Friday Playlist: Hanging Out With Rory Gilmore

For hitting the books (and the snacks) HARD.

Who doesn’t want to hang with Rory Gilmore? She’s got everything: a rad mom, cool friends, dreamy boyfriends, and straight A’s. Here are 10 songs to help you Gilmore up your life.

Illustration by Minna.

Illustration by Minna.


  • saraldn November 1st, 2013 11:31 PM

    i have been waiting for this my whole life

    • cabinfeverray November 2nd, 2013 4:04 AM

      OMG!! My thoughts exactly! I woke up and almost cried a little when I saw this playlist. THANK YOU ROOKIE YOU ARE THE BEST!!

    • _dith_ November 2nd, 2013 7:06 PM

      mmmm so accurate

  • aguuss23 November 2nd, 2013 12:38 AM

    PERFECT! i love rory.

  • o-girl November 2nd, 2013 12:40 AM

    no teenagers hating on yr playlist it’s an A++ per usual

  • 60s-girl November 2nd, 2013 12:54 AM

    This is the greatest! Rory Gilmore really does have a pretty awesome life. I used to be obsessed with Gilmore Girls a few years ago. I still love it. Nice playlist; I like the song “There She Goes.” I remember that was in the pilot. I love that you do these playlist things because I’m introduced to even more great new music!

  • AngstyTheBrave November 2nd, 2013 2:03 AM

    This is the greatest thing ever, no really, it is. By the by, if I had an idea for a Rookie playlist, could I submit that, or would I just have to make it myself and not say it’s related to Rookie at all (because it’s not). It’s a Hanging out with Joan Watson playlist, I’m still working on it, but I don’t know…

    • Danielle November 2nd, 2013 2:32 AM

      You can definitely submit it!

    • TessAnnesley November 2nd, 2013 3:04 AM


  • greenie November 2nd, 2013 2:12 AM

    BEST PLAYLIST EVER!! its almost like it was made for me…

  • Jes November 2nd, 2013 3:00 AM

    i wish i was rory… her life is too perf

  • giov November 2nd, 2013 6:12 AM

    perfect as I’m trying to channel my inner rory and do some school work i’ve ignored for far to long. And belle and sebastian! They were Lane’s favorite band if I remember correctly. It’s been 12 years since I was into this show, omg.

  • Aïcha Belkhodja November 2nd, 2013 7:25 AM

    magical ! makes me want to look at gilmore girls all night long

  • November 2nd, 2013 9:09 AM

    perfecttttt !!!! i think i just had a music-gasm.

  • shalalala November 2nd, 2013 10:45 AM

    thanks! i love gilmore girls <3

  • hannahsatreat November 2nd, 2013 11:14 AM

    Hazel, you are my playlist soul mate. Love seeing all my Popfest heroes on here! Definitely going to be listening to this a lot.

    Hannah Marie

  • PlaygroundLove November 2nd, 2013 11:38 AM

    this speaks to me on a spiritual level

  • meels November 2nd, 2013 11:45 AM

    OMG RORY!!! <3

    <3 Jess over any other guy she dated

  • Nadifa November 2nd, 2013 12:16 PM

    Oh yes, She & Him! Love them <3

  • Suzy X. November 2nd, 2013 12:26 PM

    HAZEL how did you know like 75% of these songs were what I listened to heavily while applying for college? I love this playlist.

  • petiteframboise November 2nd, 2013 12:34 PM

    I’m glad this playlist has been made and I’m definitely going to listen to it, but how – HOW does it not include any PJ Harvey songs? With the whole “PJ Harvey’s a woman” thing I thought she would be an obvious choice for a Rory Gilmore playlist…

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  • Conana November 2nd, 2013 8:00 PM

    This is perfffffect <3 I love Gilmore Girls <333 (it's in spanish)

  • Sonya November 2nd, 2013 8:08 PM

    I have no words for how amazing this is

  • JadeTayla November 2nd, 2013 9:42 PM

    I always wanted to be Rory! She is just AMAZING and The Gilmore Girls was my favourite show to watch with my mum growing up (even though I was probably WAAAY too young to be watching it!)

  • Jessisjess November 3rd, 2013 12:12 AM

    the only thing about this that is better than the fact that it is gilmore girls is the fact that i remember clearly when hazel tweeted that she was going to start watching this. AND NOW SHE IS CONVERTED! I KNEW IT WOULD HAPPEN. how could it not!???? ( proud of you Hazel)

  • Shauna November 3rd, 2013 6:37 AM

    Ahhhhh I love Gilmore girls it is my all time favourite TV show and this playlist is awesome

  • jesuscametomybirthdayparty November 3rd, 2013 4:53 PM

    this rocks so much

  • 500daysofsarah November 4th, 2013 2:54 AM

    Sometimes I love this website so much I think I might cry

  • Ninaaa November 4th, 2013 12:04 PM

    i was watching gilmore girls when i saw this um hello FATE (the episode where jess and rory go for that picnic)
    also i SO wanted rory to end up with jess sighhhh

  • AnaRuiz November 5th, 2013 2:18 PM

    This came just in time with my general feeling that I need Gilmore Girls back in my life.

  • madame_addie November 5th, 2013 6:52 PM

    yay she & him <3

  • littlediamonds November 6th, 2013 8:24 PM

    This is just PERFECT!

  • beralee November 7th, 2013 5:53 PM

    HANGING OUT WITH SETH COHEN would be the best thing ever <3

    • cloudinthesky November 9th, 2013 10:40 AM

      Omg yes yes yes please!!!

      • beralee November 12th, 2013 3:12 PM

        I still don’t understand why there isn’t more of the OC on this website!

  • Maisie November 8th, 2013 5:35 PM

    I cried when I saw this playlist. I used to watch Gilmore Girls all the time when I was in foster care. Rory and Lorelai’s relationship was so amazing but I always thought the real star of the show was Lane who probably deserved her own spin-off series.

  • eggzonable November 15th, 2013 4:31 PM

    Love you, Rookie! I’m still waiting for Lane Kim playlist!