The season changes to Autumn over the weekend, signalling that September is nearing an end.  This week's version of "The Playlist" salutes a month that salutes heroes, holidays, the change in the air, and the change in the colors.

The month of September salutes the working man on Labor Day, brings the day nobody will ever forget (9/11), Jewish holidays, a day that salutes heroes, your Nana and Pop-Pop, and the changes from Summer to Fall and Virgo to Libra.

The Playlist will reflect all of this is the vivid colors of Autumn, and maybe surprise you along the way on this 20-song journey.  Embrace the beauty that September brings us:

Daughtry -- September (logical place to start)

Chris Brown -- Say Goodbye (Goodbye to Summer, and bring the Brown in the leaves)

Green Day -- Wake Me Up When September Ends (Billy Joe is not a fan of September?)

Coldplay -- Yellow (another color of Fall)

Kelly Clarkson -- Dark Side (the nights start to get longer, which is the Dark Side of Sept.)

David Gray -- Babylon (more Gray skies in Fall)

Train -- 50 Ways to Say Goodbye ("You could you leave on Yom Kippur?", which is Sept. 25th and 26th this year)

Expose -- Season's Change (Autumn begins Sept. 22nd)

Yellowcard -- Ocean Avenue (penalty card in soccer, and girls H.S. soccer starts in Sept.)

REM -- Orange Crush (another color on the leaves of Autumn)

Sheryl Crow -- A Change Will Do You Good (well the seasonal change will bring cooler weather, which does some good)

Bruce Springsteen -- The Rising (The Boss pays tribute to those working at Ground Zero)

Enrique Iglesias --Hero (National Heroes Day is Sept. 16th)

Alicia Keys / Jay-Z  --  Empire State of Mind (we never forget 9/11)

Madonna -- Like A Virgin (like a Virgo, which is the sign of the Virgin)

Saving Jane -- Girl Next Door (Top-25 hit in 2006 talking about the cheerleader and the girl in a marching band, bringing thoughts of H.S. football)

Van Halen -- Hot For Teacher (Sept. expectation of "What do you think the teacher is going to look like this year"?)

Elmo & Patsy -- Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer (a Xmas song?  National Grandparents Day is the first Sunday after Labor Day)

Mariah Carey -- Hero (dedicate this one to your Grandparents on Heroes Day)

Whitney Houston -- Star Spangled Banner (best version ever of Francis Scott Key's creation, which was written on the night of Sept. 13-14, 1814)