9 Spotify Playlists for Every Mood

9 Spotify Playlists for Every Mood

From getting over an ex, to getting ready for a party
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Spotify is one of the leading platforms for music, due to its extensive ability to be personalized, its wide selection and its easy access to connect with friends. However, Spotify's main success stems from the countless studies proving the effects music has on our minds, bodies and overall well-being. It helps us gain focus, relaxes us and helps us deal with the emotions and/or situations we may be experiencing. Therefore, the studies proving music's great influence on each and every one of us also point to the idea that choosing the wrong soundtrack for your every mood, can make or break your outlook on a situation. For example, you probably wouldn't listen to depressing classical music when you're getting ready for a night out, nor would you choose to listen to hardcore EDM when you're winding down to go to sleep. Here's a list of some Spotify playlists for you to easily match the perfect song choices with your perfect mood.

For When You Miss Your Childhood:

#ThrowbackThursday by Spotify

This one can be a bit hit-or-miss, but the premise is always really good: each Thursday, some musical angel picks a theme (the last two weeks were music from the ’00s, and music from the ’90s) and releases soundtracks for that week. It's always good, whether it's jamming to the songs you once sang into a hairbrush, or laughing at how ridiculous some of the songs are - because you'd never have chosen them yourself. Either way, it's a fun time.

For When You're Ready to Pump Some Iron:

Beast Mode Workout by Mario Butler

There’s over 20 hours of really empowering music on this playlist, so whether you hit shuffle or start it at a certain power song, chances are good you won’t get bored and will pass out from working out long before the playlist ends. (And yes, before you ask, it does have ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ on it, because pretending you’re Rocky Balboa is an integral part of any workout ever.)

For Your Inner Hipster:

Top 100 Indie Tracks On Spotify by Spotify

Look, at some point, we’re all going to be That Asshole who says, “Well, I liked that band before they were popular!” as if it is a badge of honor. Maybe it is in some circles. Maybe you earnestly are a hipster, and don’t even need this playlist. For the rest of us, there’s the Spotify-curated most popular indie hits.

For the One Who Got Away:

Unrequited Love by Spotify

Because sometimes, you just need to cry it out. No judgment.

For Feeling Yourself, 'Cause It's Better Than Your Ex:

Better Off Without You by Spotify

On the flip side, however, is the playlist for when you realize that crying your eyes out over someone who isn’t worth your tears is an exhausting endeavor. This playlist is filled with all the great “I’m over you, so let me belt a few high notes about it” anthems, including, but not limited to, Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River’ and *N Sync’s ‘Bye Bye Bye.’ Besides, some of these songs are really just infectious, so blasting them is probably scientifically proven to help you get over someone, because you’re having too much fun singing along to be broken-hearted anymore.

For Babysitting... or Pretending It's Not Your Own Disney Playlist:

Disney 90th Anniversary by Walt Disney Records

Sometimes you may need this for a nephew or niece's birthday party, or sometimes you may just want to dance around like a Disney prince or princess alone in your bedroom. Again, no judgment.

For a Great Start to Every Day:

Have A Great Day! by Spotify

If you’re someone who suffers from an awful case of the Mondays — or hell, just the Mornings — this playlist is guaranteed to at least make the commute mildly enjoyable. It’s filled with really catchy songs you forgot you loved once upon a time, and any playlist that reminds you that sometimes exactly what you need is to listen to ‘All Star’ by Smash Mouth is a playlist everyone could use in day-to-day life.

For Zen - Studying, Yoga, Work, Etc.:

Workday Zen by Spotify

If you’re the kind of person who is put on edge by white noise, you get what I mean, but if that helps you mellow out, this is a great playlist for you. Workday Zen, is able to tame even the most tightly wound of us, and you'll be thankful when this playlist saves you from snapping, each and every time.

For Getting Ready to Go Out:

The Pregame Playlist by Spotify

A good pump up song, or 15 hours worth, completely makes the entire going out experience. This playlist is a great combination of current songs, and classics like 'Ignition' by R. Kelly, and it's sure to do anything but disappoint. Listen responsibly!


Ultimately, music can completely add or subtract from any given mood or situation. But with each and every one of these carefully chosen playlists, you're sure to not kill any good vibes. Thanks, Spotify.

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To The Boy Who Will Love Me Next

If you can't understand these few things, leave before things get too involved
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To the boy that will love me next, I need you to know and understand things about me and my past. The things I have been though not only have shaped the person I’ve become, but also sometimes controls my life. In the past I’ve been used, abused, and taken for granted, and I want something real this time. The guys before you were just boys; they didn’t know how to treat me until it was too late. They didn’t understand how to love me, until I broke my own heart. Before you truly decide to love me I want you to understand these things.

When I tell you something, please listen.

I’m my own person, I want to be loved a certain way. If I ask you to come over and watch movies with me please do it, if I ask for you to leave me alone for a few hours because it’s a girl’s night please do it. I don’t just say things to hear my own voice, I say things to you because it’s important to my life and the way I want to be loved. I’m not a needy person when it comes to being loved and cared for, but I do ask for you to do the small things that I am say.

Forgive my past.

My past is not a pretty brick road, it is a highway that has a bunch of potholes and cracks in it. I have a lot of baggage, and most of it you won’t understand. But don’t let my past decided whether you want to love me or not. My past has helped form who I am today, but it does not define who I am. My past experiences might try and make an appearance every once in a while, but I will not go back to that person I once was, I will not return to all that hurt I once went though. When I say those things, I’m telling the complete and honest truth. I relive my past every day, somethings haunt me and somethings are good reminds. But for you to love me, I need you to accept my past, present and future.

I’m just another bro to the other guys.

I have always hung out with boys, I don’t fit in with the girl groups. I have 10 close girlfriends, but the majority of my friends are guy, but don’t let this scare you. If I wanted to be with one of my guy friends I would already be with him, and if you haven’t noticed I don’t want them because I’m with you. I will not lose my friendships with all my guy friends to be able to stay with you. I will not cut off ties because you don’t like my guy friends. I have lost too many buddies because of my ex-boyfriends and I promised myself I wouldn’t do that again. If you don’t like how many guy friends I have you can leave now. Don’t bother trying to date me if you can accept the fact I’m just another bro.

I might be a badass, but I actually have a big heart.

To a lot of people I come off to be a very crazy and wild girl. I will agree I can be crazy and wild, but I’m more than that. I’m independent, caring, responsible, understanding, forgiving, and so such more type of woman. Many people think that I’m a badass because I don’t take any negatively from anyone. Just like we learned when we were younger, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” Most people can’t do that in today’s world, so I stick up for myself and my friends. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me, or their option on how I live my life. The only thing I care about is being able to make myself happy. Even though I’m an independent woman, understand that I do have a big heart. Honesty when I truly care for someone I will do just about anything they ask, but don’t take advantage of this. Once you take advantage of this part of me, all respect will be lost for you.

I’m hard to love.

Sometimes I want to be cuddle and get attention, and sometimes I don’t want you to talk to me for a couple hours. Sometimes I want you to take me out for a nice meal, but sometimes I want a home cooked meal. Every day is different for me, sometimes I change my mind every hour. My mood swings are terrible on certain days, and on those days you should probably just ignore me. I’m not easy to love, so you’ll either be willing to find a way to love me, or you’ll walk out like so many others have.

I’m scared.

I’m scared to love someone again. I’ve been hurt, heartbroken, and beat to the ground in my past relationships. I want to believe you are different, I want to hope things will truly work out, but every relationship has always ended up the same way. I’m scared to trust someone, put my whole heart into them, just to be left and heartbroken again. I sick and tired of putting my whole body and soul into someone for them to just leave when it is convenient for them. If you want to love me, understand it won’t be easy for me to love you back.

When “I’m done.”

When I say “I’m done” I honestly don’t mean that I’m done. When I say that it means I need and want you to fight for me, show me why you want to be with me. I need you to prove that I’m worth it and there’s no one else but me. If I was truly done, I would just walk away, and not come back. So if I ever tell you, “I’m done,” tell me all the reasons why I’m truly not done.

For the boy who will love me next, the work is cut out for you, you just have to be willing to do it. I’m not like other girls, I am my own person, and I will need to be treated as such. For the boy that will love me next, don’t bother with me unless you really want to be with me. I don’t have time to waste on you if you aren’t going to try and make something out of us. To the boy who will love me next, the last thing I would like to say is good luck, I have faith in you.

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Severus Snape Is The Worst, And Here's Why

Albus Severus, sweetie, I'm so sorry...

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I grew up being absolutely obsessed with the Harry Potter franchise. I read the books for the first time in second and third grade, then again in middle school, and for the third time in my last year of high school. Recently, I had a somewhat heated argument with a fellow fan of the books about Severus Snape. As I've reread the Harry Potter books, I've noticed that, although J.K. Rowling tried to give him a redemption arc, he only got worse because of it. Here's why I still think Severus Snape is the absolute worst.

His love for Lily Potter was actually really creepy. When I was younger and reading the books, I always found the fact that he held fast in his love for Lily to be very endearing, even noble. However, rereading it after going through a couple of relationships myself, I've come to realize that the way he pined over her was super creepy. It was understandable during his time at Hogwarts; he was bullied, and she was the only one who "understood" him. However, she showed zero interest, and if that didn't clue him into realizing that he should back off, her involvement with James Potter should have. She was married. He was pining after a married, happy woman. If he truly loved her, he would have realized how happy she was and backed off. Instead, he took it out on her orphan son and wallowed in bitterness and self-pity, which is creepy and extremely uncool. When a girl is kind to a boy during high school (or in this case, wizard school), it's not an open invitation for him to pine for her for the literal rest of his life and romanticizes the absolute @#$% out of her. It's just her being a decent person. Move on, Severus.

He verbally abused teenagers. One of the most shocking examples of this is in The Prisoner of Azkaban when Snape literally told Neville Longbottom that he would kill his beloved toad, Trevor if he got his Shrinking Potion wrong, and then punished him when he managed to make the potion correctly. Furthermore, poor Neville's boggart was literally Snape. The amount of emotional torture Neville must have been enduring from Snape to create this type of debilitating fear must have been almost unbearable, and even if Snape was simply trying to be a "tough" professor, there is no excuse for creating an atmosphere of hostility and fear like he did in his potions class for vulnerable students like Neville. In addition, he ruthlessly tormented Harry (the last living piece of Lily Potter, his supposed "true love," btw), and made fun of Hermione Granger's appearance. Sure, he might have had a terrible life. However, it's simply a mark of poor character to take it out on others, especially when the people you take it out on are your vulnerable students who have no power to stand up to you. Grow up.

He willingly joined a terrorist group and helped them perform genocide and reign over the wizarding world with terror tactics for a couple of decades. No explanation needed as to why this is terrible.

Despite the constant romanticization of his character, I will always see the core of Severus Snape, and that core is a bitter, slimy, genocidal, manipulative trash being. J.K. Rowling's attempt to redeem him only threw obsessive and controlling traits into the mix. Snape is the absolute worst, and romanticizing him only removes criticism of an insane man who just so happened to be capable of love (just like the vast majority of the rest of us). Thank you, next.

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