Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list


Re: Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list


I've also been having this problem. I've gone through and reset my password, logged out of all sessions (have an account through FB and changed the FB password). And most recently cleared all associated devices.


It still appears to be happening, attached below is a screenshot with the very fake looking artists/songs (circled in pink). What are next steps on fixing this?


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Here are the titles typed:


Violet Epsilon - Grey Evolution

Ghourob - erty dkzom

The Creek - West Sparta

Limit - The Celebration

The Electronic Riches - An Aeronautic Video Game

Smooth Beats - Elected Reality

Thankful N' Thougthful [Deluxe Edition] by Bettye Lavette - Anthony J Cuccia (playlist)

Perchouille - Nico84 (playlist)

Mochila nas Costas / Empurra Empurra - DJ Felipé Único

Manipulated - Confidentiality of Crowns

Unparalled Ghost - Grand Pandora

elton - josh.sekel (playlist)

Rayden - Mosaico (Versión Comentada) - zetawea

Psycho - DJ Strikos JR

Holly to Wood - Tromposine GR


PS. This is also not the first set of random songs, this has been happening for a while.

Re: Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list

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Hi there @DCS_@madmojo  @Kai_Abreu @Kjg23,

thank you all for the feedback and replies !


If you're all still feeling that the protection steps aren't helping your account from having strange behavior on it, i would suggest  you consider creating a new account.


In order to easily transfer all your data to the new account all you need to do is to follow the steps provided on this Spotify answer.

Note: you'd have to redownload all your offline content


Please let me know what you think and if this is an option for you :)


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Re: Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list

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Sorry, but this is obviously not the solution. I've gone through, logged off all devices in the menu, reset the password to a ridiculously secure one and it's still happening. This was a well reported issue previously and it's still happening. It looks like a bug, or a loophole/issue on Spotifys end . We shouldn't have to create new accounts.

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Hey there @pmanington,


Thanks for confirming what you've done so far! 


Several things we need to know:

  1. Does your music get interrupted while you're listening?
  2. Do you have songs missing or being added to your playlists? 
  3. Is there anything else out of the ordinary happening in your account? 
  4. Have you logged on on another device to see if the same happens?

Thanks in advance for your response!

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I would like to report the same issue, I have taken all the proposed steps except for creating a new account. I changed my Spotify password multiple times, logged out all devices, even changed my email password. So there is no way a third party has access to my account but still somehow songs show up in the recent playlist. No playlists are created or altered or any other weird activity, its only songs in the recent played list. I don't think that is my problem to solve but Spotify's. Since there are many accounts affected, I hope there is a

solution soon.



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I started having this issue about 4 days ago.... Random music showing in recently played. I am a PAYING PREMIUM SUBSCRIBER and about to cancel over this because it's creepy, and it's sad Spotify has no fix for this (a new account is not a fix) and doesn't seem to take 2 factor authentication seriously.  So this started about 4 days ago, then I was listening on my phone Friday, and it randomly stopped playing out of my phone. When I opened the app on my phone I could see it was playing some random artist I'd never heard of through another device. I looked at the devices available and there was some random desktop chrome player on there playing the music (btw, would sure be nice if I could name my devices so that I would recognize them...otherwise you just see random letters and numbers or generic device names so I can't tell what is legit and what isn't). I switched back to my device and what I wanted to play and whoever was on the other end was just messing with me and kept stealing it back or playing their weird random/crappy songs. I changed my password, unlinked any accounts/apps that were synced, logged out of all devices, changed my email password, changed my Facebook password, and it was still happening. Repeated these steps again, still happening. Repeated again still finding random music in my recently played. please help! And please don't tell me to create a new account-that is not a fix/solution, that is a workaround and there is no reason to believe a new account won't suffer from the same exploit. You need to offer a fix that actually secures the users account--this should be kicked up the chain to your security leads or chief info security officer. This is a critical flaw and it's not just a crummy password. I am using strong passwords and this is continuing to happen. These artists all seem to be fake--i Google them and nothing comes up except links to other streaming services....


Re: Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list


Hi @jar97-US,


we're sorry to hear about what you've experienced with your Premium account and music as we honestly understand how frustrating this can be. Let's take a closer look onto the situation and ways we can deal with it without focusing too much on creating a new account.


For one, when you notice unrecognized or unauthorized devices connected to your account, you can log out everywhere by following the quick steps you'll find here. This will be immediately more effective than switching back to your device, as it will cut any connection between your account and the unauthorized device(s).


You can also combine this action with a subsequent password reset, to make sure that whoever is trying to access your account with the device you cut off won't be able to log in again with the same password. You can always use this link to reset your Spotify password.


We can also suggest, since you mentioned a link between your Spotify account and Facebook profile, to make sure you disconnect your Spotify from any third-party apps since the related access credentials could have been compromised and used to access your Spotify in unauthorized ways. Take a look here to see how you can disconnect Spotify from other apps.


Lastly, it's worth a shot to change your email address to a different one, since the current one itself could have been compromised. This would in turn shed some light on the passwords reset attempts you took having been ineffective. You can change your Spotify email on your Account overview page.


Hope you find this helpful, please let us know if we can be there for you any further!

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Re: Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list

I am having the same issue. I log on to listen, and I am getting weird Eastern European groups that I have never even heard of!! I changed my password, signed off of everything, and erased all of my offline devices. Let's see if this helps!

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Same issue here.  Most of the time it's just a bunch of random songs from fake artists in my recently played list and the now playing song set as one of them, which is annoying, but more recently, while actively listening someone kept changing the song i was listening to.  It was happening faster then someone should be able to do it, so I would put money on it being a bot.  I'm starting to feel like Spotify either has a bigger issue they themselves don't understand, or they are hiding the actual issue from us.  

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Same troubles. These random items started showing up a few weeks ago. These, mostly or completely, made up groups are finding a way for me to listen to them and investigate them on the web... "Bridge of Secrets" has a new song "Secrets" I never listened to until it showed up on my recently played list. I see they have a Facebook account which might be a nice avenue for someone to gain access to Spotify. I am putting up with this annoyance since it is Christmas time but since I pay money for this service, I would like it to work as advertised. Oh and the Christmas Hits playlist is legit, I actually listened to it on purpose.

Hey here is something else interesting, as I am writing this in Central Time Zone in the US and the current time is 2:22pm but my post that I am writing says "Your content was last auto-saved at 8:23pm" Where does this thing think I am???