‘Tis the season for roadtrips! How many of you guys travel to see family during the holidays? Well, my husband and I travel to Cleveland, which is about 5 hours from Indianapolis, probably 6 times per year. During the holidays, we usually make a trip in November AND December, so that ends up being almost 20 hours total in the car within the course of a month!
Forever ago, Brett and I created a playlist called The Agreement on Spotify. It was basically a playlist of around 40 songs that we could agree on. We have some similar tastes in music, but also some SERIOUS differences. We have played that playlist out. I mean, it’s boring to us at this point. We now have a new couples playlist that has kind of a different layout, but is still one we have decided to agree upon, in just a different way.
I wanted so badly to say I came up with this idea, but it was more-so Brett’s brainchild. I’m going to explain how to make the perfect couple’s playlist for you below!
BUILD THE PERFECT COUPLES PLAYLIST
STEP 1: PERFECT YOUR TITLE
This one was easy-peasy, because I just said NO SKIPZ BISH and it was all said and done. You could title it something fun like this, or you could go with a cutesy title. I’m talking “Brett <3’s Brittney” or something cheesy like that. Whatever works for you guys!
STEP 2: SET YOUR BOUNDARIES
Our boundaries were these:
- When the list is playing, we cannot skip a song unless we added it. Say “Neon” by John Mayer comes on, and I am just not in the mood, then I could skip it. (Yeah right!) But just because Brett doesn’t want to hear John, he can’t skip it! (Mwahaha!)
- We only add ONE SONG per artist. So say I add, “How to Love” by Lil’ Wayne, Brett can’t add “Lollipop” by Lil’ Wayne. More like I can’t add all the Lil’ Wayne songs, but still.
- We only go to 100 songs! We probably should have cut it down, but half the fun was adding all the songs!
STEP 3: SELECT YOUR SONGS
We decided to make it a fun road trip task on our way back home from Cleveland the last time. We each took turns choosing a song and it filled up a lot of our time, so I would say this is something you DO NOT have to have prepared before you go on your trip. It can be fun and entertaining task to fill up time while you’re in the car!
I think it was really interesting to go back and forth and see what songs were chosen. I know I laughed out loud when Brett chose “Pony” by Ginuwine. And I know he was bummed when I chose any country songs, but that’s what makes the list fun. It’s unique to both of us, but something a little different. I find myself listening to this list now even when Brett’s NOT around. (I can’t say I never skip during those times, but shhhh! That’s our secret!)
STEP 4: ENJOY LISTENING
You could always listen to your couples playlist straight through so it’s your song then their song back and forth, but we really like listening on shuffle. It mixes things up, keeps it fresh, and you could get lucky and get your own songs multiple times in a row. SCORE!
OPTIONAL STEP 5: PLAN YOUR NEXT LIST
We are clearly music lovers, so we have even planned our next list. This one is a REVERSE list, where we go down the list of songs and for each song/artist I’ve chosen, Brett has to choose a DIFFERENT song by that same artist. It can get pretty funny with artists he may not love, like….98 Degrees? But it will be fun none the less!
I hope you guys enjoy this idea! If you do it, send me a link to your playlist so I can take a listen. You can always listen to our playlist here as well! Happy Road-Tripping, friends!!