my recently played is full of weird stuff?


my recently played is full of weird stuff?

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broken iphone 6s i use as an ipod w my hotspot on my iphone 10XR and Mac Book Pro 2017,       the problem shows up on all three devices

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my recently played keeps having random albums and artists that ive never even heard of or listened to and i dont know if ive been hacked or what because i constantly remove them from the list but new ones appear every few days,

i check offline devises and i have an old iphone that i use as an ipod cuz it has an aux port and i have this iphone and a laptop so i dont think ive been hacked i just dont understand whats happening ive changed my password too and it still happens, ive also had this problem for months and i thougth it would disapate yet it has not.


also ill be listening to a playlist with my two phones in my pocket with headphones in and all the sudden it plays a very random songs i would never even dream of listening to or even heard of


the only stuff i have ever listened to or clicked on in this list is the following, Spiderman, hiphop controller, and todays top hits. all that other stuff ive never seen in my life till i opened spotify today and i go through and delete it all then new random stuff appears the next day,  

im trying to upload photos of my recently played and its not working but i litteraly cleared it yesterday and right now there are 27/30 of the list is stuff ive never seen in my life

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Hello everyone, 


Thank you for reaching out here in the Community!


If you see suspicious activity on your Spotify account, check if any suspicious third-party apps and offline devices are connected to your account. If there are any, please remove the access. 

Then reset the password:

  1. Open the password restet form in a private/incognito window, and choose a strong password you haven't used before.
  2. Go to your accoun page and click SIGN OUT EVERYWHERE.

It's also strongly advised that you change the password for:

  • The email address associated with your Spotify account (e.g. with Gmail, Hotmail, etc.).
  • Any Facebook profile associated with your Spotify account. You can make sure you're the only one currently logged into your Facebook in your Facebook Settings, under Security and login > Where You’re Logged In.
  • Any service where you use the same password as Spotify.

If after following these steps the issue persists, you can reach out to Customer Support.
You can find the contact form here.

I hope it helps!


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I've already tried resetting my password and sign out everywhere. Its still showing up random stuff on my recently played. Do I have to make a whole new account to avoid this, im really paranoid about ppl stealing my account info. Really wish they would do something to address this instead of just keep telling everyone to reset their password.




the playlist i mentioned previously 


Ive never listened to any of these artist or even know who they are. 

You have to delete the songs and artists, manually and unfollow It's a
pain in the **bleep** but it will eventually work.


Being able to delte your recently played aside, if you've never played a particular song/artist/album then it should NEVER appear in your recently played - simple. 


I was on chat support to Spotify two days ago, they secured my account, changed password again (there's only so many times you can change a password to prove that it's not a password issue), but straight away more random stuff came up. 


Time for a new Spotify account. 

Spotify has a problem they don't want to admit to. Someone is getting the
money for all the extra plays.

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As much as I want to make a new account I'm not sure if I want to go through with this problem if it happens again and get told to just keep resetting my password


I agree that that is really frustrating. I just wanted to start with the solution and make sure. I believe that there is a way to delete your recently played. I know that that doesn’t exactly help with the issue, but at least it will get rid of that. This would be a lot of effort to do, but you could try making a new account and just following your old playlists from your other account so you would still have access to them. I hope this helps! 


Wow good to know I'm not the only one facing this!?


I've have changed my password, and revoked access to all apps. And signed out of all devices. And its still happening!!!


Do I get a refund for this months premium subscription? Because I cant listen to my songs anymore!


Onedrive link to issue below:!AqXey0bfZOSSnLQujwmldIr_d5GwVw


Hi Spotify,


Can you PLEASE look into why I keep getting random things in my Recently Played list?


I've changed my password again, for both my Spotify account and linked email account, but I'm 100% confident that my email hasn't been hacked. I've got two factor authentication on my email, and if it really did get hacked then I'd be very surprised if the only thing the hackers did was to use my Spotify account ot listen to Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga and the Trolls soundtrack. 


You should at least be able to tell me where and when peope other than myself are accessing my account. 


Please contact me about this. 

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Same problem here, had some issues months ago where people would change the songs I was listening to atm to rap. Changing passwords fixed this.

Issues came back now with spotify playing random "fake" music. that seems to be just random musical sounds or music recorded from a tv or game. I believe its just for filler.  The album art looks very convincing though, but once you skip trough them you notice its all very generic.  It really looks like someone is using my account to play random sounds and get paid. 

I broke my spotify link to facebook years ago so that shouldnt be the issue. However, spotify was still listes as an app which had acces to my spotify expired, January-2019. Which is weird because I broke that link years ago and I cannot login to spotify using Facebook myself.


Annyways here are some**bleep** URI's:  Happy banning!



















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I also have that problem, and the only thing support made was delete my account and now even my premium subscription is gone.

Now, 2 minutes after they gave back access to my account (without premium) and after I changed all my passwords, weird music keeps appearing.

What exactly is the problem if so many people are having the same issue and there's no way to solve it?




I'm having a simliar issue. Under my RECENTLY PLAYED section, I keep getting artists/albums/playlists pop up that I've NEVER played. I double checked with my wife and she's never played them either. 


I've logged out of all my devices, changed my spotify password, but they still keep appearing. 


Question 1: Does Spotify promote certain artists, or current movie soundtracks by putting them in my RECENTLY PLAYED list? Surely not... I've noticed that Queen Greatest Hits, A Star is Born soundtrack, Frozen Soundtrack, Lady Gaga keep appearing. 


Question 2: If for instance I've been playing a Pearl Jam album, and once it's finished music from similar artists starts playing, do those artists (let's say Kings of Leon, U2 etc) appear in my recently played? I'd expect not as I never actually played them.


Here are the URIs of the random playlists:
















SPOTIFY can you please address this. If nothing else it's frustrating, but also concerning as it doens't fill me with confidence that my account is secure. 




Hey @mogtribe.


Thanks for your questions. We'll answer them in order:


  1. Spotify does not promote artists in your Recently Played. If you see any music which you don't recognise there, it is likely that someone else has gained access to your account. In that case, make sure to follow these steps.

  2. Any songs or artists which are generated automatically after an album or playlist ends should not appear in your Recently Played. Recently Played only shows albums/artists/playlists that you've selected to play.

Hope that clears things up! We'll be right here if you have any further questions.

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Sorry I'm new to this(made a community account just for this issue), I can't find a comment/add post button so im replying to this. I've already reset my password, but my recently played keeps popping up this "Artomonski6-Artomonski63" playlist with a bunch of songs that have the same titles with different numbers. Please look into this playlist. 


Hi there,


Thanks for clearing up my questions - at least now I know that the only probably explanation of the random stuff appearing in my recently played is that my account has been hacked. 


After changing password month ago I'm still getting the same artists (Foo fighters, Lady Gaga etc) in my recently played lists. 


I've just done the following this evening:

  • Manually deleted EVERYTHIGN out of my recently played list (took ages)
  • Changed Spotify password again
  • Changed password to email account that is linked to Spotify
  • Disconnected Spotify from my Google home account

I don't have a facebook account and have have not connected Spotify to any other services. 


I'll see how things go and report back if Dave Grohl and Lady Gaga won't stop harassing me. 

I had to delete the playlist and artists manually, log off every device,
change password and disconnect Facebook. Haven't had an issue since.
Spotify will say your hacked, they don't seem to care.


this sounds crazy :0

Go to your library and check the artist page. Unfollow the added artists.
Do the same with playlist.
I don't know why Spotify isn't addressing this. Someone is scamming money
from them.


I'm having a similar problem where unfamiliar music is playing after a podcast I listen to. I listen to this podcast with the sleep timer set to end of episode. When I wake and look at my phone I find that an album by "Zryorc" is next in the queue. I have never heard of Zyrorc before I had this issue and now it's in my heavy rotation and is causing Spotify to recomend indie playlists, which I have no interest in. If someone knows what's going on I would like my recomended music to make sense again.

That's it right there. I don't know why Spotify won't acknowledge this.
Disconnect FB and manually delete the songs and artists.

Not applicable

Not actually related, but still something weird happens:

Spotify confirms several mysterious, non-existent artists racked up thousands of listens on hijacked playlists


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Not actually related, but still something weird happens:

Spotify confirms several mysterious, non-existent artists racked up thousands of listens on hijacked playlists

That article seems to talk about the exact problem I've been having (and apparently lots of you too), except that the artists are different.

Currently, what I have on my recently played that I've never heard of and are very fishy are the following artists:




They're all very similar and look very fake. They also have about the same number of monthly listeners and song plays, and they have 0 to 3 followers each. And all the songs in each album have the same duration.


I just wish Spotify would do something about it and, in the meantime, I wish they would give us the right to DELETE such artists from our history. It's clearly a problem and it's clearly affecting a lot of people (at least 8000, if you consider the monthly listeners on these fake ones I've mentioned).


URIs of the fishy albums that appeared to me out of nowhere:






There's also these 2 songs that keep appearing to me (they're not on the screenshot though as they at least come from actual artists):