Sometimes you just need a good cry—and the right song (or movie or TV show or book, etc.) may help get you there. Such a song, co-written by Dan Wilson, is singer/songwriter Adele’s current hit single “Someone Like You,” from her best-selling album 21. Incidentally, last week Adele Live At The Royal Albert Hall (DVD/CD) was released, featuring her 90-minute performance in London on September 22nd.
Recently Saturday Night Live must have read my (and probably many others’) thoughts when they chose “Someone Like You” as the focus of one particular skit. A group of coworkers leaves the office to have a good time while one woman makes excuses to stay behind—she just wants to have some privacy to play Adele’s song and have a sobfest. As it turns out, the others want in on that too.
UPDATE, 2/10/12: Sorry, but it seemed bound to happen sometime. The video of the SNL skit regarding Adele’s “Someone Like You” has been pulled. Thus, I deactivated the link.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the lyrics, here are some of the most poignant and beltable:
Never mind, I’ll find someone like you
I wish nothing but the best for you too
Don’t forget me, I beg
I remember you said,
“Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead.”
As it’s a song about the aftermath of a breakup, Adele was asked in Interview Magazine if she’d wanted her ex to hear it. She replied, “It’s my own therapy. I’m not on good terms with any of my exes. That’s why we’re not together anymore.”
Below, one of Adele’s renditions, sung live at the Brit Awards: