September brings many things. To some, it's the first day of school. To others it could be the start of a new job, or life event. Maybe that diet starts today!?! The end of summer and start of fall officially begins this month. I can honestly say, it was in the month of September that I started my radio broadcasting career (22 years ago). We also can't forget 9/11, the event that changed our world. With so many things happening in September, and so many people getting a "fresh start" or "new direction" in life, I wonder if that is why there are so many songs dealing with September.

Right off the bat, when I think of September, the two songs pop into mind. The obvious one to fans of Earth, Wind and Fire, their song, simply called "September" talks about loving life, finding love and dancing the night away.

 

The other one that his me right in September emotions is the Green Day tune from the American Idiot album, "Wake Me Up When September Ends". Now yes, technically, you might ask yourself, "shouldn't that be a song about October?" NO!!!! The song is dealing with all the events that take place through out the 30 day span in the 9th month of the year. I do love all the meme's that pop up on October first showing Billie Joe Armstrong being told to wake up!

Well, I've scoured the vast musical library, and have found many other great songs, dealing with the month of September, in one way or another. Check them out, enjoy and have a safe September!

Earth, Wind & Fire - September

 

Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends

 

Johnny & Rosanne Cash - September When It Comes

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Neil Diamond - September Morn

 

Single File - September Skyline

 

The Bangles - September Gurls

Natalie Imbruglia - Come September

 

My Morning Jacket - Old September Blues

 

There are many, many more songs that deal with this month, but after listening to a lot of them, I realized, most are slow and kind of depressing. My mission for all musicians... WRITE MORE UP BEAT SEPTEMBER SONGS!

 

 

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