Search for Public Playlists that Contain Song/Artist

My theory (not rocket science):

 

If someone else's playlist includes a song or artists that I like, there is a good change that I will enjoy the rest of their playlist. 

 

Currently, you can only search for public playlists via playlist name.  Considering that most people do not name their playlists to accurately reflect the type of music it contains, I believe that the current search functionality is quite limited. 

 

Spotify should have functionality to search for public playlists that contain a song/artist.  I think would be immensly helpful for music discovery.  

 

Best of luck, 

Ryan

 

P.S. - Down the line, it would be interesting to see "similarity scores" between two playlists.  Could be quite interesting for finding new music.  

Updated on 2017-10-25

Hey folks, we wanted to revisit this idea as it has received a lot of votes from you. We are definitely looking at some improvements to search for 2018, but this exact feature is still not on our current roadmap. Please rest assured we've raised this idea and the votes with the teams behind Search. They're aware of your feedback and will let us know if anything changes around this. Thank you for continuing to bring your ideas to the Community Exchange!

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ngrlvr
Regular

I've been looking for a website or some other product or service that does this. You would think this feature would be obvious, so my guess is that there's a reason the major music services don't want you doing it.

lentolento
Music Lover

Finding new music would actually REALLY take off by allowing playlist search with multiple songs. Think about it: you could find playlists with two eg. undergroundish songs that you really dig and would instantly find songs that you'll very likely dig and have never heard. I think this holds great potential and could actually be a potential business idea but Spotify really is the only usable company that can do this. Maybe it would help just geeks such as myself but man, I need this. 

epiphonedk
Regular

Would love to see this implemented. +1

random_impulse
Music Fan

This would be fantastic! I was hoping I was already a feature. Spotify is already one of the best tools for finding new music, but this feature would be such an improvement! The related artists feature is really useful, but this would be a revolutionary way of discovering new music. User to user discoveries based on your own library. I used to use a website called "lets mix" - you could search a song, and it would show all of the uploaded mixes on their database that had that song mixed into it - SSuch a shame it's no longer around. Please spotify, add this feature!

SaltyTurtle
Festival VIP

This would be an amazing feature. In fact, I've actually been using Rdio solely for this capability and I have found a ton of new music. I pick out a few obscure songs that I really like and I can find playlists and new users to follow. If Spotify seriously wants to become a social platform for music, this is a great way to get in the game and promote the "follow" feature. Please make this happen!

Jermaine
Roadie

It's a shame this isn't a top priority.

 

This goes along perfectly with Spotify's goal of making all music accessable. 

Nomadjackalope
Regular

I need this feature among my own playlists. I don't know about you but I have close to 90 playlists and know them mostly by the songs in them. Finding that specific group of songs is decently difficult because I don't remember the names of all my playlists.

 

I would love if this could maybe even be implemented in the playlist filter.

Thanks

gfaessler
Regular

This would definitively bring Spotify to another level. It's already a great streaming service and music management software piece but finding playlist containings tracks would add a new social and discovery feature which is essential to build a strong community and exchange gems :)

dnebdal
Regular

This seems so obviously useful I spent some time looking for it - I thought it would already be possible, I just hadn't found the UI for it yet.

Ollimon
Regular

I agree that a feature like this should definintely become available.  I am always trying to find music similar to the music I'm already listening to and finding people's playlists with my favorite music in them is the best way to do this.

 

Yes, let's not search playlist titles when I type in a song.  I want Spotify to find that song within a given playlist.

 

Come on Spotify, LET"S MAKE THIS HAPPEN 👍✌️