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Friday Mixtape

Songs for Hangover Recovery

by Linda Ryan

Songs for Hangover Recovery


About this playlist

We've barely stuck our big toe in the chilly waters of 2012, and already we've had to face the head-pounding peril of two major alcoholidays: New Year's Day and Super Bowl Monday. Most of us write off New Year's Day automatically, but there is nothing super about the morning after the Super Bowl. Chances are you've succumbed to one of these nasty reminders that what goes in sober comes out drunk, and hurts like hell the next day!

What about the "hair of the dog"? It apparently works: a friend of mine once boasted he never experienced a hangover. When asked what the secret was, he proudly replied, "Keep drinking." Go chase that bone if you like, but those left painfully wagging their tails might want to try something else.

With that in mind, here's a playlist to help ease the pain of the morning after. Some songs, such as Kris Kristofferson's epic "Sunday Morning Comin' Down," speak directly to the experience. Others, such as Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence," Minibar's "Lost in the Details" or Coldplay's "Trouble," are less explicit but lend themselves nicely to the theme. Rest assured, all these songs are mellow slices of repose -- and make for one hell of an aural analgesic. Next time you overindulge, keep this playlist in mind. Save it someplace handy, because St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner.