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What should we listen to? Are we in the mood to belt out the chorus of Abba’s ‘Mamma Mia’ or do we want to take in the harsh lyrics of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’? What do you listen to when you’re busy revising for the exam you have the next day? What tunes are you going to ‘bop’ to on the painfully long bus journey home?
Here are my tips for you to choose the songs to fit in your playlist!
1. Oldie or new(ie)?
A good start would be to pick which era of music you’re longing to listen to! The diversity of music from the last 100 years means it’s impossible not to find an era of music to pop in your playlist! Perhaps you want to jam out to some rock from the 70s or tap your foot to some hip-hop from 2012? It is a very important decision… so get it right!
2. Lyrics… yes or no?
Sometimes, music can be distracting. Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’, Taylor Swift’s ‘Look what you made me do’ and Toto’s ‘Africa’ may be ragingly annoying songs, but there is no denying they are the catchiest tunes of the market! This can really distract you from what you are doing; so make sure it doesn’t! Perhaps music without lyrics or vocals would be a good idea to listen to if you are easily distracted! I know I am!
3. The mood.
Mood is, in my eyes, the most important thing to picking music for your playlist! If you’re feeling happy and energetic, Celine Dion’s ‘My heart will go on’ is not going to be the one for you! So try and pick something that’ll fit your mood. That way you won’t get bored, and you can appreciate your song so much more!
Music is a very personal choice. If you were me, your playlist would be full of bands, from Abba to Green Day! So honestly… find a music palette that you enjoy. That way, you will never find difficulty in finding a song to listen to. I hope that after following the above steps, you have finally achieved the playlist success you wanted and you are currently bopping to the beat whilst reading this article!