, the other part is telling her that she can't help it. That she knows it's meant to be. That the heart wants what it wants.
Selena Gomez - The Heart Wants What it Wants (Lyrics On Screen)

You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift

Now she has moved on to silent longing. She stares at him when he passes on the street. Sometimes she goes to his house just to hide in the hedges and stare at him through the window. She needs him to go on, but she is afraid to talk to him unless she ruins. She knows that he belongs with her.
Selena Gomez - The Heart Wants What it Wants (Lyrics On Screen)

Wagon Wheel originally by Old Crow Medicine Show, covered by Darius Rucker.

Now she needs to be with him. She will do anything to get to him, and tell him how much she loves him. This song is about traveling to try to get to the person you love, which I think is perfect. She is trying to get to Demetrius, to convince him to love her.
Darius Rucker - Wagon Wheel

Cool Kids by Echo Smith

I chose this song to represent how much she wants to be like Hermia, the cool kid. She desperately wants to look like her, to sound like her, to be in her position. She feels like Hermia is living the golden life, and she just wants to be there with her. I chose this song because it's all about wanting to be like someone else, and I just want to scream at Helena that she is perfect the way she is.
Echosmith - Cool Kids [Official Web Video]

Just A Dream by Carrie Underwood

I feel like this represents Helena's feelings after she get's married to Demetrius. It also has the added benefit of expressing the groups sense of the night after it occurred. If feel like she'd listen to this song to convince herself that everything was really happening. Was she really marrying the love of her life? Was Lysander really in love with her for a moment there? Or was it just a dream?
Carrie Underwood - Just A Dream


Aah, marital bliss. Helena has everything she ever wanted, and I think this carefree, love-stricken song is perfect for her. I feel like Helena is 16 year Taylor Swift, full of happily ever afters, and nothing can ever pop her bubble. I feel like her saying "You are the best thing that’s ever been mine." would really resonate with Helena.
Taylor Swift - Mine (with lyrics)