NYE

Spinner’s New Year’s Eve playlist

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year, and music is an integral part of that revelry. Our 12th day of playlists features a mix inspired by Spinner’s Party Rock Anthems (that aren’t “Party Rock Anthem”).  As you reflect on the trials, tribulations, and successes of 2011 and get ready […]

Billboard Top 25 of 2011

Billboard’s top 25 tracks of 2011 playlist

As 2011 draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on all of the new music that made its way into heavy rotation throughout the year. Our day 11 playlist is a compilation of the top 25 tracks of 2011 according to the charts at Billboard.com. Spotify users can subscribe to the playlist […]

Indie Winter Wonderland

Rhapsody’s Indie Winter Wonderland playlist

As Rhapsody Editorial so astutely points out: Holiday music is not just reserved for the fair crooner. In fact, many an indie artist has been struck with yuletide fever–or has at least shivered enough through a December day to be inspired to sing about hard winters and white snow. So this isn’t strictly hall-decking, bell-jingling […]

Christmas in Australia

Songl’s Summer Set playlist

Frozen lakes, roaring fires, and snow-dusted pine trees do not comprise the standard holiday scenery for everyone. Our friends Down Under are more likely to be setting out the patio furniture, firing up the grill, and hitting the surf during the last weeks of December. To that end, Australian music service Songl (formerly Anubis.fm) has […]

Hanukkah playlist

Matisyahu’s Hanukkah 2011 playlist

Fittingly, our seventh day of playlists falls on the seventh day of Hanukkah, and so we proffer up a mix of songs to complement these last two days of the Festival of Lights. Access the playlist here on Spotify. No Spotify? Create your own version using the track listing below. Are any of your own […]

Slacker's Dysfunctional Holiday

Slacker Radio’s holiday station spectacular

This Christmas Day, make yourself merry by kicking back and letting the skilled DJs over at Slacker Radio take care of the music rotation. The sixth day of playlists is marked not by typical playlists, but instead by a spectacular selection of holiday stations that keep the tunes continuously pumping without you having to lift […]

Dark Santa

Rhapsody’s Dark Side of Santa playlist

Our fifth day of playlists falls on the one day a year that Santa has to work his hardest. Can you blame him if he’s not in the best mood? In that spirit, Rhapsody has compiled The Dark Side of Santa playlist–and offers the following Christmas Eve tale: Kris Kringle is quite the mystery. Some […]

Smithsonian Folkways

Holiday music from Smithsonian Folkways

Around the world and throughout history, people celebrate holidays with music. With the weather getting colder in the and the days getting shorter in the Northern hemisphere, people often turn to tradition, family, and music to lighten their lives in the middle of winter. In this playlist, listen to songs of Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanza. […]

Rdio Christmas Movie Music

Rdio’s Snowed In and Watching Movies playlist

Our third day of playlists is about appreciating that the holidays aren’t just about hustling here and bustling there, looking for the perfect gifts. It’s as much about those cold nights spent at home, snuggled up by the fire spending quality time with the ones you love. For many, this means watching favorite holiday movies, […]

Funky Fresh Christmas playlist

MOG’s Funky Fresh Christmas playlist

‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the cloud, The holiday music was tired, the volume far from loud. The MOG staff was determined, our noses to laptop screens, To bring a breath of fresh air to the music we all need. When out of the speakers there came such a sound! Something so […]