Listening to Adele's 'Hello' is the best and worst decision a person could ever make. The song is flipping amazing and I totally sing along and do that "Mariah Carey hand motion," but then I start listening to the lyrics and I slowly creep into a mini-depression. There are eight clear stages to listening to 'Hello' and most of the time you will end your mini-emotional roller coaster ride in tears, or wishing you could call your ex, or drinking a bottle of wine. Or maybe, you will hit the jackpot and do all three.

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    Stage 1 - Thinking it's a Good Idea to Listen to Adele

    I'm not saying that it's never a good idea to listen to Adele, I'm just saying that nine times out of 10 you will be a little bit more depressed when the song is over than when it began. And never listen to Adele alone, I repeat, never listen to Adele alone, nothing good can come from it.

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    Stage 2 - Do I Even Like This Song?

    I know what you're thinking "Umm, how could you not like this song?" -- but you have to admit it starts off a little slow. It took me a few listens to decide if I even liked it, because every time the song started I was like "This is too slow. I need something I can dance to, where's Justin Bieber at?" 

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    Stage 3 - Just Kidding, This Song is Amazing

    Once that chorus kicks in though... Seriously, this song gives me life. It is perfection. I really have nothing more to say, because I think you all know what I'm talking about.

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    Stage 4 - I Can Totally Sing Like Adele

    Have you ever listened to this song and not sang along? I'm pretty sure it's impossible to hear that magical chorus and not belt out "Hello from the other siiiiiide..." at the top of your lungs. I'm not sure if Adele's perfect voice is drowning mine out, but for a split second I always think I sound kind of okay while I'm singing along. I mean, obviously, I'm no Adele, but maybe I could give 'Hello' a try at karaoke some night.

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    Stage 5 - I Think I Should Call My Ex...

    Don't lie, you thought about calling your ex after hearing this song, or maybe you just stalked them on Facebook. But, it is human nature to listen to 'Hello' and immediately be like "Hmmm, I wonder what my high school ex-boyfriend is up to..." It just gets you thinking and reminiscing, and it's all downhill from there.

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    Stage 6 - Ugly Crying

    WARNING: If Adele is mixed with alcohol, you will ugly cry.

    I'm pretty sure I ugly cried the first time I heard the lyrics and I wasn't even drunk. Those words are deep and I think everyone can relate. Ugh, the power of words. You kill my soul a little Adele, but it feels so good.

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    Stage 7 - I Definitely Can't Sing Like Adele

    I don't know what it is about crying and music, but I always think it's a great idea to try to sing through my tears. Obviously, I am wrong. Singing and crying don't mix, ever.  

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    Stage 8 - This Needs to End... Like, Now

    I have no more emotion left in my little body once the final chord of this song plays. I am drained. It's like running an emotional marathon, and I hate marathons. And why is it that after I've tortured myself with depressing lyrics and Adele's magical voice that the next thing I want to do is watch a romantic movie that is equally as depressing. For some reason when I'm sad I like to make myself even more of a disgusting crying mess by watching sad movies. I can't be the only one who does that, right?

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