23 Freaking Rad Spotify Playlists for Every Mood
Sometimes you just can’t put your finger on that perfect song. So you end up skipping 15 tracks until you find one that’s suitable for your mood. Why can’t your music player just know what you want, when you want it?
When predictive algorithms don’t get your playlist right, you need a backup plan. We found the best Spotify playlists suitable for every mood and activity — from drink-mixing and weightlifting, to driving and lovemaking.
Here’s the soundtrack to your life.
For Cardio Workouts
SoulCycle by Arielle Jones
On this playlist, you’ll find top-of-the-charts tracks with some remixes sprinkled in. Artists include Swedish House Mafia, Robyn, Calvin Harris and Santigold. It’s perfect for a high-intensity workout like spinning.
Running High Tempo 140 BPM by Tunigo
If you’re a runner or a cycler, you know how important it is to stay on pace. This playlist is tailored for athletes who want to maintain a speed of about 10 minutes per mile.
For Weightlifting Workouts
WORKOUT Ultimate Weightlifting by Mike Montrose
With more than 700 tracks, this playlist is mostly a high-paced rock mix, but it does have some rap throughout. Artists include Van Halen, The Strokes, Papa Roach, The Whigs and Pitbull.
CrossFit Riot by Derek Fay
If you’re in for a high-intensity workout like CrossFit, you’re going to need the soundtrack to stay amped. Artists include Skrillex, Pantera, Pennywise and Wolfmother.
For Cooking Dinner
Food Coma by Tunigo US
This is a good one for cooking because every song is about food. Seems obvious, but obvious can be fun. Artists include Nat King Cole Trio, The Monkees and The Mamas & The Papas.
For Mixing Drinks
Mad Men Season 6 by Noah Mallin
Technically this is a playlist of the best songs of 1968, complete with Rolling Stones, Bee Gees, Creedence Clearwater and The Waverly Brothers. Put this on and pour a scotch neat for throwback class. After all, no one else throws down the booze quite like Don Draper.
Songs That Are Considered Better Than Sex by spotifyplaylistofficial
There are only 20 songs on this list, but they are epically sexy. The name pretty much says it all. Artists include Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, Queen and Adele.
Spooning by Tunigo
Looking for a sweet mix of music? Ellie Goulding, Jason Mraz, Sting and Jack Johnson will take you back to the days of young love, complete with butterflies and flushed cheeks.
Music from Girls (HBO) by Yann Kerjan
It’s the unofficial soundtrack of HBO’s hit show about single twenty-somethings living in Brooklyn. It’s the official soundtrack of the best night you’ll ever have. Artists include Feist, Robyn, The Knife, Scissor Sisters and Sleigh Bells.
For Putting on Your Makeup
Digster Top Diva Anthems by Digster Playlists
Call your girlfriends, dig out your patent-leather heels and bring an extra tube of lipstick. You’re going to feel like a badass diva after listening to the likes of Beyonce, Patti LaBelle, Janet Jackson and Madonna.
For Working at Your Desk
Music Like Daft Punk by David Smuts
“Technologic” is a movie music staple for those getting-it-done-really-fast scenes. If you’re a computer slave, this mix is perfect for you. Artists include Strip Steve, Shook, Lorenz Rhode and Larse.
Exam Study Classical Music Orchestra by Santiago Jaramillo
We don’t know if classical music really makes you smarter, but we can say you’ll get a lot done with Mozart and Chopin playing in your ear. But fair warning, it could have to opposite effect and put you to sleep.
Ultimate Movie Instrumentals by ShareMyPlaylists.com
You know those days when you like to pretend you’re in a movie? Here’s your own soundtrack for the times you just need a dramatic song for walking in the rain.
Tunigo Rainy Day by Tunigo US
Rainy days are good for two things: napping and crying. Here’s a playlist that is appropriate for both. Artists include Nirvana, Young Guns, Staind and Counting Crows.
For Dancing on Your Own
Men Singing in Tight Pants by Alec Wilson
Marvin Gaye, Prince, Bee Gees, Prince and Justin Timberlake — all men in tight pants, all songs appropriate for hairbrush microphones and bad dancing in your living room.
For Pretending You’re a Rock Star
Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone
Pull out the electric air guitar for these, Slowhand. Take it from the experts, these are the best rock songs of our time. Artists include Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Neil Young, The Who and The Doors.
For Driving to Work
Reddit Feel Good Music by Romain Delassus
How do you find the most uplifting songs that everybody loves? Ask the Internet, of course. Artists include Hall and Oates, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ziggy Marley and Two Door Cinema Club.
For Sunday Ride
Pop Goes Acoustic by Erika Lovato
The acoustic versions of your favorite songs that you listen to during the week. You’ll want to get out and drive “just because.”
For Freshly Broken Hearts
The Lucky One/The Vow/The Notebook/Safe Haven by Alexis Rockefeller
According to Sex and the City rules, divide the time you dated in half — that’s how long it’ll take to get over your lost relationship. So for that period, you’re allowed to cry while listening to soundtracks from these ridiculously romantic movies.
Ultimate Breakup Songs by ShareMyPlaylists.com
Okay, now you need to stop your crying, and get over your ex. Here are more than 100 songs that scream, “I don’t need anyone but myself!” Artists include Pat Benatar, Blondie, Heart and Katy Perry.
Hip Hop Songs That Make U Wanna Break Stuff by Quincy Krutzen
We’ll also give you a bonus list of some of the most angry songs ever made. Artists include Eazy-E, Method Man, The Roots and 2Pac. Now go punch your pillow.
Briohny Smyth Yoga Playlist for Q by eqsessions
This is just one of the many playlists from Equinox fitness clubs. EQ Sessions feature favorite workout mixes from famous singers including Ellie Goulding, Lady Gaga and J.Lo. This particular volume is perfect for after-work yoga in your living room.
For Sipping Wine
French Jazz by Kevin Martin
At first, you’ll throw on this playlist to look cool. You know French jazz? You’re so fancy. However, you’ll keep playing it because you will actually love it. Artists include Paris Combo, Maxim Saury and Stacey Kent.