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Robert Pattinson's First Night Out in Cali; Sad Songs Playing on the Juke

Over the weekend, our favorite be-fanged lover, Robert Pattinson finally made his debut post-breakup public appearance. The location: Deer Lodge in Ojai, California. Rumors via way of Twitter said Pattinson and friends were singing along to a band playing Nirvana covers.

While we don't know the RPatz personally, we have a feeling he wouldn't be playing traditional breakup tracks like "I Will Survive" and "Song for the Dumped." He's probably got a more indie side, leaning towards the likes of the Postal Service and Bright Eyes.

Take a look at our list of five sad songs that the brooding vampire likely played on some lucky jukebox somewhere over the weekend.

5. Iron & Wine - "Flightless Bird, American Mouth"
Fun fact: This is the song that was played both in the prom scene in Twilight and was the Cullen's wedding song in Breaking Dawn Part I. It basically makes you want to rip your heart out while downing a bottle of whiskey.

4. Bright Eyes - "Messenger Bird's Song"
Just say the word and of course I'll stay/Roll your eyes and I'll go away Can you seriously think of a song with more heart-wrenching lyrics than this one? Well, guess we could go through the entire Bright Eyes discography and find a butt-ton, but this one is particularly jarring. Put all knives away before pressing play.

3. Elliott Smith - "I Didn't Understand"
Bright Eyes or Elliott Smith? Who makes you want to plunge a stake into the heart more? Too soon? It'll always be too soon.

Picking out just one Elliott Smith song for this playlist was particularly difficult, especially since we were weeping though all of them. Not a great way to start a Monday morning.

2. Belle & Sebastian - "I'm Waking Up to Us"
Don't let the bouncy melody and those singable lyrics fool you. This song is one helluva depressing doozy that will have you heading to the store for another bottle.

1. Death Cab for a Cutie - "The Ice is Getting Thinner" When Ben & Zooey (yes, we're on a first name basis) broke up, do you think she burnt all her Death Cab for a Cutie records? Or did she listen to the sad songs mourning their once perfectly twee-relationship? Let's hope she burnt 'em.

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Betsey Denberg