Top Playlist Names (380+ Ideas for Every Situation in 2023)

If you love music, then you've probably created playlists. And if you've created playlists, you know how difficult it is to come up with playlist names. But if you have a list of some interesting and cool playlist names that fit any vibe, mood, and aesthetic.

Without much further ado, let's jump right to some ideas:

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List of Playlist Names to Use

The epic list of playlist names to use!

Good Playlist Names

If you're looking to create a playlist for good playlists, here are some interesting ideas to use:

  1. The Good Vibe Playlist
  2. Happy Times
  3. The Good Morning Playlist
  4. Jiggly-Jaggly Playlist
  5. Top of the Morning to Ya Playlist
  6. Sleepy Sonnets
  7. Moody Evenings
  8. Reflections of the Heart
  9. Thoughtful Happiness
  10. Positive Morning Tracks
  11. Feel Good With Me
  12. Late Afternoon Coffee
  13. Chill Mix for a Beautiful Day
  14. Songs that Remind You of the Rain
  15. Uplifting Morning
  16. Peaceful Night
  17. Who Needs Meditation When you Have Music
  18. Moody March
  19. Winter is Coming (GoT fam, where you at?)
  20. July Showers
  21. Summertime Sadness
  22. November Blues
  23. Festive Christmas
  24. New January, New Vibes
  25. Halloween Aesthetics
  26. Edgy August
  27. POV: You're Watching the Snow Fall on a December Morning
  28. POV: A Day at the Beach in April With your Friends
  29. Company for Long September Evenings
  30. POV: You're a villain in Game of Thrones
  31. POV: You're dancing in the ballroom with your archnemesis
  32. POV: You're sitting in an old library with books
  33. POV: You're going stargazing with your boyfriend
  34. POV: You're in a corner planning revenge on the world
  35. POV: You're the villain but with a good heart
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Sad playlist names

We all have bad days, or moody days, and that is why we need a playlist that gives us our fix of comforting sad tracks. Here's a list of some of the best playlist names if you're in a sad mood:

  1. Code Blue: Songs for a heartbreak
  2. Mind Meltdown
  3. The heart bleeds, the eyes cry
  4. Endings lead to beginnings, perhaps
  5. Broken-hearted romantics
  6. Mind spirals out of control, music helps
  7. Dark desires of the broken heart
  8. Sad songs that hurt more when you're depressed
  9. Unapologetically sad
  10. Criminally sad songs that will make you miss a lover you never had

Rap playlist names 

Love rap? Trying to create a playlist for yourself with the "best of rap" in one place? Don't worry, we got you covered! Here's are some fantastic ideas for rap playlist names:

  1. Grunge Rap
  2. Definitely Motivated
  3. Gymrat or Gangasta Sh*t: Rap Edition
  4. Music to Hype you Up
  5. Gods of Rap
  6. Golden Motivation Jam
  7. Old is Gold: 90's Rap List
  8. Powerhouse Music: Eminem Edition
  9. Friday Night Vibes
  10. Swag for the Ghetto
  11. Dope Mix
  12. Rap Gods
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Funny playlist names

If you're looking for some cool and funny names for any music list, then here are some ideas for you to try:

  1. Yee to my Haaw (for country songs)
  2. Classic Trickle-a-doo (for old-time classics)
  3. The Stuff Boomers Appreciate (music from the 80s)
  4. Virtual Dystopia (a good suggestion for trap music)
  5. An incomplete list of music that I listen to on repeat and will probably bore you to death
  6. I'm a Child of the '90s
  7. The Exes Club
  8. Throwback
  9. Back in the days
  10. Tikity Tokity
  11. The Songs TikTok Made me have a love and hate relationship
  12. Do I look like I am enjoying this music playlist
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Aesthetic playlist

Love aesthetics and love to set the vibe for your music? Here are some amazing ideas to try:

  1. Good old days: Old Memories Aesthetics
  2. Old Photobook: Songs that remind you of your childhood
  3. Rainy days, black clouds
  4. Emo Angst
  5. Even when it hurts
  6. Songs that are therapy
  7. It's 3 AM and I miss you
  8. POV: You just broke up, but you know it for the best
  9. Silence of tears
  10. Feel Better Songs
  11. Songs that make you miss the romance era
  12. Songs to make you feel like you're in Paris, spending your evening in an aromatic coffee shop
  13. Songs that make everything interesting
  14. 404 Not Found: Music to listen to when you want to disappear
  15. Inner Demons: Songs that Make you Hate the world
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Creative playlist names 

If you're looking for some creative playlist names then here are some cool ideas to try:

  1. Songs I wish my dog sang to cheer me up
  2. Songs to get grounded to
  3. Songs that make howl at the moon
  4. Songs that got me to do something stupid
  5. Windy day, slippery roads: Songs to ride bikes to
  6. Songs that give me wanderlust
  7. Songs that made me think I could win a Grammy
  8. Ego Booster
  9. The One with the songs
  10. The "I have work, but let me play one more song" playlist

Apart from the list above, you can also use some of your favorite TV shows to create some cool playlist names. The trick is to look for some quirky one-liners, dialogues, or anything that sticks out to you. Here are some examples to help you get started:

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The F.R.I.E.N.D.S Edition

  1. How you doin’?
  2. It's a Moo-Point
  3. We were on a Break!
  4. Oh...My...God!
  5. Welcome to the real world. It sucks.
  6. If we were in prison, you guys would be, like, my b*tches
  7. Smelly Cat, Smelly Cat

The Big Bang Theory Edition

  1. Bazinga
  2. That's my Spot!
  3. The Plot, Like My Gravy, Thickens
  4. I'm Not Crazy. My Mother Had Me Tested
  5. Goodnight, and if there’s an apocalypse, good luck
  6. If you don’t mind, I’d like to stop listening to you
  7. It must be humbling to suck on so many levels
  8. Soft Kitty

The Movie Edition

  1. Frankly, my dear, I don't Give a Damn (from Gone with the Wind)
  2. I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse (The Godfather)
  3. Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore (The Wizard of Oz)
  4. Go ahead, make my day (Sudden Impact)
  5. May the Force be with you (Star Wards)
  6. Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night (All About Eve)
  7. You talking to me? (Taxi Driver)
  8. The stuff that dreams are made of (The Maltese Falcon)
  9. Made it, Ma! Top of the world (White Heat)
  10. I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore! (Network)
  11. Bond. James Bond (James Bond)
  12. Show me the money (Jerry Maguire)
  13. Play it, Sam. Play "As Time Goes By." (Casablanca)
  14. You can't handle the truth (A few Good Ment)
  15. After all, tomorrow is another day (Gone with the Wind)

Country playlist names

If you love country music then this list of playlist names is just for you!

  1. The Oldies: Country Edition
  2. Country favorites
  3. Alternative Rock: Country Edition
  4. Gospel County
  5. New, and Strong: Country Songs
  6. Country songs to make you feel like a cowboy

Cool playlist names

Here are some cool playlist names for you to try out:

  1. Here I go again ignoring the world
  2. Headphones in, boredom out
  3. Music is not an escape, it is a way to enjoy life
  4. Music that makes you see colors
  5. I laugh and cry at the same time

With cool playlist names, remember that you can use anything and everything. There's no bar to what counts as "cool."

Chill playlist names

Here are a few chill playlist names for you to try:

  1. Worried Blues
  2. Chill evenings
  3. The Only Chill mix your Soul will ever Need

Cute playlist names

Cute playlist names can be about love or just life in general.

  1. My heart belongs to you
  2. You belong with me
  3. The stars and the moon know I talk about you
  4. Dreaming with eyes open
  5. The heart remembers your touch

Summer playlist names

Although some of the ideas above can work as "summer" playlist names, we thought it would be better to add some more ideas, specific to the season!

  1. Ocean vibes
  2. Summer Goddess
  3. Summer Jams
  4. Sounds like summer
  5. Poolside Aesthetic
  6. Playlist that reminds you of the beach
  7. Sunny days and lemonades

If you like summer vibes, you can use different elements of the season in your playlist to make the name even better! For example, using "Ice cream truck," "chill soda," and more can help you create an impressive name for your playlist.

Rock playlist names

Rock n' Roll is fun, but it is even better with a cool name to go with it! Here are some cool rock playlist names:

  1. Pens and Papers
  2. Sticks and Stones may break my bones but not my soul: The Perfect Escape
  3. Rock N Roll Anthems
  4. POV: You're a Delinquent in a Manga
  5. Wake Up and Choose Rock
  6. The Quiet Storm

Love playlist names

In love? Here's are some cute love playlist names for you to try:

  1. Flower Power
  2. Warm Hugs, and Cute Kisses
  3. Songs that make you miss them
  4. Sweet kisses
  5. Power couple vibes

Gym playlist names

To work out, you need the right pump, and that's why your playlist is important. Here are some suggestions for your gym playlist names:

  1. Gym Rats Lift Heavy
  2. Lift heavy, get stronger: Training Like a Champ playlist
  3. Train like a Spartan
  4. Perfect Mornings: Music and Gym

R&B playlist names

Here are some cool R&B playlist names to try for your playlist:

  1. Best bops!
  2. Vibin' Alone
  3. Feel Good Music
  4. Jamming to chill vibes
  5. Chill and Unwind
  6. The greatest hits of R&B
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Indie playlist names

Here are some indie playlist names:

  1. Fresh vibes
  2. Discover new covers
  3. The Playlist where music is still good
  4. New, and better
  5. Indie Fever

If you're looking to create your own names for a playlist, then you should keep the definition of "indie music" in mind!

Party playlist names

Be it a house party, or a party in your car, you need a playlist to vibe with it. Here are some ideas for your party playlist names:

  1. Life of the party
  2. Let's get this party started
  3. The Ultimate "Get the Neighbors to Call the Cops on us" Playlist
  4. The Poolside Party Playlist

Give a twist to the names above. Use different elements of the day, party, or even the season to name your playlist.

Car playlist names

Here are some car playlist names for you to try:

  1. Off-Roading like a King/Queen
  2. Highway to Hell: Metal and Alternative Rock
  3. Late Night Drive Partner
  4. Better than the Radio Playlist

If you're looking to create some cool car playlist names, you can try adding the name of the place you're traveling to.

Fire playlist names

Here are some playlist names to try:

  1. Just do it already!
  2. Get a Pump!
  3. Hot-Girl Summer
  4. Songs that make you feel like a warrior
  5. Train like a beast
  6. Music that makes you forget about the people around you
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Baddie playlist names

Looking to feel like a baddie? Here are some names to go with your "baddie" tracks:

  1. Gym Grind
  2. It is a wicked game, and I am winning
  3. Lyrical destruction
  4. Crash and Burn: The Revenge Plot

Hype playlist names

Here's a list of some cool playlist names:

  1. Songs that make me question my life
  2. Playlist that makes you want to run up a hill
  3. Music to make you miss the beach
  4. Funny songs on Repeat
  5. Big Dreams: Music to build your life goals to

Pop playlist names

Love pop music? Here are some interesting ways to create playlist names for your pop music:

  1. Thinking of you
  2. Get you to the moon
  3. Talking to the moon about you
  4. Pop it Up: Summer favorites

Reminder: If you're creating a playlist name for your collection of music, remember that it does not need to be an entire sentence. Sometimes a single word would do. For example, if you write "angst" that will still be a good name!

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Christmas playlist names

Love the time of the year when everything is red, gold and green? Love the stories about Santa? Love to feel the vibes of the festive season? Here's a list of names that work best with the Christmas day and eve aesthetic:

  1. The bells are ringing
  2. POV: It is Christmas night and you see Santa flying through the sky
  3. Songs that make you miss Christmas
  4. The playlist that makes you want to bake cookies and cake
  5. The playlist that brings you joy
  6. Old Christmas songs to play all-day
  7. Christmas Tree X Sweet Night: Playlist to fall asleep to Christmas eve

Hip-hop playlist names

Here are some cool hip hop playlist names to try!

  1. I am a 90's kid
  2. Favorite list of songs from my childhood
  3. Tropical House
  4. Beats and Music

Christian playlist names

Love gospels and Christian songs? Try naming your collection with these playlist names:

  1. Light Everywhere
  2. Angel Dust
  3. Praying to You
  4. The Praise Goes On
  5. Found in you
  6. Show me the Way
  7. Endless Praise

Road trip playlist names

Planning a road is fun! And above that, a collection of tracks to keep you company along the way is even better! If your road trip playlist needs a name, then here are some suggestions:

  1. The Mountains are Call
  2. The Return Trip Playlist
  3. Let's Make Some Memories
  4. Road Trip of a lifetime
  5. Music to make your road trip feel better
  6. Chillin' in the car
  7. Winding Roads
  8. Country songs for a long road trip!
  9. Car Jams
  10. Taking off into the night
  11. Roll your Windows down and feel the wind
  12. Rolling up to new places

Happy playlist names

For your chill and happy playlist, here are some name suggestions:

  1. Yaaasssss Girl Yaaassss
  2. A mix of the new and old songs
  3. Songs covered by other artists
  4. Vintage music to make you feel like a royal

Alternative playlist names

Here are some alternative ideas for playlist names:

  1. Unfiltered and Unapologetic
  2. Songs that will make you go WTF
  3. Dream of Tomorrow
  4. When the Soul Listens

Throwback playlist names

Love the songs from the older times? Use these suggestions to name your playlist!

  1. My Favorite Trashy Pop Songs
  2. Echoes and silence
  3. The Back When Playlist
  4. Classical music is a Temple
  5. Escape with Music: The Throwback Playlist

Unique playlist names

Here is a list of some unique playlist names:

  1. Songs that TikTok Ruined, but I love them anyway
  2. 404 Not Found: Playlist to get lost to
  3. POV: You're the Main Bad Character
  4. Songs with nothing but beat drops
  5. Honeysuckle dreaming
  6. My entire life story summed up in a playlist

Halloween playlist names 

Love the spooky season? Have some spooky songs? Find the list of spooky songs easily with these Halloween-specific playlist names:

  1. Skeleton and Spooky
  2. POV: It is 2 AM and you're in the graveyard alone
  3. Skeletons in my Closet
  4. Ghost town
  5. POV: You're a ghost visiting a Halloween Party

How to name your Spotify Playlists and change them?

Well, when you're naming your playlists, there are some things to keep in mind. Here's a short rundown of the reminders:

  • One of the first things to keep in mind is that playlist names are not and should not be stressful.
  • Second, make your playlists personal. You can draw inspiration from the type of music you add to your list, what it makes you feel, how you want to feel after or even name the playlist after what it makes you think of.
  • Next, to make your playlist names appear cute and fun, you can add some emojis to it!

How to change playlist names on Spotify

If you're looking for the way to change the name of your playlist on Spotify, then here are the steps to it:

  1. From your phone's home screen, find Spotify.
  2. Click on the app icon to launch the app.
  3. From your app homepage, look for "library."
  4. Tap on Library. You will find yourself with many options.
  5. The screen will show you options such as liked songs and more. On top, you'll see floating buttons. In this section, right above your liked songs, you will find "playlists."
  6. Click on playlists.
  7. You will see all of your playlists in front of you.
  8. Now, find the playlist you want to edit the name.
  9. When you find the playlist, click on it.
  10. When your playlist opens up, you will find three dots right under the name of the playlist. Click on it.
  11. You'll find a menu that pops up on the screen. Find the option that says "edit."
  12. A new page will open up. It will have options to remove tracks from the playlist.
  13. Now, all you need to do is click on the playlist's name and edit it.
  14. Once you're done, click on save, and that's it.

How to change playlist names on your iPhone

If you're using an iPhone and you want to edit the playlist, then here is what you need to do:

  1. From your app screen, choose the music app.
  2. Once you're in the music app, click on "library."
  3. After you click on the library tab, you'll see all your playlists and tracks.
  4. Find and click on the playlist that you want to edit.
  5. Once you have the playlist on your screen, click on the menu button. You'll find this button on the top-right side.
  6. From this menu, choose the option "edit."
  7. Now, all you need to do is click on the current name of the playlist and edit it.
  8. When you're finished, just select done on the top right.

Changing the name of your playlist on iPhones is significantly similar to changing the name of your playlists on Spotify. In both cases, remember that your playlist names are not permanent. Even if you're not happy with the name, or you get bored of it in the coming days, you can always go back to edit the name of your playlist.

How to make your playlists more fun

If you want to make your playlists even better, add some exciting emojis to the name. A great way to add color and cool ideas is to add emojis that match the vibe of your playlist.

For example, if you're creating a playlist for a trip down to the beach, you can add a pretty beach ball, waves, or a surfboard to show that the playlist is for the beach. Although you can add these emojis next to the words, choose only emojis in your playlist title instead of words.

Emoji playlist names are not only visual but fun!

author: patrick algrim
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