Art & Culture

Creating The Perfect Playlist

Claire Miles
Oct 17, 2022

Did you know that there are more than two hundred million people who listen to music daily? That’s right, this is because music plays such a major role in the lives of many people. People listen to music while working, studying, working out, cooking, and even while they sleep. This is probably why there are so many different music services. However, just because there is so much music available to you, it doesn’t mean that deciding on a playlist is easy especially if you listen to music every day. But this also doesn’t mean that you should listen to your music on shuffle. Instead, you should use our helpful tips on creating the perfect playlist.

Woman choosing music on her cell phone to listen to on her smart speaker

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Having a playlist simply makes life a bit easier. With a playlist at your fingertips, all you have to do is press play and because you created it you won’t have to skip through any of the songs. Now you should know that you can create a variety of playlists. You could have a playlist for the gym, for work, for the car, and even one to play while you are doing your chores. The first thing you need to know when creating a playlist is what kind of mood you are looking for. If you are creating a playlist for the gym, chances are you are looking for music that can hype you up and keep you pushing through your workout.

Now if you are creating a playlist to help you fall asleep, then you would want the exact opposite. Instead, you will want music that can calm you down like white noise. Once you know what mood you are looking to set, you can then move to look at songs. You should always start with your favorite genre and then move to your favorite artists. After you have explored everything your favorite genre and artists have to offer, you can look at music that is similar to what you already like. A great tip would be to simply search for music that speaks to the mood you are trying to set and build your playlist from there.