Amazon’s Alexa has been getting a lot of attention recently. It’s not hard to see why! It’s transforming the way we use our devices, and it can put a song in your head with just one prompt. But what are some good playlists you should start with? We’ve compiled a list of the best Alexa playlists for all occasions.
Listening to music is something everyone loves to do, whether you’re cooking dinner or working out. But sometimes finding the right playlist can be difficult. To make your life easier and help you find some new favorite songs, here we will be providing the 30 best playlists for Alexa!
The specialists at Amazon Music have produced many playlists, yet most listeners are unaware of this. Here you’ll find a compilation of the finest Alexa playlists, complete with the Alexa command to play them and an up-to-date song list. Additionally, we have sorted them into different categories, so that you may find the perfect playlist for every occasion.
However, please be aware that a paid Amazon Music subscription is needed to access the majority of these playlists. Alexa will play a station from the playlist or another free playlist, only if you have Amazon Music Free.
Top 30 Best Alexa PlayLists
1. Acoustic Covers
There are one hundred acoustic versions of some of the most well-known songs ever included in this playlist. Just great for kicking back on a Sunday afternoon. Sweet Child O’ Mine, Fast Car, What a Wonderful World, Crazy in Love, and many more standards will be covered, in this masterclass.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play acoustic covers”
2. All Hits UK
This playlist features some of the most popular songs in the United Kingdom right now. Artists like Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Drake, Adele, and more can be counted on to appear, as can some older chart hits. Say “Alexa, play all hits” to hear the most popular songs from around the world, instead of those from the UK.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play all hits UK” / “Alexa, play official chart songs”
3. Throwback R&B Hits
Who doesn’t enjoy some throwback R&B from the ’90s? This Alexa playlist features 25 chart-topping songs that are both timeless and current, making them perfect for reminiscing or starting a dance party. From Craig David and Missy Elliott to Destiny’s Child and the rest of the R&B greats, they’re all packed up here.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play throwback R&B hits”
4. Friday Night Bangers
This playlist features 125 of the greatest dance songs of all time, making it ideal for a grooving start to the weekend. If you’re planning on having a few beers before heading out on a funky Saturday night, then this playlist is perfect for you. This whole catalog is often updated to include cutting-edge electronic artists like Jaxx Jones, David Guetta, l.F. System, and many more. There are a few oldies, but goodies to get the crowd going.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play Friday night bangers”
5. 80’s Summer
This uplifting Amazon Music collection features around four hours of great classics from the 1980s, from Stevie Wonder to Madona, and is excellent for karaoke summer long drives with the household.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play 80’s summer”
6. Disney Hits
Disney’s greatest hits, both old and new. With over seventy family-friendly film tracks, everyone may find their favorite, from The Incredibles to The Lion King. You’ll likely find yourself belting out familiar tunes like “Hakuna Matata”, “Have a Little Faith in Me”, “Under the Sea”, and many more.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play Disney hits”
7. Lo-Fi Hip Hop
Downtempo hip-hop and its offshoots, such as chillhop and lo-fi, have mesmerizing sounds and minimal lyrical content. Listening to this music while reading, writing, or otherwise focusing on work or rest is a great idea.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play lo-fi hip hop”
8. Morning Cup of Coffee
You’ll be glad you found these morning anthems. A wide range of artists, from Elton John to Bob Marley, are represented in this playlist. Start your day off on a positive note by playing this music on your Amazon Echo device.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play morning cup of coffee”
9. Acoustic Chill
More than fifty of the finest original and cover acoustic tracks, plus a few exclusive to Amazon Music, are collected here. Artists like James Bay, Sam Fischer, and Shawn Mendes fill out this modern Acoustic playlist. This collection only has original music, as opposed to the Acoustic Covers playlist mentioned earlier.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play acoustic chill”
10. Indie Right Now
Modern indie music from a wide variety of musicians like Foals, Bastille, Sam Fender, and more will be available in this brilliant Alexa Playlist. Listen to these songs and soothing tunes, and you’ll be humming along in no time, for sure.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play indie right now”
11. Film Scores for Study
Movie music is a great way to focus on your ultimate goals. Try to identify the films that these musical cues came from. Among the many classics available to you are Top Gun, Harry Potter, The Star Wars Franchise, Fast & Furious, and multiple others.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play film scores for study”
12. 90’s House Party
Do you still listen to these top singles from the ’90s? Likewise, your guests will have a great time at your event. More retro dance music can be found in the 80’s house party and 00’s house party playlists, which can be accessed by saying “Alexa, play eighties house party” and “Alexa, play naughties house party”, respectively.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play a nineties house party”
13. 100 Greatest Summer Songs
Alexa users, you’re in luck: the “summer anthems” playlist features songs from the 1960s all the way up to the 2010s. The Beach Boys are a must-have for every summer soundtrack, and Will Smith, The Beatles, Bill Withers, and others are among our personal favorites from this compilation.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play 100 greatest summer songs”
14. Workout Pulse
The “Workout Pulse” playlist is full of upbeat songs that will get you pumped for your next run, bike ride, or other physical activity. You can become the next Craig David, Shakira, or Ella Henderson in the sporting world, in no time at all.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play workout pulse”
15. Fresh Dance
This playlist features the newest music from musicians all over the world including the United Kingdom, including everything from electronic dance music (EDM) by Martin Garrix to the deep house by Christoph. Every week on Friday, this playlist is refreshed and updated with new tracks.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play the fresh dance”
16. 80’s Love Songs
This is by far the best 80’s playlist ever. This 30-song playlist features a wide variety of popular artists, including Duran Duran, Tina Turner, and Lionel Richie. No matter your emotional state, if you ask Alexa to play this playlist, you will feel better immediately.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play 80’s love songs”
17. Drum & Bass Now
Somebody stop us if you’ve heard that drum and bass are over. The playlist is comprised entirely of songs from the neglected style. Artists like Sigma, Friction, DJ Fresh, and more will be seen as a part of this list.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play drum & bass now”
18. Crossfit Workout
Hits spanning multiple genres that are sure to get your blood pumping when you’re switching up your training routine.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play CrossFit workout”
This Alexa Playlist features some of the latest and greatest hits from Latin music. Recent Latin music tracks are featured in this brilliant collection.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play Platino”
20. 70’s Love Songs
With the help of these timeless love songs from the 1970s, you’ll find yourself falling in love again and again and again. These classic music tracks can help you rediscover the feeling of falling in love. Let these symphonies, assist in rediscovering your romantic side, to the fullest.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play seventies love songs”
21. Rap Rotation
A new place for hip-hop music that is played frequently. This is the new playlist to hear your favorite hip-hop songs on repeat, at any time of the day.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play rap rotation”
22. Country Heat
Superb music from some of the most popular country artists right now is available here. Exciting new songs from the country’s exceptionally popular bands. The hottest stars, also provide some scorching tracks, that will surely make your hectic routine quite relaxing.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play country heat”
23. Best of Northern Soul
The music that was popular in Northern England in the late 1960s featured artists such as Gloria Jones, Dobie Gray, and others. Artists like these, among many others, dominated the charts in the late ’60s in Northern UK.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play best of the northern soul”
24. Rock Scene
Most thrilling brand-new rock tracks of the highest quality from all corners of the globe are made a part of this Alexa playlist.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play rock scene”
The musical style of England features the most outstanding examples in British Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B, Grime, Drill, and Afrobeats from the United Kingdom.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play plus four four”
26. Chilled Hits
You can’t restrict yourself to a certain genre or put restrictions on yourself, with this playlist. Not confined to any one style or limited to any particular area. (No genres, corners, or limits).
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play chilled hits”
27. Piano Chill
This piano music helps you to calm your thoughts and emotions and provides some much-needed relaxation. The mind can be hushed and soothed with the assistance of some soothing piano songs.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play piano chill”
28. Dream Time
Put your head on your pillow and let these soothing songs lull you to sleep. Just shut your eyes and drift off to dreamland, with these calming tunes. Have a good night, fellas!
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play dream time”
29. Hypnotic and Melodic
Enjoy the floating melodies and mesmerizing house rhythms, with this Alexa playlist. You will get a piece of house tracks with a hazy lyrical atmosphere, a hypnotic groove, and purely seductive rhythms.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play hypnotic and melodic”
30. Best of Classic Techno
You can get a glimpse of what the future will sound like, by listening to some of the best techno music that has ever been made. Get ready for what’s to come by jamming to some classic techno from the ’90s and ’00s.
Command for Alexa: “Alexa, play best of classic techno”
We hope you enjoyed our roundup of the Best Alexa Playlists. Whether you’re in the mood for some upbeat tunes, want to relax with some mellow music, are in search of new music to jam out to, or just want to relax with some ambient sounds we’ve got you covered.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy these great playlists we promise you won’t be disappointed.
What’s the best party playlist on Alexa?
Friday Night Bangers, Pop Right Now, and maybe even Disney Hits are the ideal playlists for Alexa at parties, to get the entertainment going all night long.
Is it possible to make your playlists with Alexa?
If you have an active subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited, then you can make your own Alexa playlists hassle-freely. However, using a free account will not allow you to complete this task. Moreover, you may either construct a playlist from within the Amazon Music App or by telling Alexa to “add this song to my playlist”. Both options are available.
Is Alexa capable of playing Spotify playlists?
Yes, for sure! You can change the default music streaming service for playlists from Amazon Music to Spotify through the Alexa App’s settings menu, even though Amazon Music is the pre-installed service. After you have made the necessary adjustments to the default service, you can use the command “Alexa, play” to ask Alexa to play specific Spotify playlists, of your own choice.
I am John Kouchek, the founder of Own The Smart Home. I am passionate about making homes smarter and more efficient. I have a degree in Robotics and Automation (MSc) and have worked in the home automation industry for over 10 years. Learn More!