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From Funny to Aesthetic: 95 Playlist Name Ideas

It is a well-known fact that music can determine our mood, or at least affect it to some extent. Thus, it is necessary and possible to create playlists with songs for different moods and purposes. If that is what you want to do and you need some playlist name ideas, you have come to the right place.

From funny and unique to genre-specific, here is a list of the best playlist name ideas to inspire you.

Tips for Selecting Playlist Names


As far as playlist names are concerned, you can get as creative as you want.

For example, you can categorize your playlist according to your moods. Have one with just happy songs that always make you feel better? Name it accordingly. The same goes for a playlist with ballads that make you cry, the soft hits you listen to when you just want to relax, or the love songs you turn up when you get into your feelings.

Likewise, you can name your playlist according to the activities you complete while listening to it. These can include workout playlists, those for errands or shopping trips, cleaning the house, doing laundry, or going for a run. You can even create a playlist with shower songs or late car ride tunes and name it according to that.

Another good way to name your playlist is by the type of music you put on it. For example, you can do it according to the genre and have separate playlists for all your pop, rock, rap, alternative, jazz, R&B, or country songs. Likewise, you can separate the songs by the decades of their release and create playlists for the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, and 2010s.

Finally, you can separate the playlists on your phone according to the apps they belong to. Thus, you can have playlists from Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, Deezer, Tidal, and so on.

Of course, each of the categories mentioned in this section can be divided further. That way, you can get creative playlist name ideas for all of them. If you need some inspiration, check the ones below.

Funny Playlist Name Ideas


There are certain playlists you create just for the fun of it. You include songs that usually wouldn’t go together by following a theme only you can understand. It can be songs you find funny because of the memories you associate with them or due to their lyrics or instrumentation. Either way, such a playlist deserves a name that is just as funny as its contents. Here are some ideas that you can consider:

#1. Clown Songs

#2. Alarm Sounds Disguised as Music

#3. Funeral Song Ideas

#4. Serial Killer Vibes

#5. Songs That Only Make Sense When You’re High

#6. Drunk Hits

#7. What Do These Even Mean?

#8. No Sense Just Vibes

#9. Main Character Songs

#10. Songs Ruined By Tik Tok

#11. Listen at Your Own Discretion

Sad Playlist Name Ideas

Sometimes, all you really need is a good crying session. Whether it’s because you’ve just gotten out of a relationship or you are suffering from a bout of seasonal depression, here are some perfect playlist name ideas:

#12. Depression Time

#13. Bring the Tissues

#14. Cry Me a River… Or Two

#15. Heartbreak Anthems

#16. For Bad Days

#17. Misery Business

#18. If I Could Go Back In Time

#19. Curl Up and Play It Loud

#20. Sad Girl Hours

#21. I Miss You

#22. Free Therapy Session

#23. In My Feelings

Creative Playlist Name Ideas


These names can work for just about any playlist type you think of. If you want to come up with something similar yourself, all you have to do is let your imagination run free. You can use lyrics that you love, lines from poetry, make puns, or do just about anything else that makes sense to you.

#24. Something Wicked This Way Comes

#25. Ethereal Alternative

#26. Female Rage Bops

#27. (Stu)Dying

#28. Breaking Dawn

#29. Love Sweet Love

#29. Tell Me Why

#30. Songs That Deserved Better

#31. Weddings, Funerals, and Other Disasters

#32. Livin’ La Vida Loca

#33. Bedroom DJ

#34. Midnight Hues

#35. Rain Songs

Christmas Playlist Song Ideas

For most people, Christmas is the best time of the year. No matter how hard life might get, some holiday cheer is all they need to feel okay and hopeful again. And since nothing is as uplifting as Christmas music, having a playlist full of it is simply a must. Here are some name ideas to help you get started:

#36. Cozy Up By the Fireplace

#37. Christmas Morning Jams

#38. Christmas Love

#39. Sounds Like Christmas

#40. All I Want for Christmas Is You

#41. ‘Tis the Damn Season

#42. Baby, Please Come Home

#43. It’s Christmas, Baby!

#44. Count the Songs Until the First Annual Family Fight

#45. The Ultimate Christmas Collection

Rap Playlist Name Ideas


If you are a fan of rap, then you probably know how hard it can be to pick a playlist name that will fit the songs you choose. However, it is certainly not impossible if you put some effort into it. Here are some ideas to get you started:

#46. Gangsta Hours

#47. Get Lit

#48. Chill and Dope

#49. That’s a Rap

#50. Old School Homies

#51. Sicko Mode Forever

#52. Hard Hitters

#53. Rap Workout

Country Playlist Name Ideas

When people think of country music, they think of banjos, heavy accents, and guitar hooks you just can’t help but sway to. However, country music is also full of excellent storytelling-based songwriting and fantastic vocals. Here are some playlist name ideas that will incorporate all of that:

#54. Afternoon Tractor Rides

#55. Angry Country

#56. Cowboy Like Me

#57. Women of Country

#58. The Good Old Days

#59. Yeehaw Time

#60. The Storytellers of Old

#61. My Neck, My Back, and My Truck

Party Playlist Name Ideas


No matter what kind of party you are throwing, having great music is a must. If you need some ideas for naming your party playlist, check out these:

#62. Let’s Get This Party Started

#63. Turn It Up

#64. Get Dancing

#65. Dancefloor Bangers

#66. Feeling Good As Hell

#67. No More Sad Songs

#68. Last Friday Night

#69. Karaoke Night Bangers

#70. Don’t Sing. Yell.

#71. Badass Tunes

#72. Girl Power Anthems

Indie Playlist Ideas

Lately, no genre has been as popular as indie. People love how calming and lyric-focused this genre is, as well as how relaxing listening to it can be. If you want to create an indie playlist but don’t know what to name it, read on.

#73. Chillout Indie

#74. Coffee Shop Tunes

#75. Dreamy Indie

#76. Sounds of Sunshine

#77. Close Your Eyes and Relax

#78. Feel-Good Vibes

#79. Indie for the Soul

Aesthetic Playlist Name Ideas


Though some playlists are pretty general and easy to name, some are meant to transport you to a specific situation or point in time. These playlists are usually filled with songs that don’t belong to the same genre but that rather evoke the same feelings or paint the same pictures in the minds of listeners.

If you need an idea for such an aesthetic compilation, the ones below can help you.

#80. Misunderstood Villain Songs

#81. Somber Woodland Fairy Music

#82. Late Night Chill

#83. Academia Appropriate Study Session Tunes

#84. 19th Century Italy Love Story

#85. Songs That Will Make You Feel Like the Main Character

#86. If You’re Hearing This, It’s Too Late

#87. Rainy Cottagecore Music

#88. It’s Not a Phase, Mom

#89. Emo Hours

#90. Thinking of You

#91. Bridgerton Ball Vibes

#92. I Don’t Wanna Grow Up

#93. A Theater Kid’s Dream

#94. Highway to Hell

#95. Once Upon a Time

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