Food is not the only thing that will make your road trip exciting, it will be more awesome if you find the right tunes to play during the trip. Just imagine being in a 4×4 off road and the pumping through the speakers are songs you and your friends enjoy singing almost on a daily basis.
However, creating a playlist is not just about throwing in songs you all know. Just like when mixtapes were a trend, playlists need to be crafted carefully and thoughtfully. Each song carries a mood with it, and the order in which they come can influence the atmosphere in the car altogether.
So if you have taken the mantle of Playlist Maker, here are some things you need to keep in mind while you are creating the ultimate road trip playlist. Included in this article are playlists which you can sift through when you are planning that long overdue Malaysian road trip.
Consider everyone’s music tastes
Remember that you are not making a playlist just for yourself, you will have to include songs that will cater to everyone’s tastes. This means mixing everyone’s music preferences in one playlist so that everyone can enjoy it. You can gather your friends together to make it easy for you to list the songs everyone likes to hear. You can also ask them for help in ordering the songs to make the genre shifts seamless.
This Top Tracks in Malaysia lists down the most played songs in the country like Charlie Puth, Bruno Mars, and Zedd.
Make sure these are songs you can sing along to
The best part about road trips is the karaoke session in the car. You and your friends belting out power ballads and show tunes will always be the fun part. So when you are building this playlist, make sure there are songs everyone can have the urge to sing along to. To make it extra fun, turn it into a game. A “Guess Which Lyric Comes Next” or an actual karaoke game where you and your friends score each other.
If you are looking for a playlist with all the number one hits, go through the Malaysia No. 1 Hits. It features songs from artists like Wany Hasitra, Armada, Syamel, and Fattah Amin.
Include new songs that will fit your group’s preferences
There are music streaming sites that have a playlist dedicated to newly discovered songs. Give that a listen and see which songs your group would like to listen to. Better yet, if you have discovered obscure bands or songs that you have been listening to, this is your chance to let them hear it.
Indie bands get so much attention in Malaysia, as well. Follow this Malaysia Indie Band playlist and listen to a more obscure set of music that you will surely blast on your speakers.
You can include chill music
Road trips are for bonding with the people you are traveling with. You should be able to spend the trip talking to them and enjoying a chat, so you do not need to feel pressured into creating a playlist that you are supposed to sing to every time. Include chill and mellow music to cool down the vibe and take that opportunity to enjoy each other’s company.
If you want to have a more laid back vibe with your music, you can access the New Music Friday Malaysia playlist and just allow the new songs to wash over you, https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWZMWLrh2UzwC. Or you can listen to the Made in Malaysia playlist which features artists like Kuizz, Nik Qistina, and Dennis Lau, https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DXa8LbKi2hqz1.
It is always fun to spend quality time with the people we love and enjoy being with. Road trips are a great way to strengthen our relationship with them, so make the most out of it. So go on and create the bangin’ playlist!
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