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What’s Playing on Your Plane Now? Check Out the Boarding Music Playlist from our MAX Aircraft!

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In 2017, when Southwest introduced the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to our fleet, we were able to take advantage of the capability to play music during the boarding process on those aircraft to enhance our Customer Experience. We’ve heard requests from many Customers who want to know what songs are included in the playlist, so check out the details of the winter playlist (playing now through April) below!


In curating this playlist, we focus on blending recognizable radio hits while also providing the opportunity for our Customers and Employees to discover up-and-coming artists and new music.


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Songs in the playlist are categorized and played onboard according to the time of day and respective mood. There is “Uplifting Chill” for early morning or late evening departures, “Seize the Day” for mid-day flights with our afternoon crowd, and “Soaring Anthems” for late afternoon and evening flights. 


“Uplifting Chill” Playlist

  • “Run” by Dansu
  • “Take Me There” by Future Generations
  • “Capricorn” by Elderbrook
  • “In Camera” by Yumi Zouma
  • “Show Me” by John Splithoff
  • “PARAD(w/me)E” [Rostam Remix] by Sylvan Esso
  • “Tidal Wave” by JP Cooper
  • “Lights Down Low” by Gizo Varillas
  • “Easy Way Out” by Broncho
  • “Close Enough” by R.LUM.R
  • “The Ways” by Khalid
  • “Beautiful Renegades” [The Knocks Remix] by X Ambassadors
  • “Me and You” by HONNE
  • “Where Did I Go” by Jorja Smith
  • “Mt. Joy” by Mt. Joy
  • “If I Could Be Like You” by Castlecomer
  • “Doesn’t Matter” by Gallant
  • “Shed a Light” [Acoustic Version] by Robin Shulz & David Guetta & Cheat Codes
  • “It’ll Be Alright” by Donkeyboy

“Seize the Day” Playlist

  • “Here We Go” by Wild
  • “The Bright Side” by Summer Kennedy
  • “Are You Ready to Fly” by Crush Effect
  • “Imagine All You Can Do” by Animal Island
  • “Finally Free” by Niall Horan
  • “Connection” by OneRepublic
  • “Making It Up” by Jason Mraz
  • “All My Friends” by Revivalists
  • “Sunday Morning” by Parmalee
  • “All I Am” by Jess Glynne
  • “Me and My Friends” by Juliet Roberts
  • “Dancing” by Saint Raymond
  • “I Like Me Better” [Ryan Riback Remix] by Lauv
  • “Somethin’ I’m Good At” by Brett Eldredge
  • “Warriors” by Allen Stone
  • “Boom Boom” by Lucas Hoge
  • “High Five” by Sigrid
  • “Feel Good” [Radio Edit] by Tall and Small
  • “Travelin’ Light” by Dierks Bentley

“Soaring Anthems” Playlist

  • “Heatstroke” by Aaron Sprinkle
  • “Let’s Go” by Passenger
  • “A Week Ago” by Wild Rivers
  • “Up Up and Away” by Newton Faulkner
  • “Over and Over” by Ben Rector
  • “Hands Up” by New Respects
  • “Higher” by Broke Royals
  • “Forever” by Billy Raffoul
  • “Yesterday’s Song” by Hunter Hayes
  • “Clean Eyes” by Syml
  • “Coming Home” by Sheppard
  • “Land of the Living” by Plain White T’s
  • “Tempt My Trouble” by Bishop Briggs
  • “Paradise” by Ofenbach
  • “Fire And Water” [Ash Howes Radio Edit] by Wandering Hearts
  • “By the Way” by Lindsay Ell


Which song is your favorite? Let us know by commenting below!