Music for Coding: 50 Spotify Playlists for Developers
If you’re on the hunt for new music for coding, we’ve got you covered.
We recently launched the beta version of Music Time, our code editor plugin that learns when you code best and automatically creates personalized playlists. Every week, our AI dj recommends new songs that we think you’ll enjoy coding to.
Below are a few public playlists to get you started.
All Spotify playlists below are embedded in this web page so that you can try them out without needing to open your Spotify app.
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Software Top 40
Want to know what other developers are listening to while coding? Check out the Software Top 40 for the most popular songs from the developer community.
The Software Top 40 aggregates data from Music Time users. You can follow the playlist on Spotify or software.com/top40.
Hypnotic electronic for studies and a relax. [100 songs, 3.26m followers, Spotify]
Keep calm and focus with atmospheric music. [185 songs, 3.15m followers, Spotify]
Free your mind and let your thoughts flow, or let the world fade to a soft focus as you drift off to dream. [45 songs, 290k followers, Spotify]
Enhance your focus with classical music. [244 songs, 16k followers, Spotify]
Instrumental house for when you need to focus. [65 songs, 3k followers, Spotify]
Indie Folk for Focus
Zone in (or out) with ethereal, meditative instrumental indie folk and acoustic tracks. [110 songs, 712k followers, Spotify]
Piano music to hone your focus and thought process. [176 songs, 257k followers, Spotify]
Focus your flow with uptempo instrumental hip-hop beats. [90 songs, 141k followers, Spotify]
Music for Concentration
Minimalism, electronica, and modern classical to concentrate to. [90 songs, 1.1m followers, Spotify]
Calming piano music for enhanced concentration. [160 songs, 654k followers, Spotify]
Get into a morning flow with this focus playlist. [67 songs, 446k followers, Spotify]
Score your study sessions with some calm, focus-enhancing classical and instrumental works. [155 songs, 1.9m followers, Spotify]
Intense Studying: Mixtape Edition
Classical music to help you concentrate and stay focused during your most intense studying sessions. [Spotify]
Soundtrack for Study
Instrumental music from your favourite movies specifically curated to help you concentrate. [70 songs, 359k followers, Spotify]
Beautiful scores to accompany your reading. [104 songs, 700k followers, Spotify]
A smooth musical backdrop to keep your focus on the task at hand. [181 songs, 1m followers, Spotify]
Stay focused with these instrumental electronic and trap beats. [72 songs, 26k followers, Spotify]
Chill Out Music
The ultimate chill out playlist. [129 songs, 653k followers, Spotify]
Music wellness for your soul. [165 songs, 358k followers, Spotify]
Your Favorite Coffeehouse
Curl up in your favorite spot with some sweet, mellow tunes. [111 songs, 3.7m followers, Spotify]
Relax and indulge with some profoundly beautiful piano pieces. [240 songs, 5.5m followers, Spotify]
Melodic future bass, warm vocal drizzle, and dreamy dance music. [185 songs, 536k followers, Spotify]
Calm before the Storm
Improve your concentration with aerial post-rock sounds. [40 songs, 232k followers, Spotify]
Binaural Beats: Focus
Enhance your concentration by traveling through different brainwave frequencies until you reach peak awareness in Gamma state. [39 songs, 57k followers, Spotify]
Binaural Beats: Gamma Brainwaves
Tones with sound frequencies that increase focus and concentration. [14 songs, 10k followers, Spotify]
Binaural Beats: Beta Brainwaves
Tones with frequencies that encourage alertness. [19 songs, 7k followers, Spotify]
Gold Instrumental Beats
Timeless hip hop instrumentals and contemporary beats inspired by the golden era. [47 songs, 197k followers, Spotify]
Beats to think to
Focus with deep techno and tech house. [80 songs, 227k followers, Spotify]
Chill instrumental beats for cool coffeehouse vibes. [104 songs, 27k followers, Spotify]
Beats to relax and focus. [318 songs, 2.3m followers, Spotify]
The absolute hardest electronic tracks. [132 songs, 128k followers, Spotify]
Chill techno and tech house. [80 songs, 351k followers, Spotify]
Walk Like a Badass
Big riffs and pounding drums to help you strut the streets like the badass you are. [50 songs, 1.7m followers, Spotify]
For those who like the newest songs loud. Very loud. [100 songs, 661k followers, Spotify]
Punk rock from the 90s and 00s that you need in your life. [50 songs, 466k followers, Spotify]
Chilled Drum & Bass
Escape with these melodic liquid drum & bass beats. [50 songs, 11k followers, Spotify]
You’re on top of the world. Don’t forget it. [60 songs, 2.8m followers, Spotify]
Need a burst of inspiration? These artsy and innovative tracks are sure to spark your creativity. [86 songs, 358k followers, Spotify]
Soulful tracks to help you get through your day. [121 songs, 71k followers, Spotify]
No dust was found after cleaning to this playlist. [80 songs, 73k followers, Spotify]
A feel-good soulful house and disco selection. [97 songs, 188k followers, Spotify]
Musica para feeling good. [47 songs, 441k followers, Spotify]
Cafe con Leche
Savor life like a cup of your favorite cafecito. [50 songs, 408k followers, Spotify]
A fun mix of folksy and acoustic covers. [110 songs, 3.5m followers, Spotify]
The ethereal world of experimental music with organic sounds. [50 songs, 69k followers, Spotify]
Dance music unplugged. [100 songs, 190k followers, Spotify]
Including genre-defining classics, postminimalism, holy minimalism, and more. [51 songs, 116k followers, Spotify]
Drown in an ocean of atmospheric soundscapes. [50 songs, 171k followers, Spotify]
A deep dive into Experimental and Ambient music today. [Spotify]
Create your own coding playlist
Listening to playlists curated by Spotify or other developers is a great way to discover new and productive music. As you listen to music while coding, you'll start to find what music works best for you.
If you want to explore your best coding music and get automatic song recommendations, check out our Music Time plugin.
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