Crisp mornings, crunchy leaves and plenty of cosy layers…Autumn is here! With a new season comes a new seasonal playlist and, dare I say it, this is the best one yet. If you’re looking for some tunes to listen to whilst sheltering from the cold, wet weather, you’ll definitely find them here. Here are 30 songs that you need to add to your Autumn playlist this year.
30 Songs To Add To Your Autumn Playlist
What does Autumn music sound like to you? For me, Autumn feels like the perfect opportunity to bring out all of your favourite jazz and soul tunes. But, at the same time, a bit of rock and electronic music can’t go amiss too. For my Autumn playlist, I’ve chosen a mix of soul, rock, pop, electronic and even a tiny bit of disco music too. So, hopefully, there’s something in here for everyone. You know the drill by now, like my Spring and Summer playlists, I’ve split my Autumn playlist into parts. These are based on the overall feel of the tunes. I’ve also designed the playlist to flow from tracks one to 30 so you just be able to just press play on track one, sit back and enjoy the songs!
Autumn Playlist Track Listing: Part One
1. Supercut – Lorde
2. Focus – H.E.R.
3. Versace on the Floor – Bruno Mars
4. Be My Own Boyfriend – Olivia Dean
5. Red Clay – Charlotte Dos Santos
6. Slow Dance – John Legend
7. Un-thinkable (I’m Ready) – Alicia Keys
8. Nothing Revealed / Everything Denied – The 1975
Part One Favourites
To start the playlist off, I wanted a track that had an instant impact, which is why I’ve gone for Lorde’s Supercut. It’s the outro of this track that I think makes it work so well as the opening track of the playlist – it really helps to set the tone. Following Supercut, I’ve slowed things down with Focus by H.E.R. This song has such an ‘Autumn nights’ feel to it. It’s smooth, sultry and has a great beat to it. The rest of this section sticks with the smooth, soul tunes before finishing with Nothing Revealed / Everything Denied by The 1975. This seemed like the perfect track to bridge together the soul tunes of part one and, what’s about to come, in part two.
Autumn Playlist Track Listing: Part Two
9. No Cars Go – Arcade Fire
10. Little Lies – Fleetwood Mac
11. Disorder – Joy Division
12. Lovesong – The Cure
13. People, Let’s Dance – Public Service Broadcasting
14. Step Into My Life – Jessie Ware
Part Two Favourites
For section two of my Autumn playlist, I wanted to kick things up a notch and bring a few upbeat tracks into the mix. No Cars Go by Arcade Fire felt like the ideal track to open up this new section of the playlist. I knew I wanted to get a few classic ’70s and ’80s tunes into this playlist, but it’s always a challenge to blend them in with modern tunes. No Cars Go just seemed to bridge the gap between the two and set Little Lies by Fleetwood Mac up perfectly.
When it comes to choosing a favourite from this section, I think it’d have to be People, Let’s Dance by Public Service Broadcasting. I absolutely love this track. I’ve really been enjoying listening to it whilst driving but, to be honest, I think it’d make a brilliant song for a Christmas party playlist. Who knows, maybe it’ll end up featuring on my Christmas playlist this year!
Autumn Playlist Track Listing: Part Three
15. Love Is Back – Celeste
16. Mrs. – Leon Bridges
17. Take Me To The Alley– Gregory Porter
18. Autumn – Paolo Nutini
19. Short and Sweet – Brittany Howard
20. Dark Red – Steve Lacy
21. Stay Flo – Solange
Part Three Favourites
No Autumn playlist would be complete without Paolo Nutini’s Autumn, now, would it? I’ve parked it in between the soulful Take Me To The Alley by Gregory Porter and Brittany Howard’s Short and Sweet. Solange’s Stay Flo would have to take the top spot for part three favourites though.
Autumn Playlist Track Listing: Part Four
22. my future – Billie Eilish
23. In A Good Way – Faye Webster
24. Don’t Know Why – Nora Jones
25. Heartbeats – José González
26. When You’re Smiling and Astride Me – Father John Misty
27. Over My Head – Alabama Shakes
28. Lilac Wine – Nina Simone
29. Across The Universe – The Beatles
30. Bookends Theme – Simon & Garfunkel
Part Four Favourites
Now into the final quarter of the playlist, we’re starting things off with a bit of Billie Eilish. To be completely honest, I would’ve preferred to add Miley Cyrus’ version of my future from the Radio 1 Live Lounge in its place. BUT, it isn’t available as a track, so I’ve stuck with Billie’s original (which is obviously still incredible). To follow, I’ve chosen In A Good Way by Faye Webster, Don’t Know Why by Nora Jones and Heartbeats by José González. I wanted to tone things down a bit as we head towards the end of the playlist, and I think these three tracks do just that.
My favourites from the final section would have to be Across The Universe by The Beatles and Bookends Theme by Simon & Garfunkel. Bookends Theme felt like the perfect final track for this playlist. For me, it seems more winter-esque, so I thought it would make a brilliant transition into next season’s playlist. What do you think?
Which tracks are your favourites from this playlist? Are there any new songs or artists on here that you’ve discovered? I want to know! Also, make sure to let me know what songs are on your Autumn playlist.
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