Last Updated: January 28th
Spotify is filled with users (including Spotify itself) who put in the effort to curate playlists that feature the right songs for the right mood, or perhaps what’s most current so you can be an informed fan. There are thousands and thousands of playlists, though, so let me help you out: Here are some of the best playlists on Spotify that check a variety of boxes, that will keep you in the loop, and that will expose you to some great stuff you may not have discovered otherwise.
Winding between the far-reaching guitar tones of “Shallow” and trilling hip-hop influenced cuts off the Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse soundtrack, this playlist has one of the broadest definitions of pop possible — and that’s what makes it so fantastic. Rae Sremmurd and Taylor Swift were meant to live side by side, and yes, fans of Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes also listen to Juice Wrld. This is 2019 in a nutshell, all the best hits, beats, and hooks, all in one place.
If you’re one of the proud few who look down their nose at “Soundcloud rap” and crave the good old days of “real hip-hop,” well then, this playlist is for you. Peppered with hits from the early decades of rap right on down to the late 2000s, there’s plenty of DMX, 50 Cent, Ludacris, Outkast and more to sate your tates for the golden era days. And even if you like modern rap songs, it’s nice to have a trip down memory lane is always just a click away.