Playing your favourite playlist on Alexa is as simple as saying “Alexa, play (playlist name)”. But most people aren’t aware of just how many playlists that the experts over at Amazon Music have curated.
In this guide, I’ve put together a list of the 43 best Alexa playlists along with the alexa command to play them and an up-to-date list of all the songs in each list. Plus, I’ve categorised them so you can choose between playlists for work, parties, cleaning, summer, workouts, and more.
Note: Most of these playlists require a paid Amazon Music subscription. If you have Amazon Music Free, Alexa will play a station based on the playlist or an alternative free playlist.
- Best Alexa Playlists
- 1. Acoustic Covers
- 2. All Hits UK
- 3. Throwback R&B Hits
- 4. Friday Night Bangers
- 5. 80’s Summer
- 6. Disney Hits
- 7. Lo-Fi Hip Hop
- 8. Morning Cup of Coffee
- 9. Acoustic Chill
- 10. Indie Right Now
- 11. Film Scores for Study
- 12. Feeling Happy
- 13. Rap Rotation
- 14. Breakthrough
- 15. Country Heat
- 16. Best of Northern Soul
- 17. Pop Right Now
- 18. Nectar
- 19. Rock Scene
- 20. +44
- 21. The Sound of Modern House
- 22. Pop Lab
- 23. 90's House Party
- 24. Chilled Hits
- 25. Piano Chill
- 26. Dream Time
- 27. Relaxing Classical Piano
- 28. Chillout Classics
- 29. Hypnotic and Melodic
- 30. Ambient Dreams
- 31. 100 Greatest Summer Songs
- 32. Summer BBQ
- 33. 70’s Love Songs
- 34. Platino
- 35. Easy Hits
- 36. Workout Pulse
- 37. Crossfit Workout
- 38. Fresh Dance
- 39. Dance Pop Super Hits
- 40. Best of Classic Techno
- 41. 100 Best 2010's
- 42. 80's Love Songs
- 43. Drum & Bass Now
- Related Questions
Best Alexa Playlists
Here are the best playlists from Amazon Music UK, scroll down for the full up-to-date tracklist of each playlist.
|Acoustic Covers||Alexa play Acoustic Covers|
|All Hits UK||Alexa play All Hits UK|
|Throwback R&B Hits||Alexa play Throwback R&B Hits|
|Friday Night Bangers||Alexa play Friday Night Bangers|
|80’s Summer||Alexa play 80’s Summer|
|Disney Hits||Alexa play Disney Hits|
|Lo-Fi Hip Hop||Alexa play Lo-Fi Hip Hop|
|Morning Cup of Coffee||Alexa play Morning Cup of Coffee|
|Acoustic Chill||Alexa play Acoustic Chill|
|Indie Right Now||Alexa play Indie Right Now|
|Film Scores for Study||Alexa play Film Scores for Study|
|Feeling Happy||Alexa play Feeling Happy|
|Rap Rotation||Alexa play Rap Rotation|
|Breakthrough||Alexa play Breakthrough|
|Country Heat||Alexa play Country Heat|
|Best of Northern Soul||Alexa play Best of Northern Soul|
|Pop Right Now||Alexa play Pop Right Now|
|Nectar||Alexa play Nectar|
|Rock Scene||Alexa play Rock Scene|
|+44||Alexa play +44|
|The Sound of Modern House||Alexa play The Sound of Modern House|
|Pop Lab||Alexa play Pop Lab|
|90’s House Party||Alexa play 90’s House Party|
|Chilled Hits||Alexa play Chilled Hits|
|Piano Chill||Alexa play Piano Chill|
|Dream Time||Alexa play Dream Time|
|Relaxing Classical Piano||Alexa play Relaxing Classical Piano|
|Chillout Classics||Alexa play Chillout Classics|
|Hypnotic and Melodic||Alexa play Hypnotic and Melodic|
|Ambient Dreams||Alexa play Ambient Dreams|
|100 Greatest Summer Songs||Alexa play 100 Greatest Summer Songs|
|Summer BBQ||Alexa play Summer BBQ|
|70’s Love Songs||Alexa play 70’s Love Songs|
|Platino||Alexa play Platino|
|Easy Hits||Alexa play Easy Hits|
|Workout Pulse||Alexa play Workout Pulse|
|Crossfit Workout||Alexa play Crossfit Workout|
|Fresh Dance||Alexa play Fresh Dance|
|Dance Pop Super Hits||Alexa play Dance Pop Super Hits|
|Best of Classic Techno||Alexa play Best of Classic Techno|
|100 Best 2010’s||Alexa play 100 Best 2010’s|
|80’s Love Songs||Alexa play 80’s Love Songs|
|Drum & Bass Now||Alexa play Drum & Bass Now|
1. Acoustic Covers
Command: “Alexa, play acoustic covers.”
This playlist includes 100 acoustic covers from some of the best-known songs of all time.
Expect covers of Sweet Child O’ Mine, Fast Car, What a Wonderful World, Crazy in Love, and more classics.
Perfect for that chilled out afternoon vibe.
2. All Hits UK
Commands: “Alexa, play all hits UK” or “Alexa, play official chart songs.”
If you’re looking for a selection of the biggest hits currently in the UK, this is the playlist for you.
Expect all the current chart-toppers and some that have been around a little longer, including Ed Sheeran, George Ezra, Lizzo, Drake, Harry Styles, and more.
Hint: If you want to hear the world’s best hits instead of the UK, say “Alexa, play all hits”.
3. Throwback R&B Hits
Command: “Alexa, play throwback R&B hits.”
Who doesn’t love a bit of R&B from the 90’s and early naughties?
This Alexa playlist has 25 killer hits that are smooth, seductive, and sure to bring back some awesome memories.
All of the R&B superstars are included, from Craig David to Missy Elliot and Destinys Child.
4. Friday Night Bangers
Command: “Alexa, play Friday night bangers.”
This playlist contains 125 epic dance music hits that are perfect to launch the weekend in style.
This playlist is ideal for your Friday night pre drinks before going out
The list is frequently updated with the latest and greatest in electronic music such as Jaxx Jones, David Guetta, l.F. System, and more. There are some classics thrown in to get the party started.
5. 80’s Summer
Command: “Alexa, play 80’s summer”
From Stevie Wonder to Madona, this is an upbeat amazon music playlist featuring 4 hours of classic hits from the 1980s that are perfect for your singalong summer road trips with the family.
6. Disney Hits
Command: “Alexa, play Disney hits.”
All your favourite Disney songs, past and present. There’s something for all the family with over 70 hits from Toy Story to The Lion King.
Expect to be singing your heart out to ‘Under the Sea’, ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’, ‘Hakuna Matata, and more.
7. Lo-Fi Hip Hop
Command: “Alexa, play lo-fi hip hop.”
Chillhop and lo-fi beats (downtempo hip-hop), are often hypnotic and with few words so that you don’t get distracted.
This playlist is your ideal companion for studying or relaxing.
8. Morning Cup of Coffee
Command: “Alexa, play morning cup of coffee.”
These are the morning songs you didn’t know you needed. From Elton John to Bob Marley, this playlist has both old and new songs.
Pop this playlist on your Echo in the morning and you’re sure to start the day in a good mood.
9. Acoustic Chill
Command: “Alexa, play acoustic chill.”
This playlist features over 50 of the best acoustic songs and acoustic covers including some that are unique to Amazon Music (such as Pink!).
The playlist features contemporary Acoustic artists such as James Bay, Sam Fischer, and Shawn Mendes. Unlike the Acoustic Covers playlist earlier, this one is all original songs.
10. Indie Right Now
Command: “Alexa, play indie right now.“
A range of the latest indie tracks from artists such as Foals, Bastille, Sam Fender, and more.
These tracks are sure to get you singing along as you enjoy your day.
11. Film Scores for Study
Command: “Alexa, play film scores for study.”
Get focused with the relaxing sounds of the cinema.
See if you can work out which film each of these scores are from.
Your options include Top Gun, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more classics.
12. Feeling Happy
Command: “Alexa, play feeling happy.”
Happy, upbeat hits to make you feel good.
13. Rap Rotation
Command: “Alexa, play rap rotation.”
A new home for hip hop in heavy rotation.
Command: “Alexa, play the playlist breakthrough.”
The future’s bright, and it belongs to these new artists.
15. Country Heat
Command: “Alexa, play country heat.”
Fire tracks from the hottest acts in country music.
16. Best of Northern Soul
Command: “Alexa, play best of northern soul.”
The sound of Northern England in the late 60s with Gloria Jones, Dobie Gray and more.
17. Pop Right Now
Command: “Alexa, play pop right now.”
Today’s hottest pop.
Command: “Alexa, play nectar.”
The world’s hottest dance music.
19. Rock Scene
Command: “Alexa, play rock scene.”
The most exciting new rock music from around the world.
Command: “Alexa, play plus four four.”
Sound of the UK. Spotlighting the best UK Rap, R&B, Grime, Drill and Afrobeats.
21. The Sound of Modern House
Command: “Alexa, play the sound of modern house.”
The world’s hottest house music.
22. Pop Lab
Command: “Alexa, play pop lab.”
The best of today’s pop assembled, but not manufactured.
23. 90’s House Party
Command: “Alexa, play nineties house party.”
Remember these 90s hits? So will everyone else at your party!
For more throwback party tunes, you can also try the playlists 80’s house party (“Alexa, play eighties house party”) and 00’s house party (“Alexa, play naughties house party”).
24. Chilled Hits
Command: “Alexa, play chilled hits.”
No genres, no corners, no limits.
25. Piano Chill
Command: “Alexa, play piano chill.”
Relaxing pianos to soothe and unwind your mind.
26. Dream Time
Command: “Alexa, play dream time.”
Close your eyes and sleep tight with these relaxing tracks. Sweet Dreams.
27. Relaxing Classical Piano
Command: “Alexa, play relaxing classical piano.”
Soft and soothing piano pieces for you to unwind to.
28. Chillout Classics
Command: “Alexa, play chillout classics.”
Drift away with Zero 7, Air, Massive Attack and more.
29. Hypnotic and Melodic
Command: “Alexa, play hypnotic and melodic.”
Floaty, melodic vibes and hypnotic house beats.
30. Ambient Dreams
Command: “Alexa, play ambient dreams.”
The latest in ambient and abstract electronic soundscapes.
31. 100 Greatest Summer Songs
Command: “Alexa, play 100 greatest summer songs.”
If you’re looking for an Alexa playlist for summer, look no further as summer anthems has everything from the 60s right up to the 10s to get you in the mood.
My personal favourites from this collection include Will Smith, The Beatles, Bill Withers, and (an essential for any summer playlist) The Beach Boys.
32. Summer BBQ
Command: “Alexa, play summer barbeque.”
Throw another pop hit on the barbie!
33. 70’s Love Songs
Command: “Alexa, play seventies love songs.”
Fall in love all over again with these classic 70s love songs.
Command: “Alexa, play platino.”
The hottest Latin hits.
35. Easy Hits
Command: “Alexa, play easy hits.”
Easy hits for your pure pleasure fix. Updated regularly.
36. Workout Pulse
Command: “Alexa, play workout pulse.”
The ‘Workout Pulse’ playlist features a range of motivational anthems that are great for running, cycling, and other sports.
From Craig David to Ella Henderson, you’ll hit your sports goals in no time at all.
37. Crossfit Workout
Command: “Alexa, play crossfit workout.”
Powerful cross-genre hits to spur you on when you’re mixing up your workout.
38. Fresh Dance
Command: “Alexa, play fresh dance.”
If you enjoy dance music, the ‘Fresh Dance’ alexa playlist has something for you.
From EDM such as Martin Garrix to deep house from Christoph, this playlist has all the latest from UK and global artists.
The playlist is updated every Friday.
39. Dance Pop Super Hits
Command: “Alexa, play dance pop super hits.”
Pop to make you dance & dance to make you pop.
40. Best of Classic Techno
Command: “Alexa, play best of classic techno.”
Step into the future by heading to the past with some of the greatest techno tracks of all time.
41. 100 Best 2010’s
Command: “Alexa, play 100 best 2010s.”
Throwback to the last decade with these anthems. Expect classic Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, Avicii, and more.
42. 80’s Love Songs
Command: “Alexa, play 80’s love songs”
The best 80’s Alexa playlist is ’80’s Love Song’. Duran Duran, Tina Turner, and Lionel Richie are among the incredible hits you can expect from this playlist with 30 songs.
Whether you’ve got heartache or just need a pick-me-up, ask Alexa to get this one going and everything will be okay.
43. Drum & Bass Now
Command: “Alexa, play drum & bass now.”
Who said drum and bass is dead? This entire playlist is dedicated to the forgotten genre.
Expect the likes of Sigma, Friction, DJ Fresh, and more.
What’s the Best Alexa Playlist for Parties?
The best playlists for Alexa at parties are Friday Night Bangers, Pop Right Now, and maybe even Disney Hits to get the karaoke on the go.
What Are the best Alexa Playlists For Cleaning?
The best Alexa playlists for cleaning are Feeling Happy, Breakout, and Northern Soul.
What Are the Best Alexa Playlists for Working Out?
The best Alexa playlists for working out are ‘Workout Pulse’ which features motivational tunes and ‘Crossfit Workout’ which is more multi-genre to keep things exciting.
Can You Create Your Own Alexa Playlists?
Yes, you can create your own Alexa playlists as long as you have an active Amazon Music Unlimited subscription. You cannot do this with a free account.
You can create a playlist by saying ‘Alexa, add this song to my playlist” or from within the Amazon Music app.
Can Alexa Shuffle Playlists?
Yes, you can shuffle an Alexa playlist by saying “Alexa, turn shuffle on/off” if the playlist is already playing, or by saying “Alexa, shuffle (playlist name)”.
Can Alexa Play Spotify Playlists?
Yes, although Amazon Music is the default music streaming service for playlists, you can change this to Spotify from within the settings menu in the Alexa app. Once you have changed the default service, you can request Spotify playlists using the command “Alexa, play ”.