20 Best Songs about September That’ll Give You All the Feels

Ah, September. That month that sits right between summer’s farewell and autumn’s warm embrace. Whether you’re reminiscing about past summers, or eagerly awaiting the coziness of fall, music has a way of capturing the mood of this transformative month. So, grab your headphones or pump up the speakers, and let’s dive into some of the best tunes about our beloved September.

1. “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire

Arguably the most famous song with this month in its title, this funky track has been a party anthem for decades. It’s impossible to listen without dancing. Fun fact: The song’s refrain, “Ba de ya,” was initially a filler lyric, but it ended up in the final recording. Can you ever imagine this song without it? Neither can we!

2. “Wake Me Up When September Ends” by Green Day

From their acclaimed rock opera album “American Idiot”, this is one of Green Day’s most touching songs. Inspired by the passing of lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong’s father, the song takes on a broader meaning, touching on themes of loss, transition, and the passage of time.

3. “September Song” by JP Cooper

This contemporary track beautifully encapsulates the fleeting nature of summer love. The British singer-songwriter draws from the jazz standard (of the same name) and adds a modern pop touch.

4. “September Morn” by Neil Diamond

With Diamond’s signature rich vocals, this song delves into the reminiscence of past love. It’s a tender ballad that’s bound to make you a little emotional and perhaps recall a September love of your own.

5. “See You in September” by The Happenings

Originating in the 1950s but popularized by The Happenings in the 60s, this tune is all about summer romance and the looming separation September brings. We all know that bittersweet feeling, don’t we?

6. “September Gurls” by Big Star

An influential track from the power-pop pioneers, this song perfectly captures the wistfulness of young love and changing seasons. The song’s legacy is impressive, having inspired numerous artists including The Bangles with their own rendition.

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7. “September When It Comes” by Rosanne Cash featuring Johnny Cash

A beautiful duet between daughter and father, this song poignantly touches on themes of mortality and the passage of time. Johnny Cash’s deep voice adds a haunting touch, especially given it was one of his last recordings.

8. “One September Day” by Nina Simone

The queen of soulful jazz, Simone’s rich and poignant voice weaves a tale of lost love in this classic. It’s a deep dive into the emotions one might feel on a cool September day, looking back.

9. “September” by Taylor Swift

Swift’s acoustic cover of the Earth, Wind & Fire classic is a stripped-down, country-influenced take. While it drew mixed reactions (mainly because of how iconic the original is), it offers a fresh perspective on a well-known tune.

10. “Lost September” by Mandolin Orange

This Americana duo delivers a heartfelt song that’s packed with nostalgia. The gentle harmonies and soulful lyrics make it a perfect track for those introspective September moments.

11. “September’s Children” by Rise Against

A departure from the majority of September songs, this one tackles a more serious issue. Inspired by the wave of LGBTQ youth suicides in September 2010, the song is a call for understanding, love, and acceptance.

12. “September in the Rain” by Dinah Washington

This jazz standard, sung by many but popularized by Washington, paints a vivid picture of a rainy September day. It’s the perfect backdrop for those cozy indoors days when the rain taps at your window.

13. “Pale September” by Fiona Apple

A deep, introspective track, Apple’s unique voice and poetic lyrics shine through. The song beautifully depicts the end of a relationship using the transition from summer to fall as a metaphor.

14. “Flowers in September” by Mcbaise

A more indie addition to the list, this track is a gentle, dreamy ballad that perfectly encapsulates the feeling of a warm September afternoon.

15. “Sweet September” by Tony Christie

A classic tune from the 70s, this song’s upbeat tempo and catchy chorus make it a joy to listen to. It’s a sweet reminder of the joys this month brings.

16. “Maybe September” by Tony Bennett

Another classic, Bennett’s soulful voice is a treat to the ears in this slow, jazzy ballad. A tale of hope and yearning, it’s perfect for those reflective September evenings.

17. “September Grass” by James Taylor

Taylor’s soothing voice paired with mellow instrumentals is a winning combination in this track. It paints a tranquil picture of lying on September grass, lost in thought.

18. “Light in September” by Felix Hagan & The Family

A more recent addition to the ‘September’ collection, this indie track is an energetic ode to the month, blending rock with some pop elements.

19. “September’s Not So Far Away” by Field Music

An alternative rock touch to our list, the track carries a continuous rhythm and unique vocals that are characteristic of Field Music.

20. “September Nights” by Suburban Living

This dreamy, synth-pop tune is all about the ambiance. It’s a sonic representation of those cool September nights when possibilities seem endless.

September has been an inspiration for many artists, providing a backdrop of change, reflection, and anticipation. Whether you’re looking for nostalgia, joy, or introspection, there’s a September song for every mood. So, as the month unfolds, let these tunes be your soundtrack.