Whether it’s a carefully-curated set of gems for the selective music geek or a spontaneous mix of familiar bops anyone can jam to, a good playlist can spell the difference between a boring commute and a fun one, an awkward gathering and a memorable party.
To get you started, Debit Mastercard has come up with starter packs of suggested songs to inspire your playlist curation. You can use your Debit Mastercard to avail a Spotify Premium 60-day Free Trial, and enjoy its ad-free, offline listening features from now until November 15, 2018.
Spotify Premium is like Spotify’s free service, only better. You can take your music offline, play any song, anytime, skip limitlessly, and enjoy ad-free streaming. Listen on your computer, phone, tablet, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 at high quality (320kbps). The Connect feature also lets you play Spotify on your speaker, TV and car.
Time to Get Curating
On the road. Trips to the beach or Tagaytay often take us through charming scenic routes and long, open highways. Roll down your windows, let the breeze in, and remember that getting there is always half the fun!
Song Suggestions: Tears for Fears’ classic hit Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Talking Heads’ jubilantly delinquent Burning Down the House, and Taylor Swift’s sweet bop Delicate. For more inspiration, you can also heck out Spotify’s Songs to Sing In The Car to add to your playlist.
The Dad Jams. Admit it—we all steal from our dads’ playlists sometimes. With a sizeable collection of old records and greatest hits albums to dive into, you (and dad) will have no shortage of groovy tunes to sing along to.
Song Suggestions: Rico J. Puno’s Macho-Gwapitois a cheeky exercise in self-aggrandizement, while VST & Company’s Awitin Mo, Isasayaw Ko is a surefire way to start a party right. Find more great hits in the Best of Manila Sound playlist.
Guilty pleasures. You may be a tad embarrassed (just a tad!) to reveal these songs as part of your playlist, but they’re there, and you know every single word to each.
Song Suggestions: Dance to Britney Spears’ instantly recognizable Oops!…I Did It Again, and channel your inner glitter goddess with Cher’s Believe. To add to more of your local guilty pleasures, you can alsopick from Spotify’s OPM Favorites playlist, featuring Parokyani Edgar, Sarah Geronimo, and Jericho Rosales.
Hangout and chill. Order a pizza, pair with your favorite beverage, and unwind with your friends with a playlist that sets the night’s relaxed, easy tone.
Song Suggestions: Masego& FKJ’s heavily improvised R&B loop record Tadowis as soothing as it is impressive, and Blood Orange’s Hope strikes the perfect balance between jazz and hip-hop. Spotify’s OPM Says Chillax playlist also rounds up some weekend-friendly tunes like Unique’sSino and Silent Sanctuary’s Meron Nang Iba.
Work it out. Pair your workout sessions with a playlist that goes hard. Catchy, energizing tracks help set your pace and push you to finish strong.
Song Suggestions: That beat on The Notorious B.I.G.’s Gimme the Loot just makes you want to lift three times your body weight. Migos’ Stir Fry and Kendrick Lamar’s All the Stars will have you spinning or running the treadmill. For even more songs to turn up to,listen to the Beast Mode playlist on Spotify.
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