How do I play my favorite songs from an artist

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How do I play my favorite songs from an artist

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I am unable to play my favorite songs from specific artists.

Seems now I can only play ALL of my favorite songs randomly.

 

I used to click my Library > Artist and all my favorite songs would be listed and I just click Shuffle Play. I sometimes even just want to hear my favorite songs from a certain album.

 

How can I do this in the new UI?

 

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Premium

Operating System

Android

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Can I sort liked songs by artist?

Casual Listener

Plan Premium

Premium

Country 

Ireland

Device

Samsung Galaxy S8

Operating System

Android Oreo

 

My Question or Issue

Hi all

Spotify completely changed up on my S8 overnight, I had over 300 songs saved and to play them I would simply go to my library, scroll down through a list of artists that were in alphabetical order, select an artist and then the song that I had saved but that option is now gone.

 

I was able to redownload all my songs in one go but when I now go to my library and click on artist it shows the top 5 popular songs, not the ones I had saved! I don't want to have to start typing the name of a song everytime so any ideas or tips would be greatly appreciated..

 

thanks,

Rob.

 

 

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Re: Can I sort liked songs by artist?

Music Fan

So Spotify has decided to radically change how Your Library works. For a complete understanding of the changes, check out this Reddit thread I found.

 

This is helpful because Spotify is allergic to proactive communication to their users when big changes are happening. 

 

https://reddit.app.link/egxj8UcHTU

 

 

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Re: Can I sort liked songs by artist?

Visitor

I've literally just switched from Apple Music to Spotify because I liked how it was all sorted out in liked songs and within a week they have completely stuffed it!

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List liked songs by artist is no longer available

Newbie

Plan: Premium
Country: Hungary
Device: Xiaomi MI 8 Lite
Operating System: Android 9 and MIUI Global 10.2

Spotify version: 8.4.97.807

 

2 weeks ago there was an update. After opening the Spotify app, on the bottom, I tap on the "Your Library". Before the update, inside this, I saw the artists and I was able to browse them. Now, there are no options to list the liked songs by artist. The only option is to list all of the liked songs inside Playlists and play them from there. There is a playlist named "Liked Songs" I need to go through them one by one. When I tap on the artists tab, there is nothing there, only the "add artists" option. I would not like to add anything, I already added my music to the library, thus I expect them to appear in the mobile app, listed by artists. Like before the update.

 

My colleague also has Spotify, exactly the same version, his application looks compeletly different, but he sees the songs listed by artists. Looks like I am part of an AB testing group, I would like this to stop. The application is not usable in the current state.

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View liked songs grouped and sorted by artist

Newbie

Plan: Premium

Country: AU

Device: S9

Operating System: Android Oreo, Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

I can no longer view only my saved songs, grouped and sorted by artist. I believe this is due to the recent update to the library interface. While I understand removing this functionality was intended, my specific questions are:

 

  1. Will you be adding a method to view only liked/saved songs, but grouped and sorted by artist? My suggestion for this is in italic text below.
  2. When will this be implemented?

It might sound dramatic, but I'll be deleting my spotify account if I receive a canned response of 'view this suggested implementation thread where your ideas go to die'. Viewing saved songs (or before streaming, simply viewing your MP3 directory) by artist is the fundamental interface of music applications. There must be reasons for removing it, which I'm assuming is:

  • To force people to now both 'follow' artists, and also expose users to the full music catalogue of these 'followed' artists when they are clicked. This is likely to attract more artists to the spotify platform where they can say 'look how many followers our platform will give you';
  • To prevent stagnating of users playlists, where they don't follow artists or check for new releases, resulting in less hits for those artists on their latest material.

I believe the new interface will perhaps help spotify in the increasingly competitive streaming market, which is totally fine. I am not advocating the interface be rolled back to original, because the change was done for a reason by people who actually work in the music industry and know better than us casuals, but:

I would suggest simply adding a button to allow an 'artist view' of playlists, which when applied to your new default 'liked songs' playlists will replicate the original interface. This could even be 'hidden' under settings so the majority of users will retain the default interface.

Thanks Spotify minions 🙂

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Re: View liked songs grouped and sorted by artist

Newbie

I agree wholeheartedly. I have plenty of artists where I only like a couple songs by them so I would like to be able to see those specific songs. I don't want to have to follow an artist or filter a giant playlist of "Liked Songs" to hear the one or two songs by that artist. The new UI is so awful to use. I've been premium for years now and I am really hoping that the developers finally listen to their users, because this is something that bothers a lot of users. Spotify, listen to your users and bring back the old artists tab for Your Library or risk losing a longterm premium family subscriber. 

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Re: How do I play my favorite songs from an artist

Regular

I know this is a sore topic so please no ranting. I just have not seen an answer from Spotify on how I can play music like I used to.

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Casual Listener

The Spotify iOS mobile app usability is so broken; does ANYONE at Spotify see this? How can you seriously not allow me to sort the hundreds of songs I've saved/liked (in playlists and to my general library)? And why aren't all artists and albums associated with music I've saved in the "artists" and "albums" lists in "my library"? I would love to hear the justification, and how the heck I can find my music?

 

Please Spotify, I want to stay with you, but these latest changes are so awful I will have to switch back to Apple.

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Re: View liked songs grouped and sorted by artist

Casual Listener

I don't know what in the world they were thinking. They now expect me to go through my several thousands of songs and click on each artist to follow them just so I can see them in my artist page. Great UX design! I guess now Google or Amazon will be getting my money. 

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