FOR CLUBBING ANTHEMS: Ministry Of Sound: The Annual 2022
As well as running one of the best dance nights in London, Ministry of Sound always releases a killer album to mark the end of the year. This playlist highlights the best dance and electronic tunes from the past 12 months – including hits from Joel Corry, Tiësto, Raye and Secondcity – as well as updated Ibiza classics.
FOR DISCO QUEENS: DISCO By B
Diana Ross fans, this one’s for you. Full of 70s and 80s disco classics, it’s guaranteed to get you onto the dancefloor. Expect plenty of Sister Sledge, Abba and Chic, plus a few Kylie Minogue numbers from her new album.
FOR HOUSE FANS: 10 Years Of Eton Messy
DJ collective Eton Messy has an extensive selection of house mixes on SoundCloud, but its new Spotify playlist includes some of the best house tunes from the past decade, as well as under-the-radar beats you might not have come across – think Jessie Ware and Naughty Boy mixed in with smaller-name DJs.
FOR RELAXED VIBES: Dinner Party After Party
Hosting a dinner party? Editors from American magazine Bon Appétit have created six dinner party playlists to set the vibe for your guests. This one starts off with mellow songs from Thundercat and Mac Miller, before moving onto the likes of Justin Timberlake and Kid Cudi.
FOR AN ALL-NIGHTER: Uplifting: Free Your Mind
When you don’t want the party to end, you need a long playlist that has it all. Ideal for late-night listening, Radio 1 DJ Arielle Free’s mix is a blend of high-octane house, techno, disco and pop remixes.
FOR DANCING: Afrobeats Party
DJ Walz’s playlist features the best new and under-the-radar Afrobeats tracks, which will all make you want to get up and dance. With new songs added weekly, there’s always something to look forward to. Listen out for Burna Boy, Tems, Ladipoe and Wizkid.
FOR THE ULTIMATE HOUSE PARTY: Metropolis
This playlist will keep all your guests entertained with its eclectic mix of genres. The combination of indie, house, hip hop and dance music makes it ideal for your next house party. From Doja Cat and Peggy Gou to Katranada, there’s something for everyone.
FOR NOUGHTIES CLASSICS: Gossip Girl Party Vibes
If your idea of a great time involves dancing to Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado, the Pussycat Dolls and Rihanna, this playlist features 60 21st-century throwbacks. Best played on shuffle, look out for old-school bangers like Rich Girl by Gwen Stefani and Ginuwine’s Pony.
FOR FAMILY PARTIES: All Ages Party Playlist
If you’re catering to all ages, this playlist has something for everyone, from newer stuff by Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran and Adele to family favourites by Queen, Whitney Houston and the Beatles. There are over 100 songs, so you can let it play all night.
FOR FEMALE RAPPERS: Women Of Hip Hop
Sometimes, it doesn’t get better than one of Spotify’s own curated playlists, and if your idea of fun involves getting down to Cardi B, Missy Elliott, Megan Thee Stallion and City Girls, this has plenty of rap and hip-hop tunes from some of the biggest names in the game.
FOR INDIE & ROCK LOVERS: Indie Christmas
Whether you’re hosting friends or want some mellow songs to listen to on Christmas Day, this playlist has festive classics with some added edge. Listen out for Finneas (Billie Eilish’s brother), Sufjan Stevens, Haim and Snow Patrol.