From the rapid emergence of Apple Music, to the sometimes rocky wave of TIDAL, to the countless other music streaming platforms that come and go, Spotify has maintained its OG status through it all. The service hit 60 million total users in July of 2017, according to Statista, and has gained nearly 20 million new users per year over the past two years, according to The Verge. And while Apple Music boasts Beats 1 Radio (which I’ve listened to exactly twice) and TIDAL tries to entice with “exclusive” premieres to stay competitive, Spotify arguably dominates in one of the most crucial parts of a streaming service: playlists.
You can get lost in the vast digital sea that is Spotify’s enormous playlist library, and it’s worth it. There’s a fire playlist for every genre, every era and every mood a human can have, and they can sometimes run hundreds of songs deep, so you’ll never be caught bumping the same playlist a third straight time at that rager you’re throwing tonight.
Whether you’re hunkered down inside, lost in a seasonal depression or celebrating the first few days of 2018 on a beach somewhere, these are the 10 best Spotify playlists right now.