21 Spotify Playlists (One for Every Mood!) That Are Actually Worth Listening To

21 Spotify Playlists (One for Every Mood!) That Are Actually Worth Listening To

Brittney Morgan
Dec 22, 2016

If you're a Spotify user, you know that one of the best things the service has to offer is a wealth of ready-made playlists across every genre, for every mood. Your Discover Weekly playlist is a great start, since Spotify chooses music for you based on what you're already listening to, but there's so much more waiting to be discovered. The challenge, however, is finding the right ones for your taste—with so many options to choose from, it can take forever to find one you actually enjoy.

Whether you like country, rap, pop or rock—or you just need something to help you focus during the work day or unwind before bed—these playlists have you covered. Bonus: Many of them are updated frequently, so you can keep discovering new music you love.

For Channeling Your Go-To Chill Spot: Your Favorite Coffeehouse

This playlist has all the music you need to get the coffee shop experience at home—whether you're working, or relaxing.

Artists included: Iron & Wine, LIGHTS, Sufjan Stevens, The Civil Wars

For a Perfect Pick-Me-Up: Mood Booster

Feeling down? Three hours of feel-good top hits are sure to raise your spirits a little, and maybe even get you dancing.

Artists included: DNCE, Bruno Mars, Alessia Cara, Daya

For Starting Your Day Off Right: Morning Commute

To get your day going as you venture off to work, this playlist is full of upbeat music to start your morning.

Artists included: Tove Lo, The Chainsmokers, Hailee Steinfeld, Halsey

For Keeping Your Work Flow All Day: Deep Focus

If you've got a busy day ahead of you that requires serious productivity, this playlist has 8 hours of atmospheric rock to help you focus.

Artists included: Tracey Chattaway, City of the Sun, Yo La Tengo, Helios

For a Dose of Pop Perfection: Teen Party

Don't let the name fool you—you don't have to be a teen to enjoy this playlist, and it'll keep you updated on the latest pop hits.

Artists included: The Vamps, Little Mix, Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris

For the Most Current Rap Hits: Rap Caviar

Rap Caviar is the most popular rap playlist on Spotify, and for good reason—it's updated weekly, so it's always got the newest music.

Artists included: The Weeknd, Drake, Migos, Kendrick Lamar

For Feeling All Your Angst: Rock This

You probably haven't listened to many of these artists since you were a teen, but maybe it's time to bring them back and rock out to some new additions, too.

Artists included: Cage The Elephant, Bring Me The Horizon, Weezer, Beartooth

For an Alternative Date Night: You & Me

Love songs don't have to be pop hits and power ballads—sometimes a little alternative rock is what you really need to set the mood.

Artists included: The Cure, Arctic Monkeys, PVRIS, Yuna

For Relaxing With a Country Twist: Country Coffeehouse

If you prefer your chill-out time accompanied with a country twang, this playlist is sure to satisfy.

Artists included: Josh Kelley, Miranda Lambert, Johnnyswim, Kacey Musgraves

For Bass Heavy Electronic Beats : Bass Face

This playlist promises to "melt your face" according to its description, and it delivers (just, you know, not literally!).

Artists included: Excision, Flux Pavilion, Major Lazer, Bassnectar

For Spending Quality Time Outside: Picnic in the Park

Whether you're out for a calm walk or enjoying warm weather with friends, Picnic in the Park is the perfect soundtrack.

Artists included: Cody Simpson, John Mayer, Ingrid Michaelson, Dia Frampton

For Hosting a Fun Night In: Dinner with Friends

Throwing a dinner party and don't know what to play to satisfy everyone's tastes (without being a distraction)? This playlist has you covered.

Artists included: Sia, Adele, Lykke Li, Gavin DeGraw

For Sweating Up a Storm: Cardio

You know that feeling when the perfect song comes on at the gym and you feel motivated to finish your workout? Multiply that by 50, and you get this playlist.

Artists included: The Veronicas, Bebe Rexha, Tiesto, Ellie Goulding

For Weekly R&B Updates: Are & Be

To stay on top of new releases and hits from your favorite R&B artists, follow Are & Be—it's updated weekly, so it's always fresh.

Artists included: Solange, Rihanna, John Legend, Frank Ocean

For Rocking Out to The Classics: 80s Smash Hits

Throw it back to your favorites from the 80s with this playlist of all the top hits of the decade—perfect for singing in the car or knocking out chores.

Artists included: Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Toto, The Bangles

For Finding Your Unstoppable Self: Femme Fatale

Need a confidence boost? Channel your inner badass with these tracks from some of the coolest ladies in music.

Artists included: Fiona Apple, Amy Winehouse, Lana Del Rey, KT Tunstall

For Putting a Little Pep in Your Step: Women of Jazz

This playlist is full of jazz hits both old and new, and it's sure to keep you in good spirits.

Artists included: Etta James, Peggy Lee, Norah Jones, Nina Simone

For Pre-Gaming the Big Game: Tailgate Party

From country hits to classic rock ballads, Tailgate Party is exactly what you need for a pre-game party or a summer cookout.

Artists included: Tim McGraw, The Rolling Stones, Toby Keith, Queen

For Singing in the Shower: Guilty Pleasures

You might not want to admit that you love these songs, but deep down you know you do—they're too catchy not to.

Artists included: Carly Rae Jepsen, Sugar Ray, WHAM!, Fall Out Boy

For Embracing Your Love of Boy Bands: Boy Crazy

Because sometimes you just need to feed your boy band obsession—whether it's a nostalgia thing, or you just appreciate great pop.

Artists included: 'N Sync, One Direction, Hanson, Boyz II Men

For Tunes Everyone Can Enjoy: All Out 50s

It doesn't matter how old you are—the feel-good classics from the 50s never go out of style.

Artists included: Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Mickey & Sylvia

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