Most of my friends know that I have been a big fan of Spotify for several years now. It is a great way listen to old music, discover new music, and share music. But I feel like there are many hidden benefits to Spotify that non-heavy users don’t know about. So my first tip is for lazy people (like me) who like to play music that match a certain mood/atmosphere but don’t want to go through the hassle of making 20+ playlists (yes, I have that many different moods).
Before I start, I would just like to say that this post is in no way sponsored by Spotify and is completely my own opinion/tips. If, however, someone from Spotify is reading this, feel free to contact me 😉
Whether it is for studying, a house party, girls night, workout, heartbreak or anything else, Spotify probably has a playlist for it!
If you click on browse, you will see a screen filled with various categories. Each category represents a different scenario type (party, holiday, check spotify).
Clicking on a type leads you to a long list of ready made playlists. You can usually tell from the titles what type of playlist it will be.
Further down the page, you can also find popular user-made playlists which can be interesting to check out. I find that the fastest way to evaluate a playlist is to see how many followers it has. Of course this doesn’t always work as we all have our own tastes but it helps when you are first exploring the playlists. It can be a bit overwhelming at times but the best way is just to play a playlist and scroll through the songs to get a feel for the type of playlist.
Not only can playlists help you discover new songs, but Spotify also has a specific section for new music. Next to the Genres & Moods section, you can also find the New Releases section. Clicking on this reveals a list of new albums which you can easily browse through.
To help you start off your playlist exploration, here is a list of some of my favourite playlists in certain situations.
This playlist includes lots of fun recent songs like I Love It and Bang Bang but also some oldies like TLC. I think they recently shortened the playlist which is a pity but it is still a pretty fun playlist to dance around to at fun sleepover.
It’s time to party!
Whether you are preparing to go out or having a party at home, this playlist has 130 songs to get you pumped up all night!
Your Favourite Coffeehouse
After those crazy nights of partying, its time to get back to work. I personally really like to study to this playlist because it is soothing yet still actual music. I also tend to discover a lot of nice songs in this playlist too! If you like this playlist you may also want to check out the playlist Totally Stress Free which is really nice and calming yet has a positive vibe.
Just one of those bad days:
Just cry, sad songs
Sometimes when you are feeling really down and you just need to let it all out, I find the best kind of therapy is musical therapy. The title of this playlist just says it all Just cry, sad songs.
If you are feeling down but don’t want a sad playlist you can also check out Afternoon Acoustic which has some really nice calm acoustic covers. It also includes a lot of live versions of songs which are really awesome.
Time for a pick-me up:
When you feel like a happy and fun playlist you should check out Mood booster. Its quite a small collection of songs but is great to start your day or as your afternoon pick-me up!
Music at work:
Relaxed Driving Music
My colleagues and I like to play music at work sometimes and it can be hard to find a playlist that everyone will enjoy but also doesn’t disrupt the work. A safe bet is always the Today’s Top Hits playlist but sometimes this has too many party songs that you don’t want your boss to hear you singing to (imagine your boss walking in on you singing Sexy Bitch). So a safer option is the playlist Dinner with Friends. Another similar playlist is Relaxed Driving Music. Both are pleasant and office-friendly.
Sleep to Dream
Although many people like to fall asleep to sounds of nature I personally still like to listen to actual songs. After long searching I finally found a playlist I like but can also fall asleep too and that is this one. It is quite short but usually after 4 songs I am asleep anyway.
Songs for in the Shower:
Songs to sing in the shower
Yes, I am one of those annoying people who cannot go anywhere without music, including my shower. Spotify has created a playlist especially for music-addicts like us called Songs to sing in the shower. Its full of great classics that also put you in a good mood. Before you try to hide your love for shower singing you should know this playlist has over 650,000 followers so don’t worry, you are not alone!
If you want to complete your shower-concert experience, you should get one of these awesome inflatable giant microphones.
Isn’t it awesome?
I may or may not own one of these myself….. Anyway, if you want to have a challenge you can also try the Vocal Acrobats playlist which is filled with great songs to belt out in the shower!
These were just a few of the many moods and playlists on Spotify for you to explore. Hopefully you found something you like! Do you know any other good playlists? Let me know in the comments below!
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