With the cold hand of Autumn knocking on our doors, it’s time to get into the spirit of things! One of the best ways to set the autumnal tone is with some music. The writer Annie Proulx said, “You know, one of the tragedies of real life is that there is no background music,” and I couldn’t agree more. However, we can do the next best thing and put on some headphones and play our music wherever we go. In order to do that, we need an appropriate playlist for the occasion. Below is a compiled list of some songs perfect for the cold morning commutes, cosy late nights inside and are perfect for the Season of the Witch(es). The playlist primarily features genres such as soft rock, alternative, indie and has music spanning from the 1950s to the 2020s. Happy listening!

  1. Season of the Witch – Donovan
  2. Golden Brown– The Stranglers
  3. Bloom– The Paper Kites
  4. We Fell in Love in October– Girl in Red
  5. The Young Folks– Peter Bjorn and John
  6. Strange– Celeste
  7. Fade Into You– Mazzy Star
  8. Cardigan– Taylor Swift
  9. Dark Red– Steve Lacy
  10. House of the Rising Sun– The Animals
  11. Achilles Come Down – Gangs of Youths
  12. Sweet Ophelia– Zella Day
  13. The Cult of Dionysus– The Orion Experience
  14. Maneater– Hall & Oates
  15. Back to Black– Amy Winehouse
  16. Dreams– Fleetwood Mac
  17. Strangers in the Night– Frank Sinatra
  18. Dark Lady– Cher 
  19. Laughing on the Outside– Bernadette Carroll
  20. The Killing Moon– Echo & the Bunnymen
  21. Edge of Seventeen – Stevie Nicks
  22. She’s Not There– The Zombies
  23. What Ever Happened– The Strokes
  24. Shake it Out– Florence & the Machine
  25. Cinnamon Girl– Lana Del Rey
  26. Piece of You– The Pierces
  27. Black Betty– Ram Jam
  28. Psycho Killer– Talking Heads
  29. Roxanne– The Police
  30. Witchcraft– Frank Sinatra
  31. Sweater Weather – The Neighbourhood

Angelina Pierce – Entertainment & Lifestyle Editor