There is something so satisfying about making or finding the perfect playlist. A carefully chosen collection of music, specifically curated to encapsulate a certain mood, feeling, or aesthetic. October is a month with such a unique and strong aesthetic. One could argue it’s more iconic than any other month of the year. People really lean into the “spooky season” from films, to fashion, and of course music. I’ve put together a list of all of my favorites fall playlists I’ve found on Spotify so far. You can expect music from Ella Fitzgerald, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Frank Sinatra, and more.
Is Meg Ryan the Queen of Fall?
According to TikTok, this fall is Meg-Ryan-Fall. If you are anything like me, you have seen all of Meg Ryan’s romance movies and have been trying to live like her for a while. Now is the time to fully dive into all things Meg Ryan.
The clothes and hair cut are up to you, (might a suggest over-sized sweaters and always carrying a book?) I have the playlists covered.
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‘It’s Meg Ryan Fall’ by Sincerely Molly
It IS Meg-Ryan-Fall and what better way to get in the mood than a playlist inspired by the queen of fall herself? This playlist has songs ranging from “Weekend in New England”by Barry Manilow to “Sweet Creature”by Harry Styles to “Funeral” by Phoebe Bridgers.
‘Meg Ryan Fall’ by Carolyn Wood
Just in case on Meg Ryan inspired playlist wasn’t enough, here’s another one. “Don’t you just love New York in the Fall?” reads the bio, a favorite quote of mine from ‘You’ve Got Mail’ starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. This playlist is strong for rom com lovers with songs like “There She Goes”by The La’s, “Remember”by Harry Wilson, and “I Could Write a Book” by Harry Connick, Jr.
a fall “when harry met sally” vibe’ by Isabella Gavilanez
If there’s one thing you need to know about me it’s that fall is my favorite season and When Harry Met Sally is BY FAR my favorite rom com. Imagine my happiness when I found this beautiful playlist. This playlist includes classics like“Manhattan” by Ella Fitzgerald, “Michelle” by The Beatles, and “Haven’t Met You Yet”by Michael Bublé.
classic fall playlists
‘Vintage fall music’ by leanne.pedrosa.
This playlist is filled to the brim with classics like “Autumn in New York” by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong, “The Autumn Waltz” by Tony Bennett, “September Song” by Frank Sinatra. This is the perfect playlist to have on in the background while you’re cooking a cozy fall dinner.
‘autumn in new york’ by Katy Hynek.
This playlist has garnered over 26,000 likes with songs like “All of Me” by Billie Holiday, “Isn’t It Romantic” by Ella Fitzgerald, and “She’s Got You” by Patsy Cline. The vintage feel of this playlist is enough to make you feel like Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly strolling down 5th Avenue.
Autumn aesthetic playlists
‘cloudy fall evenings’ by gialynn.
This playlist includes songs like “we fell in love in october” by girl in red, “Sweater Weather” by The Neighbourhood, and “People Watching” by Conan Gray. All these songs give me such a cozy feel, I can’t wait to listen while wrapped up in my favorite knit sweater.
‘ultimate chill & cozy fall playlist’ by victoriaharderxo.
The description reads “8 hours’ worth of cozy songs to listen to during the fall with a cup of tea.” This cozy playlist houses songs like “exile” by Taylor Swift & Bon Iver, “Cinnamon Girl” by Lana Del Rey, and “Vienna” by Billy Joel. I don’t know about you, but I plan on putting this playlist on, grabbing a cup of tea, a good book and having a great weekend.
LISTEN WHILE YOU STUDY
Nothing quite says fall like dark academia. Or murder mysteries. Some of my favorite books are dark academia. Murder mysteries taking place at a boarding school or centering around a secret society. This playlist transports you right into the middle of a murder mystery in New England. Songs include “Writer In The Dark” by Lorde, “Achilles Come Down” by Gang of Youths, and “Oh Ana” by Mother Mother.
This list of playlists should help you get into the fall mood whether you’re on your way to a pumpkin patch, a haunted house, or just cozying up by a fire.
So grab a glass of wine or you’re favorite apple cider, pop some cookies in the oven & sit back and enjoy the fall vibes.