[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
debazer
Newbie

I've been going crazy trying to find this function!
My kids LOVE the intro to Ryan Adams' "Heartbreaker", which leads into the following song. Doesn't make sense to have Ryan Adams have an argument with David Rawlings, do his countdown to the song, and then have something else play when Spotify is on shuffle!

 

Please? Let's do this.

pood
Newbie

Many commenters have been bringing up examples from both classical- and rock music.

There are also many tracks that need to be put together in the metal genre, two that i can think up straight from my head is "Polyphony" -> "The New Black" by "Strapping Young Lad" and "Capsizing The Sea" -> "In Waves" by "Trivium"

flashmike
Newbie

Linking songs should be a basic component in Spotify. If you're a Classical Music fan you know that the music is composed in movements and it needs to be played in that order each time. Without it, you'd be listening to Mozart's Symphony 40 out of order. If you're playng a lot of Classical Music it makes no sense to hear the 4th movement before the 1st for instance. Also, Rock Music has a lot of albums where tracks should run together sequentially. I think The Abby Road Medley would be the default on this but the list is infinite. Let's get this started. Spotify can do this but I think they may see it as a big programming challenge.

lloydian0
Newbie

Back to my simple solution: make a playlist of the linked tracks and allow me to put a playlist in a playlist. Their licensing arrangements allow playlists already. This would require programming, but it couldn't possibly impact licensing. 

jblauer60
Newbie

Another, perhaps simpler, way to accomplish the same thing may be to allow playlists to be nested. So I could create a playlist of my songs I want played together, then add that playlist to another playlist, so that when the outer playlist is shuffled, the inner playlist may be played in sequence.

totallykvothe
Newbie
This is an awesome idea!
flashmike
Newbie
That's a great example. Doesn't it seem strange to have it end that way?

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mckleroy
Newbie

Agree, would love to use a little trick like this to keep a couple of songs linked together in a playlist. 

Cajun67
Newbie

First time poster. I came here to suggest this idea, and was not terribly surprised to find that other people are already talking about it. 

 

I would drop my Spotify subscription in a heartbeat if I found another service that were curating songs in this manner.

 

It's very simple: Many artists created albums where two or more songs were inteded to be linked together, and without a gap between them.

iteron_MkV
Casual Listener

I cannot think of a feature for Spotify I want more than this.