Playlist Category Ideas Every Music Library Should Have

While we may all have our preferences when it comes to music—certain genres, artists and even albums that we keep on repeat more than the rest—it's always good to have a diverse set of tunes at your disposal.

After all, who doesn't need a playlist category for every mood or situation? Instead of swiping through an endless stream of songs that just don't hit the right chord when you need them to, try organizing your playlists into categories so that you have them at your disposal when you need them most. But of course, no good set of songs is complete without a good title! With that said, read on for some of the best playlist names for every category in your library:

Best Playlist Names for Your Workout Songs

If you exercise as often as you're supposed to, you know that the right music really can make or break your workout. Whether you prefer running to inspiration, upbeat pop or lifting weights to bass-heavy EDM or rap, here are some of the best playlist names for your workout tunes:

  • "No pain, no gain"
  • "Pump playlist"
  • "Do it for the gains"
  • "Just keep swimming"
  • "One more set"
  • "Workout inspiration"

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Best Playlist Names for When You're Sad/Not Feeling Your Best

When you're in a mood (for whatever reason), nothing sets the stage for your main character moment quite like the right tracklist. Prepare for when things are not at their finest with one of these playlist names, the best for when you're feeling sad:

  • "It gets better"
  • "Crying in the club"
  • "Sad boy summer"
  • "The Broken Heart's Club" (alternatively, "The Ex-Girlfriends Club"
  • "Looking out the window on a long car ride"
  • "The angry playlist"
  • "Bring on the waterworks"
  • "How I deal with being single"
  • "Breakup anthems"
  • "Crying favorites"

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Best Playlist Names to Get You Up in the Morning

Now that we've covered the best playlist names for when you aren't feeling your best, how about some names that will help set you up for success when you are? Affirmations work best for these lists, so whether you're just in a great mood or need something inspirational to get you going in the morning, tack one of these onto your playlist full of happy tunes:

  • "Good vibes only"
  • "I am amazing"
  • "It's going to be a great day"
  • "Make today a good day"
  • "Glow up fuel"
  • "Get up and grind"
  • "Coffee for your ears"
  • "Growing and glowing"
  • "Main character energy"

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Best Party Playlist Names

Sure, we've covered the happy tunes already, but what about the playlist you throw on when you're having a sleepover with your best friends or a post-prom party at your parent's house? Give one of these playlist names a go:

  • "The party don't start 'til I walk in"
  • "TikTok Tunes"
  • "Don't be fancy, just get dancey"
  • "Dance party on the fly"
  • "Throwbacks you can sing along to"
  • "No panic at this disco"

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All in all, your playlist titles are what you make them—you can get as creative (or not) as you like! After all, you're the only one who has to see them, anyway. So, while we think these are some of the best playlist names for every category you may need, you can mix and match and edit them as you please.

And if you need some help building the perfect playlist to begin with (the first step before you can add one of these titles, of course), you can explore everything you need to know about it by clicking HERE.