Most Popular Featured Playlists of 2016

This year we started a new Lifehacker tradition of making a weekly playlist. In 2016, it was a highly anticipated musical journey. Here’s an overview of the best featured playlists we’ve shared over the year.

Prince’s playlist

Today we lost the legendary artist and performer Prince . Instead of our usual weekly featured playlist, we’ve put together a collection of Prince’s live performances to remind you of what a fantastic person and artist he really was.

Playlist with legendary guitar solos

Before, nothing swayed harder than a guitarist who absolutely knew how to chop during a solo. This playlist features some of the most legendary solos ever recorded.

Nintendo playlist

Without hearing a single note, you can probably hum a Super Mario Brothers or Legend of Zelda theme. Nintendo games have a rich musical history, and this week’s playlist features some of the best performances.

90s playlist Guilty Pleasures

If you turned on the radio at some point in the 90s – and you probably did because Pandora hadn’t been invented yet – you’ll recognize some of the songs from this Guilty Pleasures playlist. Even if you want to pretend not.

Stranger Things playlist

If you haven’t watched the new Netflix show, Stranger Things , do it seriously. This is great. If so, know that the music makes the show completely. Unfortunately, there is no synthetic soundtrack, but there is a playlist of 80s music featured in the show.

A playlist for learning classical music

When it’s time to study for your exam, you’ll need a playlist to help you stay motivated without distracting you. Today’s playlist helps you choose classical music.

Greatest Punk Hits playlist

When life sucks and all you can do is scream, punk music is for you. To give you a go, this playlist includes some of the finest punk music ever.

Jazz for Sleep playlist

No matter how hard I try, I can’t just fall asleep to the sound of white noise or thunderstorms. I love them, but they don’t suit me. On the other hand, this jazz playlist can freak me out before I finish writing about it.

Cardio playlist

When you need to do cardio throughout the day, nothing prepares you like a high-energy playlist. Today’s playlist is perfect for your next run.

Luke Cage playlist

Netflix Marvel’s latest Luke Cage show has just dropped and is already a hit . Among the many reasons it received praise is the killer soundtrack. Very mild spoilers follow.

Summer President Playlist

It’s not every day that the President of the United States drops the mix, but when that happens, we listen. This week’s featured playlist came directly from the country’s top agency to give your summer the perfect soundtrack.

Strength training playlist

It’s time to start training. When you’re ready to jump into the beast mode, Spotify’s Power Workout playlist can help you recharge.

Backyard BBQ playlist

Memorial Day is coming! If you’re one of the lucky ones with a long weekend, you’re probably ready to fire up the grill to celebrate. Today’s playlist might help.

Relaxation playlist

When you need to relax, you need to listen to music to cheer you up. This playlist will help you calm your nerves and get rid of worries.

Halloween Party playlist

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time for Halloween parties. This week’s playlist will take care of the music so you can add more embellishments and work on your outfit.


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