We’ve all fantasized about having our flawless fall day. While we’re scrolling through Pinterest or doing our annual rewatch of Gilmore Girls, there’s nothing better than romanticizing every day from September to November! What is the best way to let your mind wander into the ultimate autumn wonderland? The perfect playlist, of course! We’re here to help. Piece together the most perfect fall day and create your dreamy pop playlist!
Foggy With A Misting Rain – ‘Haunted’ by Laufey
Laufey’s voice is soft and mesmerizing; she has the power to transport your mind to the most beautiful places. With ‘Haunted’ we can’t help but drift to a window seat, curled up in a warm blanket, watching the rain lightly drizzle against the glass. It’s dark, but not too dark, and the tip-taps of the raindrops could easily lull you to sleep.
Thunderstorm – ‘Astronomy’ by Conan Gray
Wild and windy, these are the storms that could blow you away in an instant. But not for you. For you, it’s the best night to get into your car and go for a drive as the rain crashes down. ‘Astronomy’ by Conan Gray (perfectly accompanied by the booms of the thunder) makes you dream of that love you’ve only seen in a holiday rom-com… that we can’t help but love.
Crisp And Cloudy – ‘Autumn Leaves’ by Ed Sheeran
Whenever we think of a chilly (but not too chilly) day with the sun hiding behind the clouds, we always envision ourselves surrounded by a circle of sweeping leaves. You know the ones: they’re bright and colorful, crunchy from the ground and the air is just right. The song in the background? ‘Autumn Leaves,’ duh!
Sunny (But Breezy) – ‘golden thing’ by Cody Simpson
Although we generally associate Cody and his discography with summer and fun in the sun, there’s something about ‘golden thing’ that’s so warm and cozy which makes it perfect for those sunny fall days.
The Morning Drink
Hot Matcha – ‘we fell in love in october’ by girl in red
Strong, but subtle. Bold, but soft. That’s what we’d use to describe matcha as well as ‘we fell in love with october’ by girl in red. It’s enough to wake you up in the morning but it’s not too overwhelming. Those emotions can be translated into the energized feeling of falling in love (but the warmth that accompanies it). Who doesn’t love that feeling?
Pumpkin Spice Latte – ‘Envy the Leaves’ by Madison Beer
PSL season. It is iconic. It is a moment. It’s what we’ve all been waiting for since summer came to a close. Do you know who else is iconic? Madison Beer. So this is a match made in heaven. She gave us the perfect fall anthem that is sure to be a seasonal essential (just like pumpkin spice lattes!)
Coffee (However You Like It!) – ‘Red’ by Taylor Swift
We couldn’t make a fall playlist without including Blondie. ‘Red’ is an absolute classic, just like coffee. You can drink it any way you want, every single day, and it’ll still fuel your spirit for the day… just like Taylor!
Hot Apple Cider – ‘Apple Pie’ by Lizzy McAlpine
Lizzy McAlpine makes the comfort music that warms your soul just like hot cider. You can make it at home or enjoy it while you’re strolling through a quaint farmer’s market. It’s the perfect fall drink for any occasion. Don’t forget the cinnamon stick!
Go To The Pumpkin Patch – ‘Kiss Me’ by Sixpence None The Richer
This song has filled us with good energy since 1997. Considering nothing screams good fall energy like running around the pumpkin patch, going on hayrides, and picking out the perfect one to take home to carve this is a match made in the patch!
Visit A Haunted House – ‘Little Freak’ by Harry Styles
Oooooh, spooky! Haunted houses aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if you like a good fright just for funsies ‘Little Freak’ is here. Because let’s be honest, haunted houses can get a little freaky and send that tingle down your spine (but that’s what makes them so fun!)
Afternoon Drive Through The Foliage – ‘505’ by Nessa Barrett
Get in losers, we’re going to look at the leaves! If you’re one of those people (like us) whose favorite part of fall is watching the leaves change, then you might enjoy a little afternoon drive through the trees. So why not listen to a song about one of the most famous highways sung by an angel?
Baking Goodies All Day – ‘Cinnamon Girl’ by Lana Del Rey
We couldn’t help ourselves with this next track! This one is for all our baking queens out there that are as sweet as sugar and spice up any day like cinnamon. If you want to spend all day in a room filled with the smells of vanilla making the best cookies the world has ever tasted, ‘Cinnamon Girl’ must be in the background.
The Perfect Night
Scary Movie Night – ‘Ghost Of You’ by 5 Seconds of Summer
Slahsers, thrillers, gore… oh my! When it comes to scary movies, there are so many to choose from. We’d bet, though, if this is your ideal way to end the night you’re a horror movie connoisseur. It also means you enjoy things that keep you excited. Who’s more exciting than 5SOS? No one.
Bonfire With Friends – ‘Willow’ by Reneé Rapp
Bonfires are a great way to get together with the people you love the most. Sitting around the fire, making s’mores, and enjoying the nature around you. If this is the best way you can imagine spending your night, you might like the simpler things or the nights you can take things slow and just enjoy good company. That’s the same vibe we get from ‘Willow’ by Reneé Rapp.
Reading A Book In Bed – ‘making the bed’ by Olivia Rodrigo
Again, this may be a little on the nose but sometimes the best things are. If you dream of closing out the best day with a good book, and relaxing in bed with tea and candles, then ‘making the bed’ is for you.
Stargazing – ‘Moonlight’ by Ariana Grande
What better song to play in the background while you’re taking in the stars, the constellations, and the moons than ‘Moonlight’ by Ariana Grande? Light, airy, and peaceful just like the night sky itself – it’s the perfect end to a perfect day.
Can’t choose? That’s okay. We’ve compiled them all until the ultimate pop fall playlist to listen to again and again!
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