The 15 Best Spotify Playlists to Beat the Winter Blues
Summer is but a distant memory and winter is upon us. Which can lead many of us to suffer from the winter blues.
But don’t worry; it’s not all dark mornings and runny noses. Let’s be positive—there’s Thanksgiving and Christmas, beautiful frosty landscapes, and skiing to look forward to.
Feeling Better? Good. And to help your good mood continue on through the winter months here is a selection of winter-themed Spotify playlists we thoroughly recommend.
1. Winter Is Coming
A few leaves are still clinging to the trees, so let’s begin with an aptly-named playlist from Spotify itself—Winter Is Coming.
It’s the perfect playlist if you feel like you need a bit of mental preparation for the upcoming months. The songs are all about cold weather.
Artists include Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Bat for Lashes, and Sting.
2. Bonfire Chills
If you live on the British side of the pond, winter arguably kicks off on November 5th with the celebration of Guy Fawkes Night.
Listen to Bonfire Chills after the fireworks are over and everyone is relaxing around the flames.
Next we have a plsylist for you to listen to while you’re planning the perfect Thanksgiving . It fires the starting gun on the Christmas countdown and gives everyone a chance to reacquaint themselves with the taste of turkey.
With artists like Sam Cooke, Van Morrison, and Aretha Franklin, Filtr’s Thanksgiving playlist is the ideal backdrop for dinner.
4. Morning Motivation
Of course, Thanksgiving is swiftly followed by Black Friday and the month-long Christmas shopping spree.
Love it or hate it, you’re going to have to brave the mall at some point. When you do, play Morning Motivation through your headphones. Murder On the Dancefloor, Groove Is in the Heart, and Dancing in the Moonlight might help to give you the willpower to keep going.
Just make sure you don’t fall victim to a Black Friday scam .
5. Throwback Party
Presents bought? Turkey ordered? Days off booked? It must be time to let your hair down at the office party.
If there’s one thing office parties do well, it’s cheesy old music that everyone secretly loves. Throwback Party will have you bopping around to Right Said Fred, Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees, and a little bit of Monica by Mambo No. 5.
6. Christmas Classics
Christmas Day is finally here, and that can only mean one thing. No, not burned turkey, we’re talking about Christmas songs of course.
So, while grandpa snoozes on the sofa and everyone else bickers over Monopoly, it’s time for you to dust off Rudolph and co. with Filtr’s Christmas Classics.
All of your favorite Christmas songs are there. Stars such as Johnny Mathis, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, and Perry Como provide the vocals.
7. Christmas Pop
Are the old classics not your cup of tea? Give the Christmas Pop playlist a whirl instead. There’s Mariah Carey, Michael Bublé, Britney Spears, and Leona Lewis offering a more modern perspective on Christmas.
8. New Year’s Eve Party Bangers
It’s time to make your New Year’s resolutions , grab the champagne, and brush up on the lyrics to Auld Lang Syne. It’s out with the old and in with the new as December 31st draws a line under the year that was.
One last party can’t hurt, can it? Get ready to welcome the arrival of January with Dua Lipa, Luis Fonsi, and Ariana Grande.
9. Hangover Friendly
Urgh. What resolutions? The nation suffers from a collective hangover after the festivities of the night before. The much-anticipated New Year’s Day starts with a whimper.
If you’re feeling a little worse for wear, try Spotify’s Hangover Friendly playlist. It’s soft, quiet, and soothing. Give it a listen, and you’ll be back on top of your game in no time.
10. Adrenaline Workout
The most common New Year’s resolution is to get fit and lose weight .
So if you’ve vowed to shift a few pounds and signed up to your local gym, you’re probably going to need a bit of extra motivation to keep you going in the first few weeks.
Check out Adrenaline Workout. The BPM is so fast you won’t feel like taking a rest.
11. 50 Songs for Snow
OK, so Christmas is behind us; now we’re deep into the darkest winter months. But hey, they’re also the months where you’re most likely to see some snow on the ground.
When the white stuff starts falling, make this the playlist you rock out to. Highlights include Pink Floyd’s Terminal Frost, Velvet Snow by Kings of Leon, and The Cranberries’ The Icicle Melts.
12. After-Ski Classics
Snow means skiing. And skiing means après ski. We have already provided you with a list of apps you’ll need when skiing or snowboarding , and now we’ve found the Spotify playlist to go with them.
With Black Betty by Ram Jam, Queen’s Radio Ga Ga, and Bowie’s Rebel Rebel, it the perfect soundtrack to listen to as the sun dips behind the mountains.
13. Winter Sounds
Christmas is over, the vacations are over, and your New Year’s resolutions are dead. Shame it’s still only the middle of January. Perhaps it’s best to ride out the cold weather indoors with a good book.
If you’re looking for some melodies that match the climate, you should try Spotify’s Winter Sounds playlist. It’s just as appropriate for a frosty morning as for a night by the fire.
14. Acoustic Blues
Oh, when will it end? Optimism about the new year has given way to despair over the endless rain and sub-zero temperatures. You’re starting to question whether you’ll ever see another green leaf.
You’ve got a case of the winter blues, my friend. Kick back to this acoustic playlist for some music to match your mood.
15. Feels Like Spring
Wait, is that a bird you hear? And is that a new flower shoot trying to break through the hard ground?
After months of pretending that Winter is fun, you can finally throw off your coat and embrace the first warm sunlight of the year. It finally feels like spring is in the air!
Relive Those Glorious Summer Months
If winter gets too much for you, you could always shut yourself in your bedroom and relive the hottest months of the year. We have you covered with the best Spotify playlists for summer .
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