It is locked, because too many people added their +1 comment to it, not because it was considered as unnecessary. So I think it makes sense to create an idea for it on this forum, so more interested users could vote for it. Offering API access to a Spotify user's listening history would enable external developers to create statistic tools or e.g. export it to Last.fm.
Your idea has been submitted a while ago but unfortunately hasn't gathered enough kudos (50 per year). In order to keep an overview of the active & recent ideas in this forum, we will have to close this idea for now. However, this does not mean that your idea has been rejected by Spotify.
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