Best new playlists, shows, and exclusives on Apple Music in August 2018


This week, you can check out a new interview with Apple Music's latest Up Next act, rock group Greta Van Fleet. Josh and Sam from the group sit down to talk about the influence of their parents' record collection and where they think rock is headed.

  • Jeremy Degan and Greta Van Fleet - Check it out! (opens in new tab)

Best of Beats 1

One of the best parts of Apple's Beats 1 is the lineup of unique shows that the station has assembled. Apple Music subscribers can listen to each full episode on demand, or skip to the new playlist with tracks from that week's show. This week, we've got new episodes from Ezra Koenig, The Weeknd, and Jehnny Beth.

  • Time Crisis - This week, Ezra and Jake are once again joined by actor Cazzie David, who stops by to talk about songs of the summer alongside a playlist powered by Grateful Dead, Drake, The Doors, and Bebe Rexha.
  • Memento Mori - As The Weeknd enjoys the summer, check out exclusive mixes and new work, alongside a playlist featuring the likes of j^p^n, J Dilla, Kero Kero Bonito, and Don Toliver.
  • Start Making Sense - British musician Anna Calvi joins Jehnny Beth to talk about Hunter, Calvi's new album. The two are accompanied by a playlist with music from James, Black, Courtney Barnett, Oneohtrix Point Never, Franz Ferdinand, and more.

Essential Playlists

Apple Music features a number of carefully curated playlists built both by its own experts as well as several influential publications and companies. These lists highlight the week's best music, interesting artists that you should be listening to, and more, and are constantly updated with fresh tracks.

Music playlists

  • Best of the Week - The Apple Music team has collected the week's biggest and best tracks into a new updating list. This week, enjoy music from Eminem, twenty one pilots, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, and Carrie Underwood. - Get the playlist (opens in new tab)
  • Summer BBQ - Fire up the grill and spin up this playlist of great tracks to play at your next summer cookout. It features excellent music from artists such as George Ezra, Kate Nash, MGMT, and Vance Joy. - Get the playlist (opens in new tab)
  • Road Trip Sing-Along Songs - After you pack up the car for a new cross-country adventure, you'll want to make sure that you put on a great playlist, and this one from Digster is a great choice. It's got great sing-along tracks from Smash Mouth, Katy Perry, Queen, Bastille, and many more. - Get the playlist (opens in new tab)

Video playlists

  • The A-List: Pop Videos - The top videos in pop music, that everyone's watching right now, including work from Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, ZAYN, and In Real Life. - Watch the list (opens in new tab)
  • '10s Video Hits - Whether it's 'HUMBLE.' from Kendrick Lamar or 'Rolling In the Deep' from Adele, the videos on this list are some of the best and most popular videos of this decade. - Watch the list (opens in new tab)
  • Classic Country Videos - From work by Martina McBride to Shania Twain, these videos are the iconic examples of the best of country music. - Watch the list (opens in new tab)

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Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.