3 Amazing Summer Spotify Playlists To Listen To

3 Amazing Summer Spotify Playlists To Listen To - Female Original

Creating my own playlists is one of my favourite things to do, I’ll admit. But every now and then it’s nice to be able to put on a playlist that you don’t know inside out. When I’m looking to listen to something new I’ll always turn to Spotify to see what ready-made playlists they have to offer. And I thought it might be nice to share a few of their playlists that I’ve been enjoying listening to recently. Want to discover some Summer Spotify playlists? Here are my top three…

3 Amazing Summer Spotify Playlists To Listen To

What I love so much about Spotify is how easy it is to discover new music. Whether that’s through your ‘discover weekly’ or ‘release radar’ playlists – or maybe even through checking out a few new genres. One of my favourite genres to listen to in Summer is Bossa Nova. For anyone who hasn’t listened to a lot of Bossa Nova music before, here a quick intro. Bossa Nova (meaning “new trend” or “new wave”) is a type of Brazilian music that became popular in the ’50s/’60s. Bringing together samba and jazz, Bossa Nova is often performed solely on a nylon-stringed guitar with the addition of vocals. However, it’s also widely performed in larger groups with a jazz-like arrangement – with the guitar playing the backing rhythm. Some notable artists from the genre include João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfá.

Bossa Nova Playlist

With this in mind, my first Summer Spotify playlist recommendation is their Bossa Nova playlist. This is just the ultimate chilled Summer vibes playlist. I absolutely love listening to it outside in the garden when we get some sunny days here in Liverpool, or when I’m inside cooking on our not-so-sunny days. There are quite a few completely instrumental tracks on the playlist which are perfect for relaxing. But there’s also some really great party tracks that you could definitely have a little dance to. Whether you’re reading in the sun, doing a bit of gardening, cooking or even having a few drinks, this playlist is sure to transport you to your favourite holiday destination.

Roots Rising Playlist

My second Summer Spotify playlist recommendation is their Roots Rising playlist. In comparison to the Bossa Nova playlist, I’d say this is more of a background music playlist. But that’s simply just because most of the tracks are incredibly chilled. While the Bossa Nova playlist is relaxed with a few part tunes, Roots Rising is pretty much entirely made of chilled tunes. There were only a handful of artists whose names I recognised before I gave the playlist a listen, including Jade Bird, Leon Bridges and Ben Howard, so it was a great playlist for discovering loads of new artists.

Sweet Soul Sunday Playlist

Finishing off the trio, we’ve got Sweet Soul Sunday which is a long-time favourite Spotify playlist of mine. I’ve been listening to it for a few years now, so I guess it’s about time that I post about it! Sweet Soul Sunday is essentially a playlist that’s entirely made up of soul music. It’s a great mix of old skool classics along with some new artists that have just come onto the music scene. What I love so much about this playlist is that it’s constantly being updated by Spotify. It’s not just one playlist set in stone. Every few weeks Spotify will switch it up with some new tunes.

Sweet Soul Sunday is an all-year-round playlist for me, but I wanted to highlight it for Summer because it has such a calm, relaxed feel to it as a playlist. Summer to me is all about relaxation, enjoying the sun and just all-round good vibes. And this playlist definitely gives off good vibes! If you’re looking to regularly discover new music then Sweet Soul Sunday could be a great playlist for you. Just remember that it’ll change all the time, so if there’s a couple of specific tunes that you like from the playlist make sure to make a note of them!

Any Summer Spotify playlists to recommend?

Do you listen to pre-made Spotify playlists on the regular, or do you prefer making your own? Have you got any Summer Spotify playlists to recommend to me? Let me know in the comments.

Female Original

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48 thoughts on “3 Amazing Summer Spotify Playlists To Listen To

  1. I love the sounds of Bossa Nova and Roots Rising (pun intended).
    I love both making playlists, which combine my odd contrasting tastes in music, but I love listening to premade lists for the same reason; someone made them and their picks are always fascinating.

    1. I really enjoyed listening to the Bossa Nova playlist – so glad I came across it! It’s a lot of fun making your own playlists but I definitely agree that it’s nice to listen to premade ones to see other peoples picks 🙂 x

  2. This is great timing! I was using my lockdown boredom to try and discover some new playlists the other day but ended up falling into the trap of listening to about 15 that are almost the same trying to find ‘the one’ so not actually discovering anything new at all. Please tell me I’m not the only one that does that? Anyway, I clearly need help choosing so I’m going to check these out. I love the sound of the third one! x


    1. I’ve for sure been guilty of listening to endless similar playlists in search of ‘the one’ on Spotify – you aren’t alone! Sweet Soul Sunday is amazing, there’s always such a great mix of older soul music and new artists too. A great playlist for discovering new musicians! x

  3. Spotify does a great job curating their playlists. I’ll often listen to the Classic Acoustic and Essential Folk playlists. Other than that, I like to make my own playlists or go to a specific artist and see if they have any playlists. I go on binges of artist created playlists because I like to see what inspires my favorite bands.

    1. I’ve never really checked out my favourite artists curated playlists before – I guess I never though to do it! I’ll definitely be doing that from now on 🙂 x

  4. I am always on the search for new music. Thanks for this, now I have some more songs to add to my list! Keep enjoying and discovering more music! ❤️

  5. Love the playlists, specially the 3rd one. I was just looking for a nice new playlist to listen to while I catch up with tons of work, so this post came in handy. Thanks for sharing! (:

  6. I’m an Apple Music user… oops :’) I’m definitely a fan of making & using my own playlists, but I do like to turn to the ones Apple curates for me every now and then. Maybe I should reopen my Spotify account for the Bossa Nova playlist; that one definitely sounds up my street!

    1. I’ve never used Apple Music so I can’t compare! The Bossa Nova playlist is definitely worth reopening your Spotify account for though haha x

    1. There were so many songs that were completely new to me as well! It’s always fun to discover new artists though 🙂 x

  7. I love Spotify playlists, my favourite one at the moment is called ‘Mood Booster’ and it does make me feel cheerful 🙂 Thank you for sharing these recommendations Faye, I always enjoy discovering new music. I like the sound of the Roots Rising playlist, especially as it’s so chill and you can put it on in the background whilst working – sounds perfect! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. I’m definitely someone who loves their own playlists but it’s nice to listen to other peoples playlists every now and then! Spotify do some really great ones as well x

  8. I love looking for new playlists. Thank you for the suggestions! I love really chill music so I will take a listen to all 3 and collate my favourites!! I love looking for new music, everyone has such unique tastes, I love it!

    Em x

    1. So glad you like the sound of the playlists! Hopefully you’ll find some great tracks for your own playlist 🙂 x

    1. I’d forgotten all about Rebecca Ferguson until I saw Nothing’s Real but Love in the playlist. Such a great track! x

  9. These playlists are bomb! I’ve already found a few songs I like from each of them but I think my favorite playlist so far is the Sweet Soul Sunday one. It just makes me want to dance while cooking Sunday breakfast lol! I’m a big music person-rarely go a minute in the day without it- & I have a few different music platform apps on my phone. Thankfully, I’ll be able to enjoy these on Spotify too! Thanks for sharing them!

  10. This is so helpful! I just managed to listen once to the old “sweet soul sunday” playlist and then it changed 🙁 does anyone have the titles of the old songs in that playlist?

    Thank you!

    1. Glad you enjoyed listening! That’s the thing with the playlist – it’s always changing! My advice would be to ‘like’ all of the songs you enjoyed from the playlist, then you’ll remember them when they change it x

  11. I’ve just been proper browsing and reading your blog and I LOVE that you have a music section. I’ve always wanted to do it myself but never known what to post in it! ❤️

    Great blog x

    1. Ah thank you! Music is one of my favourite topics to write about. You should definitely go for it – I’d love to read more music posts from other bloggers 🙂 x

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