When I decided to write an article featuring songs about September, which is one of my favorite months of the year, I thought it would be very easy to find several fun songs to write about.
I was wrong.
I went to places like Spotify and Apple Music and did searches for September. I got a lot of results, but most of the songs that popped up were very, very depressing.
They all seemed to follow the same somber theme:
Our love is dying and the gloomy weather of September is just like the misery in our wretched hearts.
At the end of this post, I’ve included a Spotify playlist that includes 20 cover songs that I prefer over the original versions of the songs.
Note that I did not say these covers are better than the originals. These are just my own personal preferences here.
Before getting to my playlist of all 20 songs, I’m going to briefly talk about 10 of the songs on the list and compare them to the original versions:
Give A Little Bit — Written by Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson
Original — Supertramp (1977)
Cover — Goo Goo Dolls (2004)
I know what you’re saying right now.
You’re saying “Wait, my name’s not Pierce. This letter isn’t for me!”
Well, you’ve got it half-right there, pal. The letter is for you, but you’re not Pierce — at least not yet. It’s a pen name that you’re going to have in the future.
By the way — before I get too much more into the story of your pen name, let me tell you who I am.
You in the future. In the year 2021, to be exact.
Yes, you’re still alive then.
And yes, like you…
New Jersey is the fourth studio album released by the band Bon Jovi.
Release Date: September 19, 1988
Produced by: Bruce Fairbairn
Jon Bon Jovi — lead vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica
Richie Sambora — lead guitar, background vocals, co-lead vocals on “I’ll Be There For You”
Alec John Such — bass guitar, background vocals
Tico Torres — drums, percussion, background vocals on “Born To Be My Baby” and “Love For Sale”
David Bryan — keyboards, background vocals
New Jersey is my favorite Bon Jovi album. Admittedly, I’ve been a big fan of Bon Jovi for their entire career…
I remember a couple of times when I was a teenager and kept a secret journal, when you would sneak looks at it when I wasn’t there and read what I had written.
I’d get so mad at you then and tell you to never read my journal again.
But today is different. Today is the sixth anniversary of when you passed into wherever you are now. Wherever that is, I’m now giving you permission to peek into my journal again. …