STOP IT! It's IRRITATING as **bleep** when I'm consistently paying for this membership, and I continually find songs disappearing off my playlists, while they are still available on Spotify. Spotify keeps pushing certain artists. I see this with the artists Spotify chooses to be represented if you choose to link it with Tinder. You can only choose from specific artists Spotify chooses for you that you listen to to be represented on your Tinder profile. And these are the artists that keep popping up while on Shuffle. Even though I have thousands of songs saved from hundreds of artists, certain artists keep popping up over and over and over again, and many times I hear the same artist a couple of times in a row when I set it to Shuffle on all my saved "Songs". This never used to be an issue. But now that we're hooked into the service, with no other competing services, Spotify does only what it wants and doesn't give a sh*t about what paying members want, knowing we as consumers don't have a substantiated choice in this monopoly. I know for a fact I saved these particular songs on specific playlists, and over time they're just gone off the playlists. After all the time and effort I put into organizing my playlists, and the money I'm spending for the service, THESE THINGS SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING. I've also sent emails to them for errors in song titles and corrupted tracks posted, yet nothing was ever done to correct these errors, since they aren't pop songs that they really care about, despite them claiming in their automated replies to me that they truly care about these issues and will immediately address them. Big middle finger to yet another big corporation that ultimately doesn't give a sh*t about its consumers, only for the fact that the consumers are left with little option but to keep pumping the corporation/ monopoly with pockets full of money.
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This legit happened to me this morning and I thought I was going insane. All my other songs were still there from Imagine Dragons, Freddie Dredd, and others. But like 5 songs got removed from the start of my playlist. I’m **bleep** !

Casual Listener

Are you really enjoying yourselves with removing songs? is it funny? most of the songs i listened to were part of my childhood and were available in Lebanon Casette tapes and even radios! this is annoying as **bleep**


It's great to hear that this is not just me experiencing this problem, but not great to hear that this was posted almost 3 years ago and I'm still having this issue. The faulty shuffle doesn't bother me too much but it is still annoying but I keep seeing the number of songs on my playlist dropping every other day or so. And it doesn't seem to be random but it takes off the same songs so often. I have added No One Knows by Queens of the Stone Age and 21 Guns by Green Day to my playlist at least 5 times each. I thought it could be that my playlist is too big because it kept dropping to a similar amount but apparently I can have up to 10,000 songs on there. I doubt I'll switch from Spotify but I am considering it. I hope this can be resolved so that I don't feel like I'm paying money for a **bleep** service.

Casual Listener

I completely stopped using the shuffle options , the only reliable shuffle options(if they dont remove my songs from playlist), is to sort you rplaylist on alphabetic song title order en then play them in normal mode not shuffle, your stuck on the same letter, but at least its shuffling your artists en you get to hear every song you  put on 

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I discovered songs were missing from my liked list when I just checked my end-of-the-year most listened list. A third of that list was somehow missing and I had to re-like/heart them. I really have the sneaking suspicion that it has something to do with the license of those songs (or albums). In settings you can enable the option to keep songs that have expired licenses in your lists but they will be greyed out but unlistenable. It might be that they get deleted when licenses are renewed or something in that vain.

Gig Goer
like I said they suck and I wish some other company would come in and bury spotify


@spotify i have the same problem >:((

Gig Goer

spotify is terrible  take off songs from my play list as they please im paying for the service two times with myself and my grand son too bad there wasnt another thing like spotify or i would quit it some items are linda scott classic ive told every little star four seasons songs  there are many more too many to list get with it spotify your making money  on us so bend over to please us 


Im just glad its not all in my head. Thank god i finally googled this missing playlist songs thing to see if it was happening to others. Im surprised that the spotify response on the forum seemed to indicate that they weren't aware of the problem...

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It happens to me too. I dont mind if they have any kind of problem so they have to remove it and add it back. BUT it is the SAME song so put it BACK to the library... 

Why would I have to put it back every week. And I am not able to check all my songs if there are any missing...


Hey again @killing62,


Thanks for getting back in touch with this!


Keep in mind that tracks are added on Spotify by the artists themselves - there's more info on getting music on Spotify here.


If you've saved tracks on a playlist but they show up grayed out, it's possible that licensing agreements with the artist/labels, or ownership of rights, has changed since you added them to your playlist.


In that case, if you have the files saved locally as you mentioned, you can add them on Spotify with the steps here and update your playlist. 


On another note, you could consider adding your +VOTE and feedback in this idea about receiving a warning when a track is removed from Spotify. For more info on how ideas get implemented, we'd recommend taking a look at this Spotify Answer.


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Has anyone found a way to resolve this? I will switch to Apple Music if it keeps happening. Also, Spotify support is really unhelpful..


it happends to me to.. im thinking about switching from spotify to tidal or just illegaly download thsm because of this isuue. also the shuffle in spotify is just so bad espacialy in explicit songs.. i have the same artist showing up 3 times in a row and they are allways the same songs.

yes they are allowed to push a agenda but we are the ones who made them, they should just stop doing that because people have diffrent opinions and diffrent styles.

tidal in my opinion offers more in opinion because its run by an artist and not a company. fix this spotify


Lol, are you publicly saying that you will make illegal things XD?, and yes WHy? spotify is deleting songs from a playlists? even if the songs are still available? WHY!!!!!!? are you going to fix this some day? even if the song becomes not available you should keep the song or replace with another one with the same name 


I thought I was going crazy but I knew Spotify was taking songs off my playlists cuz I would stop hearing them and then I checked and they were gone so I had to re-add them.  I just did that with the song “No Frauds” which I know was on the playlist before but all of the sudden magically disappeared.  Spotify you need to fix your sh*t bro or else I’m going to Apple Music.  The only reason I haven’t already switched is because I don’t want to remake my playlists again but if those are broken too I might as well switch.


This is still happening, happening several times a week last two months at least. 

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I agree. For some reason, certain bands and albums keep disappearing without rhyme or reason. Take the Bottle Rockets for example. They reissued their first two albums (The Bottle Rockets and The Brooklyn Side) on a double CD in 2013 and they've been on Spotify since then, but in the last couple of weeks, one half of that release (specifically The Brooklyn Side) has disappeared from Spotify althogether. What gives?

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Hey folks!

Thanks for reaching out to us on the Spotify Community.

@xtine_nav Regarding top tracks on Tinder, this issue's currently being looked into here. The right folks are on the case, and we hope to have some more news soon.

In terms of your Shuffle repeating, we appreciate the feedback on this. We've passed it directly onto the team here.

If you've reported an error with some of Spotify's content to us, rest assured this will be looked into. We're sorry if there's been some delay, and we're grateful for you highligting these to us.

Your songs shouldn't be dissappearing from your own playlists however. Sometimes tracks are removed for licensing/rights reasons and we have more on this here. If this isn't the case though, we'll need to look into what's happening in more detail.

- Which device, operating system, and version of Spotify are you using?

- Do you have 'Show unavailable songs in playlists' toggled on, or off in Settings?
- Also, can you let us know when this last happened, and could you send us a link to a track that got removed from one of your playlists?

@sound_fury_pod, it sounds like this might be due to the reasons here. Do you notice songs going missing from the app, or your playlists?

Many thanks and keep us in the loop 🙂



Any way we can some sort of list that just tracks and removed from Liked songs?

Casual Listener

The problem with Spotify is they put a lot of music out before they had permission to do so. Now the owners want their share. Spotify was collecting our money for stolen music. Now after everyone has built their play lists Spotify got caught and started destroying everyones play lists. We should have some reimburstment for all the time we spent to build our lists, but I am sure we will never see that.