Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Autumn Songs

When I did a post the other day about my excitement for the arrival of autumn, a lovely reader by the name of Katie asked me to include some music inspiration for the season. "Great idea!" I proclaimed as I slapped my knee and did a little jig.

The following are tracks that either explicitly reference Fall or simply remind me of it. Spoiler alert: there will be a 1960s Halloween song...and no, it's not the one you're thinking of, but still, feel free to skip it. Also, this is a really mellow playlist for the most part, so don't use it as your get-psyched-workout-mix.

My Fall Playlist

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1. September In The Rain - Dinah Washington

2. My Love Goes Free - Jon Foreman
3. The Fox - Nickel Creek
4. Autumn - Ben Rector
5. Wolfbane - Bobby "Boris" Picket
6. Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
7. Keep Breathing - Ingrid Michaelson
8. Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
9. Reflecting Light - Sam Philips
10. I've Got This Friend - The Civil Wars

What are some songs that remind you of autumn? I'd like to add to this playlist.


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  1. Oh man, I was totally expecting to see California Dreamin' on that list, that really takes me into Autumn!

    Puppy! <3

  2. I posted this back in 2011.

    It's come up a lot because there was a big debate at my place of employment on whether or not there was such a thing as "Autumn Music." I said that of course there is! I like that we both include Nickel Creek. I didn't make a playlist, just artists that I think sound Autumn-like. Great post!

  3. Thanks so much for the playlist! I love listening to Pete Yorn, Josh Groban & Birdy for fall. What books do you like to read in the fall or are very "fall-ish"?


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