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The Best Alexa Playlists Of 2020

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If you’ve recently purchased an Amazon Echo you may be keen to find out more about its capabilities and pre-programmed functions. But what are the best Amazon playlists? 

The best Alexa playlists of 2020 help you stay ahead of music trends and can be accessed via your Unlimited or Prime accounts. You can also link it to more of your subscription services. But Alexa/Amazon has fantastic playlists that are often overlooked.  

Read on to find out how you can use Alexa to enhance your Amazon Music experience. 

The Best Alexa playlists 2020 

You may not have known that Alexa has the capability to play playlists, as well as songs and albums. Simply ask the assistant to create a list, or add to an existing one. If you have a Spotify or Apple Music subscription then you can connect your account to Alexa. You should have no problem playing your playlists through Alexa once you’ve done this. 

You’ll want to know what the best playlists are if you’ve subscribed to Prime Music or Amazon Music Unlimited. Amazon music has some great playlists that you won’t find on Apple Music or Spotify. This includes Alexa’s Most Requested and Prime Day Concert. You can also create playlists with Alexa and add your favourite songs with voice commands. 

Amazon music library 

Alexa is also known as an Amazon Echo. This means that the device is connected to Amazon and sources its music from there in the first instance. Although Amazon Echo devices can play music from Prime Music, they won’t play playlists. You’ll need to upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited to be able to command Alexa to play Amazon playlists.  

Alexa can shuffle your music but you need to be an Amazon Music Unlimited member to play and shuffle Amazon playlists. You should be able to shuffle your or Apple Music or Spotify playlists if you’ve connected your accounts.  

What are the best playlists on Alexa? 

There is no monthly fee for Alexa, just the cost of buying the speaker. The only subscription fees would be for Amazon Prime or Amazon Music Unlimited or any other streaming platform you’ve subscribed to. Alexa has its very own playlist and it’s unlike anything you’ll find on Spotify and Apple Music  

Alexa’s Most Requested 

As the title suggests, these are the most requested songs by those that own Alexa. Like the official charts, it gives you a good insight into what the most popular songs are. And it’s constantly changing, so can be a good way to keep track of what’s trending.  

What are the best Amazon playlists?  

Amazon Music is growing quickly and there are plenty of people with Amazon Prime and Amazon Echo’s that might be tempted to change over. Although you can listen to Amazon Music with a Prime membership, you won’t have full access to all the benefits Amazon offers.  

Amazon Music allows you to create playlists as well as listen to their own. Amazon Music’s playlists are known as Prime Playlists and you can save and follow them. Amazon also has Stations and are slightly different from playlists. You are unable to see what songs are on a station and you can’t create your own station. You can also assign Amazon Music Unlimited to a single Amazon device, whether that’s an Echo or Fire. It will be half the price of a full membership, which covers an unlimited amount of devices.  

Amazon Prime Music 

If you don’t want to pay for Amazon Music, you’ll get adverts included while listening. There will be a limited number of songs so don’t expect your favourite music to be available for free. Otherwise, you can pay for one of these subscription music services. 

Here’s some info on what’s offered with Amazon Music Unlimited. 

  • 50 million songs, including new releases 
  • You can listen to playlists with Alexa and other Amazon devices 
  • More playlists and stations 
  • Cheaper rates for Prime members  

Amazon Music Unlimited is newer to streaming than the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. However, it is the fastest-growing streaming service and is making an effort to create popular playlists. 

Prime Music includes:  

  • 2 million songs 
  • A limited amount of playlists and stations 
  • It’s included in Prime membership 

You can also purchase music downloads individually on Amazon. This tends to be a more expensive way to do it if you want to listen to lots of tracks. But any digital music you’ve bought on Amazon can be accessed via Alexa.   

The Best Amazon Music Playlists 

Here are some of our favourite playlists for all occasions.  

New Music Commute 

Millions of people commute to work every day and music tends to be the best way to make it more bearable. You can also keep up with the latest releases on your travels with this playlist. 

Great Acoustic Covers 

Sometimes you just want to hear your favourite songs stripped back to its essentials. That’s exactly what this playlist does with the best acoustic versions of some great songs. 

Rap Rotation 

Amazon’s answer to Spotify’s RapCaviar comes in the form of Rap Rotation. Check this out if you want to stay on top of the freshest hip-hop releases from the worlds best rappers. 

Unlimited Drive Time 

Everyone needs a good driving playlist for road trips. Unlimited drive time is a blend of pop and rock anthems that will keep you going in the car.  

Prime Day Concert 

Amazon’s Prime Day is becoming an established international event for online shoppers. There’s obviously no better way to wrap it up than with a great gig. Check out some of the songs from this year’s Prime Day performers.  


Electronic music is huge across the world. Amazon’s Signal playlist is the best way to check out the latest releases from the best music producers

Amazon playlists for Alexa 

Amazon playlists for work

A good office playlist can really help you be more productive in the workplace. Have a listen to these and see whether it makes you work harder throughout the day. 

  • Background Beats for Work 
  • Chill House 
  • Office Friendly Dance 
  • Classical Piano for Focus 
  • Office Friendly Pop Hits 
  • Stress Be Gone 
  • Music to Write To 
  • Piano Chill 
  • Deep Thought 
  • Electronic Focus 

Amazon party playlists

The last thing you want to worry about at a party is the music. These party playlists should be able to keep you and your friends dancing and give you a good time. 

  • Friday Night Bangers 
  • Summer Pop Party 
  • Classic Hip-Hop House Party 
  • 100 Greatest Party Songs 
  • Indie House Party 
  • Disney Party 
  • 90’s Student Night 
  • Carnival Warm-Up 
  • Dancehall Party 
  • Summer BBQ 

Amazon playlists for cleaning

For most people, cleaning is a chore you’d rather not do. Unfortunately, it needs to be done and a good playlist can keep you in a good mood while you’re scrubbing away. 

  • Energising Pop 
  • Lively Hip-Hop 
  • The Sound of Modern House 
  • The R&B Pick Me Up 
  • Shove It 
  • Home Gym Workout 
  • Feel-Good Dance 
  • Epic Music 
  • CardioPOP 
  • Make You Sweat

Amazon chill out playlists

There’s nothing quite like a good jazz playlist to chill you out. There are plenty of different styles covered in these playlists to meet any occasion. 

  • Soothing Smooth Jazz 
  • Night Time Jazz 
  • The Jazz for Contemplation 
  • Romantic Jazz 
  • Dinner Party Jazz 
  • Coffee Shop Jazz 
  • Adventures in Cosmic and Spiritual Jazz 
  • Cocktail Party Jazz 
  • Sunday Morning Jazz 
  • 100 Greatest Jazz Icons 

Amazon dance playlists

One of the best things about music is that it can keep you dancing all night. Of course, you need the right music to keep you going until 3 am. Luckily, there are a lot of dance playlists from upbeat anthems to chill beats for the end of the night. 

  • Dance Hits 
  • Ultimate Summer Dance Anthems 
  • Elevate 
  • Nectar 
  • Fresh Dance 
  • Signals 
  • Summer Haze 
  • Deep Electronic Beats 
  • Neon Chill 
  • White Label 

Amazon playlists for morning

Not everyone is a morning person and music can be a great way to help you get out of bed. These morning playlists could even be set as an alarm on your Alexa. 

  • Morning Cup of Coffee 
  • Easy Morning 
  • Lazy Morning in Bed 
  • Morning Yoga 
  • Sunday Morning Indie 
  • Morning Jazz 
  • Morning Beats Blowout 
  • Epic Morning Run 
  • Mellow Morning Pop Commute 
  • Morning Blues 

Amazon holiday playlist

Once a year the time comes to get in the festive spirit. There are always more Christmas songs than you think there are so these playlists should have you covered. 

  • Feel Good Christmas 
  • Christmas Carols 
  • Soul Christmas 
  • Christmas Movie Favourites 
  • Family Christmas 
  • Driving Home for Christmas 
  • Easy Christmas 
  • Christmas Past 
  • Christmas Present 
  • Cosy Christmas 

Amazon playlists 2020 

If you want the most up to date songs, to stay on top of what’s new and hot in the industry, try one of these playlists: 

Best Songs of 2020 So Far 

If you’re looking for the best songs of this year (so far) then this is the playlist for you. There’s an interesting mix here, going from Sigrid to Slowthai so there is probably something for everyone here. 

Best of the Month 

This is a constantly updating playlist of the best songs of the past month. It’s great for those who are looking to keep up with current trends and latest releases.  

Sounds of Summer 2020 

Everyone loves a good summer playlist. Even if it is Winter, you’ll still be coming back to this. For the meantime, blast this on in the sunshine. 

Why not make your own playlists on Amazon Echo too? You can either add music to a playlist you created yourself or you can get Alexa to create one for you. At the moment, this feature only works with Amazon Music Unlimited but there may be a point where you can do this with Spotify and Apple Music too. You can ask Alexa to shuffle and loop playlists but you can also do other things like setting an alarm with your playlist. Say, “wake me up to [name of playlist] at [time and day]. You can even ask Alexa to add songs based on mood and genre.  

  • Are Amazon Music playlists free? 

Amazon Music Unlimited requires a subscription fee. If you have Prime, you can still listen to Prime Playlists and listen to music for free under Prime Music. However, if you want the extras, you’ll need to upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited, which is cheaper for Amazon Prime members.  

  • How do I make a playlist on Alexa? 

Just say: “Alexa, create a new playlist.” She will confirm and ask you what to provide a name for the playlist. Say the title of the playlist out loud and it will be created. You can now start adding songs to it, using the same kinds of verbal commands.  

  • Can Alexa play YouTube playlists? 

While Alexa can’t source music from YouTube and play from it using verbal commands, it can be used as a Bluetooth speaker. Pair any of your devices with your Alexa-enabled speaker and then play YouTube through it. You’ll control it from your device rather than verbal commands.  

Which are your favourite Amazon and Alexa playlists? Perhaps you’ve created some yourself. Let us know in the comments below.  


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