[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.

1288628319
Newbie

Although not gaining much traction here (please up vote!!) I believe this is a feature people just haven't thought of to seek out a solution. If this was implemented it would be one of those features that makes your listening experience so much better, and you'd never want to go back to the old way. In other words, you had no idea what you were missing. 

 

Led Zeppelin - Heartbreaker / Living Loving Maid (She's Just a Woman)... You can't listen to one without the other. There are so many intros that get you pumped up for the next track and it can be a huge disappointment when that track doesn't come. 

 

bvacaliuc
Casual Listener
Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much for all your comments. Yes, I really do think this feature
will be a game changer for the music streamer industry. As far as I can
tell there is *no other service* that offers this feature. Here on
Spotify, we are *discussing* it and we may have a hope of it getting done.

You all have it exactly right. The experience of being able to have songs
play in the proper sequence when shuffling on your library songs will be
something like pure joy. What we have on Spotify already is really good,
but every streaming service can shuffle play all of the songs you like;
having certain songs play in the right order will bring happiness to people
instead of hurt disappointment.

Isn't the pursuit of happiness why we listen to streaming music?

Anyway, looks like were averaging about 10 votes per month. That's great!
That means we should hit the 100 kudos threshold before the one year
anniversary, and then this idea will go into "process". I'll bet the
faster it gets there, the more attention it will get.

Keep going everyone. We can make our voice heard!
wsmyth
Casual Listener

Also, most of side 2 of The Beatles Abbey Road.

totallykvothe
Newbie

Yess!!!

bartiges
Newbie

Concur strongly. In addition to Led Zeppelin, the other combination that comes to mind is Jackson Browne - The Load Out/Stay. These were always played together on the radio when I was growing up. Hearing them separated on my playlist is jarring, to say the least. Would love to see this implemented in an upcoming patch.

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"

bvacaliuc
Casual Listener

Hi Everyone!

 

Happy anniversary to our renewal of the idea!!!  We made it to 87 after a year.  Thats not bad, but I'm looking at the other 'hot' ideas/ideas that have moved into 'Under Consideration' and I'm seeing counts of 20-to-100/wk.  I'm wondering if we could be doing something more to inspire those kinds of numbers...   One theme I've seen is that many of these super-successful ideas have posted mock-up pictures of Spotify screens with their idea integrated in.  I think I'm going to work on that and see if we can't give our idea a little 'facelift' to inspire more people to join us in it.

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.

bvacaliuc
Casual Listener

Hi Folks,

 

I've updated the idea text to include a mock-up of how I think it could work.  Thank you SO MUCH for all your great suggestions over this past year.  I've made a playlist (search Idea #1244603) that includes all the great tracks you all have mentioned so far in the comments.  If anyone is still on the fence on whether this feature is needed or not, just try listening to the playlist on shuffle and get ready to feel your heart ripped out...

 

Please, please, please Spotify; add this feature to your awesome service!