To follow up Spinner’s Songs for Fall: 15 Awesomely Autumnal Tracks list, we’ve raked up fall song suggestions from our readers into one seasonal stack of musical autumn foliage. You called it! So here’s your sequel of mostly golden oldies and a gusty surprise appearance by Gwen Stefani. The consensus: Fall is a good season for lovin’ and a bad season to be alone.
Gwen StefaniYes, we know that the song is called ‘Early Winter,’ but its sentiments and signifiers are heartbreakingly autumnal. Co-written with Keane’s pianist Tim Rice-Oxley, Gwen Stefani’s tune was released in 2007 and is rooted in the ’80s of Billy Idol and Cyndi Lauper. It’s a pop ballad about “leaves changing color” for an ill-fated couple. So cold.