• Maggie Neuman

Ranking M&M's Spotify Playlists

So hear me out here… have y’all ever heard or seen an ad that you couldn’t get out of your head? Maybe this happens to me too much because I’m an Advertising major but there are a lot of times that ads stick in my head. Usually I don’t act on them but this time was different. When I’m not listening to WIDR, I’m usually listening to Spotify whose ads are ridiculous. Ridiculously annoying and ridiculous in general. For months I have been hearing this Spotify ad for M&M's playlists. The ads tell you to buy a bag of M&M's, scan the Spotify code on the bag, and gain access to these themed playlists. Now I don’t like this idea. The entire concept annoys me. But in this case curiosity killed me and I had to buy some M&M’s to listen to these playlists. So I did. I bought four shareable bags of M&M’s for this and I don’t even like M&M’s that much. But that’s beside the point. I’m here today to tell you about and rank the M&Ms playlists I purchased and listened to which were “Party Bangers”, “I’m kinda into you”, “Like a Boss”, and “Friends4Ever”. I will be ranking and judging these playlists on 3 factors:

  1. Does the music in the playlists align with the theme?

  2. Does the music have a good variety? i.e. is it not basic?

  3. Did I personally enjoy the music/would I listen again?

Obviously some of this will be subjective, but nonetheless keep reading to see my ranking of these M&M's playlists!

4. Friends4Ever

I’m gonna be honest here, this playlist was pretty atrocious mostly because it was so CHEESY! With songs like “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” (both in English AND Spanish I might add), “Count on Me”, and “Thank You For Being a Friend”, this playlist was a recipe for mac and cheese without the mac. Now don’t get me wrong, there were some great songs on here like “Jumpin’ Jumpin’”, “Why Can’t We Be Friends”, and “With A Little Help From My Friends”. This playlist did fit the theme really well, it’s definitely a friendship oriented playlist. There was also a pretty decent variety of music including a few son