11 Best Amazon Music Playlists to Ask Alexa to Play for You Right Now

I don’t know about you, but far too often I find myself in a musical rut.

I get hit with the urge to listen to a certain type of music, listen to said music non-stop for weeks or even months, find that I can’t digest said music anymore, and end up flipping through lists relentlessly. playing Spotify and harassing my friends’ music choices for an unbearable period of time until I stumbled upon my next lyrical obsession.

Please allow me to digress for a moment…

When I first tried Tinder, all I wrote in my profile was, “I’m sick of my current music. What do you have for me? It worked wonders for the dual purpose of increasing matches and growing a new playlist (which I’m now sick of).

Please.

Anyway, given that a good chunk of people I know now use Amazon’s Echo or Echo Dot compatible with Alexa to organize their home, life, shopping, and entertainment choices, I thought it was worth taking a look at what Alexa could do for me and my musical boredom.

Because I’m fancy like that.

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It turns out there are a huge number of options out there!

For those of you new to Alexa, here’s Amazon’s explanation of how “her” works:

“Alexa lets you ask questions and make requests using just your voice. For example, you can ask Alexa a question, such as ‘What’s the weather like in New York today?’, or say to Alexa to do something, like ‘Add batteries to my shopping list’ or ‘Play some jazz’. When you talk to Alexa, a record of what you asked Alexa is sent to Amazon’s cloud so we can process and respond to your request.

“You access Alexa differently depending on the type of device you’re using. For “hands-free” devices, like the Amazon Echo, you access Alexa by saying the wake word (Alexa, Echo, Amazon, or Computer). For other devices, like some Fire tablets, you access Alexa with the push of a button.”

Categories of help provided by Alexa include:

  • Music and entertainment
  • Call and messaging
  • News and information
  • Questions and answers
  • Help around the house
  • smart home
  • fun and games
  • Purchases
  • Alexa Skills

So to come back to the dilemma of the playlist, I fished a little…

According to Amazon (again), you can “add music to your playlists anytime within the Amazon Music app.”

Sounds pretty darn easy, and not only that, but it turns out that selecting a playlist someone else has already created via Alexa is even easier than I thought!

All you have to do is say “Alexa!” then “Play [whatever playlist you want] playlist.” There you go! Music!

From here you can do all sorts of things, from shuffling a list to repeating a song to trumpets please! — ask Alexa to kick off a song you’re sick of!

Here are some of the best Alexa commands:

Here are 11 best Amazon Music playlists you need to ask Alexa to play for you right now:

1. 90s hip-hop barbecue

As far as I’m concerned, all good things have to start with 90s hip-hop. That’s how it is.

And you simply can’t go wrong with this mix featuring Outkast, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill, LL Cool J, Common and many more.

2. Roadtrip: 90s Alternative

The 90s just had it across genres, what can I say?

Nothing says freedom and sunshine quite like some Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam, The Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Beck, U2, Blind Melon and just about everyone else that got us all riding the flannel wave there. barely 3 decades old. (OMG, I feel old…)

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3. 50 great songs from the last 10 years

Lest you think I’m just some old fool who’s going to use this article as a way to relive her college days, I’m handing you this reading list to say “So there!” This one might not be full of today’s latest hits, but those are easy enough to find on the front screen of any music app you choose.

The eclectic combo of hits from Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Maroon 5, Lil Wayne, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Linkin Park will have you rocking all day.

4. The smallest hipster

Whether you’re a kid of a hipster or a hipster with a kid, nothing but the coolest of the cool will do, even (or maybe mostly), when it comes to your choice of tunes. And what could be cooler for an ultra-modern kid than to go just the right amount of retro? !

This playlist featuring Barenaked Ladies, Lisa Loeb, Casper Babypants (OMG why didn’t I think of that name?!?!), Cake and Recess Monkey will ensure your child stays ahead of the game by keeping just enough foot left ironically in the past.

5. Modern Country Workout

I have to be honest here. I don’t know a lot of country music, but I know it’s a great workout mix.

This list includes names from both hardcore country fans and those less in the know, such as Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Dustin Lynch.

6. 50 Great Slow R&B Jams

Nothing, and I mean nothing, says “let’s go” like good old R&B.

Take the long list of artists included here, like Beyonce, Teddy Pendergrass, SWV, Janet Jackson, Maxwell, R, Kelly, Usher, Aretha Franklin, Jodeci, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Toni Braxton, Justin Timberlake… I want say, it doesn’t get any sexier than that.

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7. Classic rock dinner

The perfect chord for any dinner party, or really any occasion where you just want to relax, is some good ol’ classic rock.

This combo brings together the heart, courage and passion of world famous bands like America, Jim Croce, The Beatles, Neil Young, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, James Taylor, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac and The Rolling Stones. .

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8. Rabies Remedy

Some days you just need to shout it, and in those times nothing dulls your fury like heavy metal/hard rock.

Songs by Rage Against The Machine, Linkin Park, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Korn, Rob Zombie and more are the perfect way to grant yourself permission to scream your head off without alerting the authorities who have to pay you. visit.

9. 50 Great Musical Numbers

For theater geeks and high society, sometimes the only thing that will hit the mark is a good old-fashioned bit of a Broadway show.

Top numbers in this playlist of audience-pleasing classics Hamilton, Les Misérables, Wicked, Rent, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd, et al are guaranteed to get your feet tapping and your spirits up.

10. The Golden Age of Pop Punk

For the rebels among us, punk is the way to go.

These tracks from big names like Fall Out Boy, blink-182, Good Charlotte, Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance and their team have more energy than most puppies I’ve met.

OK, that was a weird analogy to use for punk rock bands, but you know what I mean.

11. Eminem and more

Just because he’s my boy, I had to add this playlist that revolves around Eminem and his cohort of rap stars like Dr. Dre, The Notorious BIG, 50 Cent, and Obie Trice.

I don’t know about these gentlemen, but their music makes everything feel a little better.

In fact, I think I might have to go put that one on right now…

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