[Playlists] Ability to link together Tracks in Playlists

Hi,

 

Wouldn't it be great if you could "pair" or "link" tracks together in a playlist?  Then even if you shuffle-played, certain songs would always play together.

 

spotify-idea-1244603-crop-annotated.pngmock-up of how linking/pairing a song might work.

I year ago I signed up for premium after listening free for a while, and coming off of Pandora.  As I listened to all the songs I've "liked" with shuffle, the one thing that kept coming into my mind was the terrible feeling you get when a song that is meant to follow another is not played.  You get the feeling of being violated; it is a terrible experience.  As I searched for this feature, I see that the ongoing idea for that had been marked inactive:

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/Ability-to-link-together-tracks-in-playlists-also-for-...

 

That idea got 138 kudos.  The other 18 ideas since 2012 all link to the one above (see attached).  There are still a few kudos left over in those topics (19).  So that makes 157+1 (me) kudos in the last 3 years.  Isn't that enough to meet the 50 kudos/year threshold?

 

Its a simple thing to ask: allow songs to be paired together in a playlist.  In the last year, this idea has gotten just over 90 kudos.  The comments have been really great and a great advocacy for the feature.  Let's everyone see if we can push this one over the top.  I'll bet if we can get this to go viral, the Spotify devs will do it.

 

Letting a song "pair" with another in a playlist would be enough to make alot of people happy.  I know I would be.

 

Thanks very much!

 

-bogdan

Updated on 2019-05-23

Hey folks,



 

Thanks for coming to the Community, and adding your vote to this idea!



 

We're keeping this idea to 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

 

If we do have any new info to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.

 



Thanks

Comments
lloydian0
Newbie
I'm not sure if you're being sarcastic for the reply from Spotify, or is there a post my feed is missing?
Also, the iTunes workaround is not an obvious one. If you buy a song combo on iTunes, you have burn the two songs to a CD, then you have to rip them from the CD as a single track and add that combined track into your collection. Then, you only get access to it on other devices, like HomePods, when you also buy into iTunes Match. In other words, Apple suffers from this as well, so I'm in the camp that believes it's related to rights.
Maybe they don't want to encourage artists to create strings of songs that necessarily must be put together to make a single song as the end user sees it. But by virtue of how they arrange the tracks in their digital submissions, they become 3 or 4 tracks just to maximize the number of tracks played when calculating compensation. As an example, Pink Floyd has "Another Brick in the Wall (Pt 1)," "The Happiest Days of Our Lives," and "Another Brick in the Wall (Pt 2)" as a single stream of playback. If using a streaming service which counts up how many track plays an artist gets, is that 1 play or 3? And if it's 3, what happens when Roger Waters decides to do another album and realizes he can get more streams played if a single song can be split into 3 parts (as with "Wait for Her," "Oceans Apart," and "Part of Me Died" from 2017's "Is This the Life We Really Want?").
musiklyssnaren
Newbie

I just thought of this idea! **bleep** why isn´t it a function?? omfg im from 2019 this thread is 2016?? am i crazy

joshendley
Casual Listener

I’ve had this idea for a while too. Glad we think a like!

MaestroTyee
Newbie
Certain songs have to play back to back. They aren't complete without this succession!! -Steve Miller Space Intro/Fly Like an Eagle -Van Halen Eruption/ You Really Got Me -Led Zeppelin Heartbreaker/Living Loving Maid -Green Day Brain Stew/Jaded (even the Music Video combines these) Just to name a few. I really like this idea. I am making huge playlists and I want this ability!! @spotify @spotifyadmin
tfsimon
Casual Listener
Those are good points about statistics and incentives, but think of it more
simplistically.

Right now if I want to play one track immediately after another, I can put
the second track in queue while the first track is playing.

Every track is still a standalone track, I'm just choosing to play one
particular track immediately after the other. Unfortunately I can't always
do that manually - like while driving.

What I want Spotify to do is essentially add an "auto queue" function that
allows me to dictate that a particular track is always in queue behind
another particular track. That would still be my decision to play both
tracks, so yes, the artist gets credit for both tracks. So what? They do
already.

All this would be is a software enhancement on the front-end to allow users
to set rules that automatically trigger a second track to queue up
immediately after a specified first track plays. seems simple and
valuable. Currently I can right-click a track and "Add to queue". Maybe
the updated software has another option: "Always queue after current
track". Easy.

I equate it to setting a rule in Outlook that all email meeting a certain
criteria goes to a specific folder. I could move it manually, but the
software tool makes my job easier. It doesn't alter the email or who it's
from - it just changes how it's presented to me on the front end. Same
thing.

And if it keeps me from manually queuing up tracks while driving, they can
pitch it as a safety feature!!

wsmyth
Casual Listener

Folks, it’s not going to happen. Look up higher in this thread, and you will see that Apple has a patent on this idea. Spotify is not going to pay Apple to use the feature. 

Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Not Right Now

Updated on 2019-05-23

Hey folks,



 

Thanks for coming to the Community, and adding your vote to this idea!



 

We're keeping this idea to 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

 

If we do have any new info to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.

 



Thanks.

Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Not Right Now

Updated on 2019-05-23

Hey folks,



 

Thanks for coming to the Community, and adding your vote to this idea!



 

We're keeping this idea to 'Not Right Now', as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts.

 

If we do have any new info to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.

 



Thanks

tfsimon
Casual Listener
This is a mistake. You're underestimating the importance and value of this
feature. It's very disappointing.

jon9091
Newbie
I’ve been waiting years for this feature. I’m not waiting any more. Spotify access to my bank account will be changed to NOT RIGHT NOW.