Thursday September 17, 2020
Have your weeks been getting busier or has your quarantine routine remained simple and slow? We know that many are looking for ways to pass the time and increase their productivity right now. But for others, with back-to-school and back-to-work, finding simple joys and positive ways to boost your mood is extra important.
That’s why this week we have searched the music-streaming platform, Spotify, for some of the best playlists to soundtrack the movie that is your life. And although everyone’s music taste is different, you’ll be sure to find something that speaks to your inner DJ. Throw on some headphones or turn up the volume in the car and enjoy!
Listening to music while studying has been linked to higher productivity. And for your kids who are back at school (and study well with music), these two playlists offer great background music to study to!
Homework Vibes - This playlist is a mix of bedroom pop, indie guitar beats, and smooth synth-pop from artists like Shawn Mendes, Khalid, and Rex Orange County. These songs will be familiar to your middle school and high school students, and will offer upbeat charts to boost their dopamine and overall productivity.
Homework Lo-Fi - For students that prefer no lyrics when studying, this playlist offers mostly instrumental tracks that are perfect for background noise when writing an essay, analyzing a lab report, or reading chapters in their textbook.
Playing music while cooking, spending time in the backyard with the kids, or splashing in the pool changes the whole mood! At the end of a long day, throw on these family-friendly playlists for throwbacks that will make the parents happy and trending songs that the kids will recognize!
Family Games Night - You’ll hear everything from Earth, Wind & Fire, Elton John, AND Lady Gaga on this family playlist. Whip out Monopoly, Apples to Apples, or charades and enjoy!
Pool Party - This playlist includes tracks that make everyone want to do a front flip off the diving board and play in the sun all afternoon! Harry Styles, Charlie Puth, Lizzo, Ariana Grande, and Justin Bieber fill this playlist with their chart-topping hits for an extra memorable day at the pool.
Get Chores Done - Chore time is more enjoyable with some energetic beats playing in the background. Who says that the dishes can’t include karaoke or vacuuming the floors can’t turn into a dance floor? This playlist brings hip-hop, pop, and rap to the forefront with sing-along and dance-along songs to make chore time fly by!
Sunday Morning Coffee - Full of chilled out, indie singer-songwriter tracks with folk and electronic tones, this playlist is perfect for early mornings when the house is quiet. You will quickly make this your morning go-to playlist to enjoy a cup of coffee (or two), some fresh fruit, and views of the backyard.
Social Distance Backyard Hangout
Music to Social Distance To - This playlist is perfect for a backyard socially distanced hangout with family or friends. The music is relaxed yet beat-driven, and features songs almost exclusively from popular and lesser-known Black musicians like India.Arie, Solange, Janelle Monáe, and of course Beyoncé.
Hot Girl Summer Workout - From the top TikTok hits, to the United States top 40, throwbacks, and hip-hop driven beats, this playlist will get you motivated and in shape this week! This playlist features charts by Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Drake, Rihanna, Cardi B, and many more with explicit and energetic lyrics. Jump into shape this week!
Yoga and Meditation - For a chill, more ambient-feeling workout this week, visit this yoga playlist with nature-inspired sounds and octavized synthesizers droning under hand flutes. This playlist will bring you to the rainforest to find a new sense of peace this week.
For the Creative
1 Hour of Chill Aesthetic Music for Creatives - For the artists, songwriters, graphic designers, architects, writers, and strategists, this playlist was made for you! This music tells the right side of your brain to relax while it is busy extending its creativity. It blends lo-fi beats with soothing orchestrations and strummed patterns throughout. Good luck with your work!
We hope you get to enjoy a few of these playlists this week! What has been your go-to song this week? Thank you all for reading and enjoy the tunes!