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10 Songs for Your Rory Gilmore Fall Study Playlist

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at PSU chapter.

Leaves are falling to the ground, which means fall is right around the corner! Autumn is the best time for cozy music and drinking a delicious pumpkin spice latte. Here are 10 songs to add to your fall 2023 playlist.

1. “There She Goes” By The La’s

This song is peak autumn mysterious girl energy. The little guitar strums give you a sense of wonder for the world, and make you feel like you’re walking the streets of Stars Hollow. It is also such an incredible song to strut down the sidewalk.

2. “Kiss Me” By Sixpence None The Richer

Song two feels like a warm hug and baked cookies. The vibe of “Kiss Me” reminds me of the scene in “Tangled” where Rapunzel and Flynn Rider are out on the lake and sitting under all the lanterns. This is my personal favorite fall song.

3. “Fade Into You” By Mazzy Star

This is a slow dance type of song. It has such a beautiful chord progression, and has this captivating, magical energy about it. I could see Rory Gilmore listening to this while studying or hanging out with Lane. It also reminds me of “Beach House” songs.

4. “Linger” By The Cranberries

No words. 10/10. Go listen to this song right now. It’s giving ‘90s teenage girl in a small town, and I’m here for it.

5. “Let The Light In” By Lana Del Rey Feat. Father John Misty

This song is very mellow and melancholic. Lana Del Rey’s vocals are alluring and mystical. Her harmonies are just as heavenly. This will make you feel all the emotions.

6. “Kingston” By Faye Webster

A sweet and mellow song with glittery tones. I love the simplicity of the guitar and drums, and how she talks so smoothly. This is one of my newer favorites.

7. “Dreams” By Fleetwood Mac

Rory Gilmore would absolutely listen to this song while walking through the halls of Chilton. This is a funky, upbeat vibe that is fun to bop your head to.

8. “Motion Sickness” By Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers has such an angelic voice, and it portrays perfectly in this song. It has an upbeat sound while having such powerful, sorrowful lyrics.

9. “Amoeba” By Clairo

This is the official soft girl song of the season. It is addictingly catchy and so beautifully produced. It makes you feel like you’re in your own little world. This is such an amazingly underrated song that you need to listen to right now.

10. “Mirrorball” By Taylor Swift

I couldn’t finish off this list without adding a Taylor Swift song. Rory Gilmore is 100% “Mirrorball” coded. The lyrics are so relatable and make you feel as if you are in a Mirrorball. Swift’s vocals are so enchanting and captivating, which makes this the perfect song for the fall season.

I highly recommend adding some of these songs to your playlist and romanticizing studying for your exams like Rory Gilmore. If you want to add any of these songs to your playlist, there is a link below to a Spotify playlist with all the songs. Go to the library, get your coffee and listen to some cozy fall tunes. Have a great first fall semester.

Allison is a first-year student studying Digital and Print Journalism with a minor in Women's Studies. When she isn't writing for Her Campus @ PSU, she's listening to ABBA, hanging out with friends, and watching sitcoms. On the weekends, she likes to go thrifting and try new restaurants downtown.