The 11 Worst Songs to Hear While Being Born

01/15/2013 9:30 AM |


Tie: “Closer” and “Hurt”

It’s hard to say which one of these is truly worse than the other for any time surrounding childbirth. They’re both so excruciating in totally different ways! “Closer” is so viscerally horrible and a little gross, and “Hurt” is obviously super fucking bleak, especially when paired with the swirly fan video images above. So, this one has to be left as a tie. Anyway, our own Kristin Iversen (a person who does have experience birthing children) affirms that either would drive a newborn to “claw its way back inside,” so whichever you decide is worse here, the point still stands. Keep this away from newborns at all costs.

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