I don't know about you, but all too often I find myself in a musical rut.
I get cravings for a certain kind of music, I listen to that song nonstop for weeks or even months, I realize I can't take that song anymore, and I end up listlessly flipping through Spotify playlists and my friends' music selections to chase some time. unbearable before hitting my next lyrical obsession.
Let me digress for a moment...
When I first tried Tinder, all I wrote on my profile was, "I'm fed up with my current music. What do you have for me?" This worked wonders for the dual purpose of increasing matches and creating a new playlist (which I'm fed up with by now).
You are welcome.
Anyway, since a good group of people I know now use Amazon's Alexa-enabled Echo or Echo Dotorganize your home, your life, your shopping and entertainment options, I thought it might be worth taking a look at what Alexa can do for me and my musical boredom.
Because I'm so chic
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As it turns out, there are a myriad of options out there!
If you're not familiar with Alexa yet,Here is Amazon's statementhow "she" works:
“Alexa lets you ask questions and requests using just your voice. For example, you can ask Alexa a question like 'What's the weather like in New York today?' , a recording of what you asked Alexa is sent to Amazon's cloud so that we can process and respond to your request.
“You access Alexa differently depending on the type of device you use. With "hands-free" devices like the Amazon Echo, you access Alexa by saying the wake word (Alexa, Echo, Amazon or computer). For other devices, like some Fire tablets, access Alexa with the push of a button."
The help categories that Alexa provides include:
- music and entertainment
- calls and messages
- news and information
- questions and answers
- help at home
- Smart House
- fun and games
- Alexa Skills
Returning to the playlist dilemma, I fished a little...
According to Amazon (again), you can "add music to your playlists anytime from the Amazon Music app".
That sounds easy, and not only that, but it turns out that picking a playlist someone else has already made via Alexa is even easier than I thought!
All you have to do is say "Alexa!" and then "Play [any playlist you want] playlist." And voila! Music!
From there you can do all sorts of things from shuffling a list to repeating a song and trumpets please! Ask Alexa to start a song you're tired of!
Here are some of the best Alexa commands:
Here are the 11 best Amazon Music playlists you need to ask Alexa to play for you right now:
For me, all good things have to start with 90's hip-hop, that's the way it is.
And you just can't go wrong with this mix of Outkast, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, 2Pac, Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill, LL Cool J, Common and more.
2.Roadtrip: Alternativa der 90er
The 90's just happened across all genres, what can I say?
Nothing says freedom and sunshine like Jane's Addiction, Pearl Jam, The Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Beck, U2, Blind Melon and just about everyone else who got us on the flannel bandwagon three decades ago. (OMG, I feel old...)
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3.50 great songs from the last 10 years
Lest you think I'm just some crazy old man using this article to relive his college years, I bring you this playlist to give you a loving "There you go!" This one might not be packed with today's latest hits, but they're easy to find on the first screen of your chosen music app.
The eclectic mix of hits from Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Maroon 5, Lil Wayne, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and Linkin Park will keep you rocking all day.
4.the smallest hipster
Whether you're the kid of a hipster or a hipster with kids, only the best of the best is good enough, even (or maybe especially) when it comes to your music choices. And what could be cooler for an ultra-trendy kid than wearing just the right amount of retro?
Featuring Barenaked Ladies, Lisa Loeb, Casper Babypants (OMG, why didn't I think of that name?!?!), Cake and Recess Monkey, this playlist will ensure your little one is ahead of their time, ironically leaving only one foot to spare. left in the past.
5.modern field training
I need to be honest here. I don't know much about country music, but I do know it's a great workout combo.
This list includes names that both diehard country fans and the less experienced will love, such as Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, and Dustin Lynch.
6.50 great slow R&B songs
Nothing, and I mean nothing, says "let's do this" like old R&B.
Take the long list of artists included here, such as Beyoncé, Teddy Pendergrass, SWV, Janet Jackson, Maxwell, R, Kelly, Usher, Aretha Franklin, Jodeci, Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Toni Braxton, Justin Timberlake. just nothing sexier than that.
7.classic rock scene
The perfect match for any dinner party or really any occasion where you just want to relax is a good old fashioned skirt.
This combination combines the heart, grit and passion of world famous bands like America, Jim Croce, The Beatles, Neil Young, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, James Taylor, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac and The Rolling Stones. .
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Some days you just have to scream your ass off, and at those times nothing lessens your anger like a little heavy metal/hard rock.
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Songs by Rage Against The Machine, Linkin Park, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Korn, Rob Zombie and more are the perfect way to let yourself scream at the top of your lungs without alerting the authorities that they have to pay. a visit.
9.50 great musical numbers
For drama geeks and the upper class, sometimes the only thing that gets it right is a good ol' Broadway song.
Top numbers in this playlist of classic crowd favorites like Hamilton, Les Miserables, Wicked, Rent, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd and more are guaranteed to get you moving and lift your spirits.
10The Golden Age of Pop Punk
For the rebels among us, punk is hip.
These songs by the likes of Fall Out Boy, Blink-182, Good Charlotte, Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance and their crew have more energy than most puppies I've ever known.
OK, that was a weird analogy for punk rock bands, but you know what I mean.
11eminem and more
Just because he's my type, I had to add this playlist centered around Eminem and his group of rap stars like Dr. Dre, The Notorious B.I.G., 50 Cent and Obie Trice.
I don't know what these gentlemen do, but their music makes everything seem a little better.
In fact, I think I'm going to have to use it now...
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