As these waning days of summer slowly get shorter and chillier, many of us wax nostalgic for our younger school days. There’s just that feeling in the air, right? Anticipating the shorter days of the upcoming fall season may leave you revisiting fond memories of back to school days, when life was maybe just a bit simpler. And there's nothing like a good back to school playlist to make you throw it back to the days when #adulting wasn't a thing. Even if you're not headed back to school in a few weeks, the end of summer will always feel synonymous with new books and a new year.
While there’s no doubt that our daily adult responsibilities can add up, it’s amazing what the perfect music at the right time can do. Music has a power to recall moments from our personal histories with so much detail, it’s almost eerie, and it can be super moving and inspiring, too. For me, there’s really nothing like blasting an amazing playlist to reconnect with my energy, inspiration, and the will to face whatever comes my way. If it makes me nostalgic for that special transition between summer and fall? Even better. These nine back to school playlists give you all the inspiration you need to savor the last of these sun-drenched days, while feeling nostalgic for summers past.