Summer has its share of rap music, winter has its Christmas music, and fall has its pumpkin spice-flavored foods, but does anyone stop to think of the music that makes autumn, well… autumn? Here are the top 10 songs that bring in that fall vibe.
10. “My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion” by The Flaming Lips
“My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion” by The Flaming Lips is a unique song for its digital sound and the absolutely amazing solo with deep lyrics, which caught their fans’ attentions. This song is a cry out to stop people from thinking they have no power in doing what they put their minds to; it’s a great song, using a bird as reference to a person that, instead of flying away for winter like everyone says it will do, stays and endures the cold, showing that it can do as it pleases no matter the opinion of others.
9. “We Are Going to be Friends” by The White Stripes, from their album White Blood Cells, is a soft acoustic song about the innocent first years of school for a child. It tells a story of a young boy and how he befriends a girl named “Suzie Lee” and realizes that they are going to be good friends. This song is placed in fall and does a good job at making sure its tone is soft and relaxed.
8. “Together Forever” by Shai, from their album If I Ever Fall in Love, is the song that is beautiful and perfect to listen to while cuddled up with that special someone on a cold Autumn day. It’s piano and the voices of all four members is a soothing, beautiful mixture ready to be enjoyed.
7. “Autumn in New York,” a jazzy song by Vernon Duke from his musical Thumbs Up! (covered by Frank Sinatra), is a classic song about the beauty New York gives during the Autumn season. Frank Sinatra gives a sweet and angelic sound to Duke’s beautiful song, making you feel the love he has for the fall season in New York.
6. “November Rain” by Guns & Roses, written by Axl Rose, has a beautiful orchestral background and is one of Guns & Roses’s longest songs. The song is about love, fear, and pain; “November Rain” depicts the sadness that washes over someone, but just like all things, doesn’t last forever and will eventually go away.
5. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day, written by Billie Armstrong in dedication to his father who died September 10, 1982 due to cancer, tells a story of an emotional roller coaster between a parting couple, whereby the husband must serve in the Iraq war, conveying the theme of loss. Although it is a sad song, it comes with a great melody and catchy lyrics, and when September ends, a new beginning in November begins.
4. “September Song,” composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Maxwell Anderson and covered by Frank Sinatra, has a soft melody with a beautiful instrumental. The song is about the waiting of love and the time it takes for things to happen; it speaks of how good things do take time and how most are worth waiting for.
3. “November Spawned a Monster” by Morrissey. With his mod style of music, Morrissey confronts the prejudice minds of the people today by writing this song about a woman who was born in November and is sick and tired of the sympathy from others only because of the condition/disability she has. He gives this song a great unique sound and gave amazing thought into his lyrics while making it. In my opinion, “November Spawned a Monster” is one of his best.
2. “September” by Earth Wind and Fire, written by Maurice White, Al McKay, and Allee Willis, is a classic song known by almost everyone with its catchy lyrics and its totally dance worthy feel; its funky tune gives this song its uniqueness and popularity.
Before I reveal the number one here are some honorable mentions, “Dead Leaves and Dirty Ground” by The White Stripes, “Autumn Leaves” by Eva Cassidy, and “Green Gentleman” by Panic at the Disco.
1. “Autumn Leaves” by Ed Sheeran, as a bonus track to his most popular and best-selling album, +, the song depicts the story of a love that just didn’t last. The leaves of autumn stand for the beginning and end of a relationship, bright and young then old and falling to pieces. The song is beautifully played acoustically and gives the vibe fall asks for, giving it, without a doubt, the number 1 spot on this chart.