The Essential Songs for Your Fall Playlist

As the weather starts to cool and our days get shorter, people are bundling up in flannels and beanies. The days of sweating and red faces are finally over and we get to enjoy the lovely temperatures fall brings. When I think of fall, I think of Friendsgiving’s, carving pumpkins, and pumpkin spice lattes. Personally, I like when the music I’m jamming to reflects the season we’re in. My fall tunes feature banjos, acoustic guitars, any folk song. A good soundtrack is the best way to transition from the beloved summer months into cooler weather and the comradery fall brings. So, as we enter another fall season, be sure to jam out to these fall-themed tracks as the leaves start to change and you finally get to bust out your favorite scarves.

1. Skinny Love by Bon Iver

Bon Iver is known for their chill, folky sounds, which seems to be synonymous with fall music. This song is particularly sad but really captures the essence of what fall sounds like.

2. The Heart of Life by John Mayer

Who doesn’t love a good John Mayer song? 'The Heart of Life' is about finding the positives through a negative time of life, which seems to fit perfectly into the autumn season.

3. Autumn Leaves by Ed Sheeran

Oh, Ed, you warm our hearts while simultaneously breaking them. And we love you for it. Prepare to have your heart broken when listening to 'Autumn Leaves.'

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4. The Wolves by Ben Howard

Ben Howard’s music is the perfect style of folky and beachy. Every song of his is just as beautifully written as they are sung.

5. Rivers and Roads by The Head and The Heart

This song will make you want to grab your closest friends, a hot latte, and sit around a bonfire on a particularly crisp fall evening.

6. Stubborn Love by The Lumineers

Banjos, cellos, pianos, oh my! The folk-rock band knows how to write a feet-stomping hit, and 'Stubborn Love' fits perfectly into anyone’s fall playlist. Come to think of it, any Lumineers song will fit perfectly.

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7. Meet Me in the Woods by Lord Huron

Full of all the folky goodness, Lord Huron knows how to write a proper fall piece. The entire Strange Trails album is full of all the acoustic guitars and upbeat sounds for your ears to enjoy.

8. Hopeless Wanderer by Mumford & Sons

One of the most successful bands to come out of the folk revival, Mumford & Sons combines bluegrass, folk, country, and rock elements in their music.

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9. Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

This is definitely sing-a-long in the car type of song. I can’t help but associate this song with fall, probably because of the banjo.

10. Georgia by Vance Joy

A vast difference from 'Riptide,' the band slows things down on this track. Don’t worry though, the ukulele is still present!