Although this month’s playlist does have a few true Halloween-ish songs, this is not a Halloween playlist. (You should visit this playlist if you need a true Halloween playlist.)
That said, this is a true autumn playlist: It has creepy songs, football season songs, and slow songs to sip your favorite fall-themed hot beverages to. October is all about shaking off the last remnants of summer and spring and diving deep into a little beneficial destruction. Now’s the time to break down what isn’t working to make room for better and brighter things. Now’s the time to sweep away the past to make space for the new.
So here’s a playlist to help you do just that.
A few notes about the selected songs for October:
Mood: Shaking the Table and Throwing Drinks, Slow-Moving Destruction, Halftime Hymns, Please Have a Stadium Full of Seats, Brand New Beginnings, Caring Connections, Stay Weird, A Million Ways to Say No, Keep Her Name Out Your Mouth, You Can Have a Lil Destruction As a Treat, Might As Well Be a Little Gauche, Creepy Love Songs, There Goes the Best Woman This Town Has Ever Seen, She’s Never Coming Back
Included Artists: Beyoncé, Ella Fitzgerald, Ariana Grande, Ciara, Dua Lipa, Doja Cat, Jason Aldean, Allie X, Hozier, Alex Clare, Deborah Cox, Nina Simone, Queen Latifah, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Kate Bush, Miley Cyrus, Ruby Amanfu, Dolly Parton, Niña Dioz, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Reba McEntire, Beau Young Prince, DJ Shadow, De La Soul, Lizzo, Anitta, Myke Towers, Salt-N-Pepa, Chumbawamba, Ozuna, Sia, J Balvin, Tainy, Janelle Monáe, Roman GianArthur, Solange, The Cranberries, Hit-Boy, Saweetie, GALXARA, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Jane Krakowski, Colman Domingo, Taylor Swift, Ari Lennox, Anthony Ramos, Alanis Morissette, Gucci Mane, Leikeli47
Genres: R&B, Pop, Rap, Hip-hop, Country, Jazz, Electropop, Blues, Soul, Art Pop, New Wave, Latin Pop, Funk Carioca, Latin Trap, Alternative Rock, Reggaeton, Folk, Neo Soul
As always, I’ve made the playlist public, so go ahead and follow it, if you’d like.
Here’s the playlist for October. Enjoy!