Pumpkins, which are symbols of the october moon and halloween, are also found in many songs. There are many examples of songs about pumpkin, from old classics to today’s children’s songs on youtube. Here are some of the most popular songs about pumpkin for your playlists!:
Male Bonding – Pumpkin
English indie rockers Male Bonding tackled a post-jack-o’-lantern existential crisis in this song from their 2010 debut album, Nothing Hurts. In it, they ponder, “Halloween was a blast/ how long will this last? / how long before I learn? / How long before we learn?” Foreboding words before this year’s thrills. This funny track should be remembered among songs about pumpkin.
Neil Young – Harvest Moon
“Harvest Moon” is one of the most popular songs not only on the songs about pumpkin list, but in the entire history of music. Published in 1992, the song has reached millions of listens on digital music platforms even today.
U2 – October
The popular U2 song October, released in the 80s, is included in our songs about pumpkin list with its theme and lyrics. A rock classic, October is about Halloween and the October month full of pumpkins.
Mount Eerie – Pumpkin
Pumpkin should be on the one of the top of the list songs about pumpkin .In this track from a new album called Sauna, Mount Eerie’s Phil Elverum waxes philosophical as he takes a walk to a bookstore. Although the bookstore appears to be closed, he contemplates the intangible bigger picture as he looks at the garbage lining the streets. The catalyst for this abstract soul-searching? A broken pumpkin washed up on the shore.
Jay & The Techniques – Apple, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie
“Apples, peaches, pumpkin pie, who’s not ready, holler ‘I,’” is an old schoolyard chant that was used to help kids playing hide and seek determine who was “it.” Pennsylvania pop group Jay & The Techniques played on that rhyme in “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie,” their 1967 Top 10 hit about seeking out a childhood sweetheart. “Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie” is a striking kid song among songs about pumpkin.
Randy Newman – Pumpkin
This instrumental number from Oscar award-winning singer/songwriter and film composer Randy Newman’s score for the 2003 feature film Seabiscuit is named after the titular racehorse’s longtime companion, a quiet horse called Pumpkin. Randy Newman’s beloved track can be accepted as one of the songs about pumpkin.
Kate Nash – Pumpkin Soup
In an interview on BBC Radio 1, English singer/songwriter and actress Kate Nash said that her record company wanted her to name this single from her 2007 debut album, Made of Bricks, “I Just Want Your Kiss,” after one of the lyrics.
She was partial to a rough title that she’d saved on her hard drive while writing the album, though, and so the song became known as “Pumpkin Soup.” This song should be remembered among the songs about pumpkin with both its lyrics and its clip.
John Southworth – Pumpkins
While other musicians have flirted with pumpkin-related sadness by writing about rotting or smashed jack-o’-lantern, no one has delved quite so far into squash-induced depression as Canadian singer/songwriter did when he penned this sad, reflective number about a broken-down town and its pumpkin patch from his 1998 album, Mars, Pennsylvania. This song should also be counted as a great example of songs about pumpkin.
XTC – The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
While working on what would become the 1992 album Nonsuch, XTC frontman Andy Partridge made the best jack-o’-lantern of his pumpkin-carving career. Unable to part with it, he put the pumpkin on a fencepost on the way to the studio and watched it slowly rot.
This spectacle inspired Partridge to come up with a backstory for the poor pumpkin, which eventually turned into “The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead,” a Bob Dylan-esque tale of a kind Christ-like man with a pumpkin for a head who was martyred for being too good for this world. This song should definitely be counted among the songs about pumpkin.
Tricky featuring Alison Goldfrapp – Pumpkin
Reluctant trip-hop hero Tricky may have sampled The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Suffer” for his duet with Alison Goldfrapp from 1995’s Maxinquaye, and he may have called that song “Pumpkin,” but it wasn’t exactly a ringing endorsement of the alternative rock band from Chicago.
As Tricky told Raygun in 1996: “Sometimes I sample people to disrespect them. People think it’s a compliment. Smashing Pumpkins, that was a bit of a piss take, really, what it was. I saw him in concert, I think he’s the most pretentious guy. I don’t understand how someone that pretentious can be big, so that was just a piss take.” With these lyrics, Pumpkin absolutely can be accepted as one of the songs about pumpkin.