Music is a worldwide language. Music can make us laugh, weep, and feel alive all at the same time. The best music can help you get through any difficult situation or let you celebrate with your friends. There’s nothing better than having the ideal playlist for any occasion!
The first step is understanding the different purposes that music serves in our lives: background music, celebration songs, sad songs, happy vibes, etc. Next, it’s crucial to find out what makes you happy- maybe it’s soft rock ballads or upbeat pop tunes- to know which direction you want your playlist to go in.
Read on and learn how to create playlists that will fit any mood and satisfy all of your musical needs.
Choose songs that are appropriate for the occasion
While choosing an appropriate song is a good tip, it doesn’t cover all occasions, so remember to have more than one playlist, and it’s a good idea to keep in mind that “Panic,” a song by the British band The Smiths, is not suitable for a funeral.
When making a playlist, you should consider how you want people to feel; a happy wedding vibe, or a memorable moment in your life, like an anniversary, needs a fitting soundtrack. Try some soothing songs like “This Is Me” by Demi Lovato or “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves if you’re feeling sad.
Overlooking background music is a mistake. Just consider the movies, and in video games, background music is viewed as a staple, a must-have, yet in real life, we hardly ever think about it. Online gaming wouldn’t be half as fun without a funky, upbeat track to keep the blood flowing when you’re playing bingo.
You get the picture, think about what’s happening, and where you will be when the playlist is aired before making your choices.
Keep it to a range of genres and styles
Try to keep some theme continuity, playlists that don’t jump about from genre to genre generally work better than a complete mismatch of styles.
Specific tunes or styles of music inspire different emotions. When you’re feeling stressed, play some upbeat music to get your blood pumping, this is also great for exercising. Can you imagine a Zumba class without Shakira?
Within your chosen genre, make sure there’s at least one song for everyone – even if your crowd doesn’t like country music, they might enjoy an acoustic cover of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”
Include upbeat songs with slower, more soulful ones, add some classics like The Beatles or Michael Jackson to make your playlist timeless.
Don’t be original
We know this sounds weird, but life is busy, and people with more ideas than you and I have spent hours creating great playlists, so why not take advantage of this? After all, Apple Music and Spotify employ people to develop excellent playlists for any occasion, and they always ask the public to upload their playlists.
So, If you want to have a good time at your next party but don’t know where the music will take off from or what kind of soundscape to choose from – there’s an easy way. Pick out one song that sounds like it would be great with others in its playlist, and then add other tracks which fit nicely into this environment!
No one except us has to know about this secret weapon, upload rename, and it’s all yours. Time and time again, we’ve found ourselves coming back here looking for new tunes, so maybe now you can too.
Make sure there’s at least one song you love on the list
Play your favorite song from when you were in high school or college – nostalgia will always be there for you! By making sure there’s always one song on the list you love, you’ll keep adding and keep playing.
Every time we hear a song we love, especially from the past, our teenage years, for example, it resonates with us and makes everything seem likelier. The sound waves form an emotional tie—musical nostalgia isn’t just a cultural phenomenon: It’s a brainwave-based neuronic command.
Music is part of our spiritual being, and the feeling we get when listening to someone else’s favorite playlist can be heart-warming. Though this might not seem like love by society standards, you don’t exactly “love” yourself because they’re playing music!
However, it does reinforce how much joy these songs bring out in us regardless of the genre.
New music keeps things fresh and interesting
New experiences need to happen to keep our lives from becoming dull, which is true of our musical taste. Everyone knows what music they like, but occasionally a song played by a friend or on the radio will stimulate us and keep us from our playlist getting tedious.
We all know that music profoundly affects our moods, changing how we feel as the track changes. However, sometimes it’s a great idea to shake things up, so listening carefully to what others are playing, or new music in general, could be what we need.
Finally, remember that the secret to making good playlists is that they should be made over time. You can’t make the perfect song list in one day, and you will never get tired of these songs if you take your sweet time crafting them!
A playlist can last forever, so don’t rush it – give yourself more than enough hours for this project which gets better as we add new tracks on top every single week (and yes, even weekends).