Adrianne Hutto, Production Editor
Fall is officially here with the leaves turning shades of red and brown and the temperature is dropping. Even though you may dread the cold, Fall brings Thanksgiving and Halloween and is the harbinger of the Christmas season. In honor of the best time of year, here is a list of songs to get you into the spirit of the season.
Amas Veritas – Alan Silvestri
That song you like from Practical Magic but don’t know the name of, that is this song. Listen to it and imagine that you are a witch enjoying the beauty of the Fall season.
Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder
The vibes here are You’ve Got Mail, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks wandering the Upper West Side together, falling in love while eating Gray’s Papaya and hitting up farmers markets. This song is the ultimate good vibes song and is a must listen to first thing in the morning to put you in the right mood.
Stormy Weather – Etta James
If you’re looking for a moody, slow-paced song to get you into the Fall sprint, this is the song. Listen to this song while you study to get you through the gloomy days.
We’re Going to Be Friends – The White Stripes
“Fall is here, hear the yell.” This song is about the return back to school post summer, the fun times you have and all the new things you learn. A perfect fit for back to school autumnal vibes.
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
It wouldn’t be a Fall playlist if this song weren’t featured. Though September has already passed, you can enjoy this song any Fall month to get in the mood.
Dreams – The Cranberries
Another song with that dreamy quality, this song gives you a strange dose of nostalgia. Plus it has the added benefit of always scratching that itch.
There She Goes – The La’s
Who doesn’t love a song that makes you feel like you’re in a 90s teen drama. There She Goes gives back to school, angst and has all the right qualities of a good Fall song.
Stranger – The Kinks
Continuing with the movie references, this song was featured in The Darjeeling Limited which doesn’t take place in the Fall but the Wes Anderson orange and yellow hue fits it among the others nicely. Mellow and peaceful, this song will put you in the Fall spirit.
Play with Fire – The Rolling Stones
An underrated Rolling Stones song, Play with Fire has that mellow, dreamy quality to it that makes you feel like you’re living in a film.
Like a Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
Listen to this song any time of year really, but especially Fall, as it’s one of Bob Dylan’s greatest songs of all time. Need I say more?
Be My Baby – The Ronettes
Be My Baby has that old school, played on a record vibe that fits in perfectly with the Fall aesthetic. It’s also your plug to watch The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina this October.