Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list

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Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list

madmojo
Casual Listener

Plan

Premium

Country

US

Device

iPhone

 

My Question or Issue

Whenever I check my recently played list, there are usually new additions to the list while I have my Spotify closed.  Usually they're from artists I've never heard of or they have super cheap album art.  I end up deleting them from the list but I should have started a list.  Here are some of the artists:

 

Israel Cipre - Sagaus

Dimension IV - Another Dimension IV

Picar de Rio - Beach Machine

Jolinder - Brain Scanner 

Esteban Tetismo - Bida

 

When you search for any of these rando artists and albums in google, they don't exist at all.  When you play any of the songs, it's all just unidentifiable music score.

 

I've gone to the "Someone has taken over my account" support page and done all the steps twice and still these mysterious artists keep showing up in my list.

 

I'm wondering if it's related to this article about hackers and access tokens.

 

Any tips or help would be much appreciated, it's a lil creepy they keep showing up in my recently played list.

 

Thank you

 

 

 

 

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Re: Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list

madmojo
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So I tried running my spotify almost a whole day just to see if any more mystery songs would get added to my Recently Played list and I noticed as soon as my Spotify stopped playing, more stuff I didn't listen to was added.   When I check the devices that are connected to my Spotify, they are only my phone and computer. 

 

They're all artists and albums that have no info on google when you search for them.  They don't exist.  They're obviously fake albums with fake generic song titles.   Is there anything being done about this?  

Re: Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list

Rock Star 16
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Hey there @madmojo,

thanks for posting !

 

As you already took the steps needed, i'd create a new account and contact support through this page and have them transfer all you data to the new one.

 

Have a great day =)

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Re: Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list

madmojo
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I'm just curious as to how that is possible.  I changed my passwords, unlinked devices...etc.

 

Today while listening I caught them trying to switch over to a different song.  I was listening to a playlist and it just abruptly muted itself but it was now playing some new song not on the playlist.  I checked what device it was connected to and it was just some Chrome browser, which i've never used to login.  They eventually gave up after a few more tries. 

 

 

 

Re: Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list

Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

Hey there @madmojo,

thanks for reaching out to the community !

 

Spotify takes security very seriously, and will do what's necessary to make sure issues like that will be prevented.

 

Please provide the URIs of the songs or artists that are being played on your account so we can a closer look.

 

Have a great week =)

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Re: Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list

Talnaum
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Hi Spotify I am running into the same problem is there any way you could contact me to get this issue resolved, I don't like paying for premium just to have some else hack my account. I don't know where to look for the URI's of the songs but the names are:

I love you 3000-Stephanie Poetri

It's spring - Swodin

Royal medicine- Argus

Sollarillusions- Sollar 

 

Please let me know what you can do as soon as possible.

 

Re: Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list

pmanington
Casual Listener

I'm getting this too, lots of fake artists appear when I'm not listening. Sounds like Spotify itself is being hacked again... 

 

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/fake-artists-have-billions-of-streams-on-spotify-i...

 

 

Re: Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list

Kjg23
Visitor

Ive just discovered this with my recently played list. I haven't listened to any of the artists and don't even know who they are. I've changed my password but I'm not sure it has worked. Is it a problem from Spotify's end?

Re: Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list

Kai_Abreu
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i'm having the same problem here! But instead of having fake musics, mine keep changin' to brasilian musics (i'm brasilian), it looks like someone is listening at the same time.  But it is songs that i almost never listen. Appears to me that is a web chrome playing and then stop my song (not only on PC, either on cell). HELP! I've already changed my password and retired all dispositives conected.

Thanks!

Ps: i use it with facebook and already have changed face's password too.

 

Re: Random songs showing up in my Recently Played list

Moderator
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Hey @Kai_Abreu,

 

Thanks for telling us about this and asking for help here! 

 

I'd recommend you to use this article. It has all the necessary steps from the ones you have done, to contacting us. 

 

Let us know if there's anything else we can do.

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