[Android][Desktop] Radio repeats tracks

Thread: 124300

Status: Reopened - Under Investigation


"After a while, this can be after a couple of hours or so but it will always happen, the same song will be repeated over and over again. When I press the Next button I also get the same song again.

When I dislike the song, then the radio will continue.


I've noticed this only in the regular radio, not the artist radio."


Information Needed:


What platform were you using Spotify on? (e.g. Desktop, Android phone, iPhone)

What seed did you start the station from? (e.g. Artist, Album, Song)


Additional information:

When replying here, please list the specific tracks you're having this problem with.

2013-01-15: I am told this is now fixed. Status changed to "Resolved."

2014-01-14: Reopened this, as it seems to have come back. Please have a read and see if you can provide more information.

2015-08-03: Reopened due to recent reports. See "Information Needed" section then post in this thread, please. 





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Ok this issue seems to be forgotten... I put the 70's radio today and I have been listening to it for hours. As I have last.fm scrobbling enabled, I can check what songs I've listening to, and here you have it: the radio is a playlist that repeats itself over and over:




This is a report from last.fm where it's shown both Artist - Theme and when it was played. I refitted it so you can clearly see that in the two columns of the left, there are songs that already were played hours ago, it the very same order.


The last time I saw this was about twenty years ago, when local radio stations used stereo vhs video tapes recorded in LP to have 8 hours of music to be played during the night... The same tape played the same day of the week, every week...


As you can see, there are fifty songs repeating over and over for over four hours...



    Paul McCartney – Band on the Run - 2010 Digital Remaster 59 minutes ago
    Santana – Black Magic Woman 1 hour ago
    Supertramp – Breakfast In America 1 hour ago
    The Who – Baba O'Riley - Original Version 1 hour ago
    Bee Gees – How Deep Is Your Love (2007 Remastered Saturday Night Fever LP Version) 1 hour ago
    Elton John – Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long Long Time) 1 hour ago
    The Doobie Brothers – Listen To The Music - Single Version 1 hour ago
    Jackson Browne – Running On Empty 1 hour ago
    Eric Clapton – Cocaine 2 hour ago
    The Guess Who – American Woman 2 hour ago
    Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody - 2011 Remaster 2 hour ago
    Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen the Rain 2 hour ago
    Marvin Gaye – Let's Get It On 2 hour ago
    The Mamas & the Papas – California Dreamin' - Single Version 2 hour ago
    Stevie Wonder – Superstition - Single Version 2 hour ago
    Elton John – Your Song 2 hour ago
    ABBA – Waterloo - English Version 2 hour ago
    Steely Dan – Reelin' In The Years 2 hour ago
    Chicago – If You Leave Me Now - Remastered 2 hour ago
    T. Rex – Bang A Gong (Get It On) 2 hour ago
    Earth, Wind & Fire – Shining Star 2 hour ago
    Boney M. – Daddy Cool 2 hour ago
    War – Low Rider 2 hour ago
    Aerosmith – Dream On 3 hour ago
    Creedence Clearwater Revival – Have You Ever Seen the Rain 3 hour ago
    Carole King – It's Too Late 3 hour ago
    Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime 3 hour ago
    Billy Joel – Piano Man 3 hour ago
    Commodores – Brick House 3 hour ago
    Chicago – 25 or 6 to 4 3 hour ago
    The Who – Baba O'Riley - Original Version 3 hour ago
    Donna Summer – Hot Stuff 3 hour ago
    Simon & Garfunkel – Cecilia 3 hour ago
    Elton John – Don't Go Breaking My Heart 3 hour ago
    Buffalo Springfield – For What It's Worth 3 hour ago
    Sweet – Ballroom Blitz 3 hour ago
Blondie – Heart of Glass 6 minutes ago Blondie – Heart of Glass 3 hour ago
Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke 9 minutes ago Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke 3 hour ago
The Buggles – Video Killed the Radio Star 14 minutes ago The Buggles – Video Killed the Radio Star 4 hour ago
Edwin Starr – War 17 minutes ago Edwin Starr – War 4 hour ago
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way 21 minutes ago Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way 4 hour ago
Bill Withers – Ain't No Sunshine 23 minutes ago Bill Withers – Ain't No Sunshine 4 hour ago
Norman Greenbaum – Spirit in the Sky 27 minutes ago Norman Greenbaum – Spirit in the Sky 4 hour ago
Billy Paul – Me and Mrs. Jones 31 minutes ago Billy Paul – Me and Mrs. Jones 4 hour ago
Stevie Wonder – I Wish 35 minutes ago Stevie Wonder – I Wish 4 hour ago
Chic – Good Times 39 minutes ago Chic – Good Times 4 hour ago
The O'Jays – Love Train 42 minutes ago The O'Jays – Love Train 4 hour ago
Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly With His Song 47 minutes ago Roberta Flack – Killing Me Softly With His Song 4 hour ago
Paul Simon – 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover 50 minutes ago Paul Simon – 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover 4 hour ago
The Jacksons – Blame It on the Boogie 54 minutes ago The Jacksons – Blame It on the Boogie 4 hour ago





I know that asking the player to choose a song randomly could lead to have crazy and weird playlists, but this poor work on the selection of music can't be said that is a radio station at all.


There is enough music to not to have a theme replayed for days or weeks, even being only hits or music from known artists, so why don't you take this seriously and fix it??? 



@Tokafondo this thread was about a specific track repeating over and over with no songs in between.  You should prob create a new thread with your discovery however, Im sure people will be interested.


I posted that as a separate thread and it was connected with this one. Problem STILL EXISTS!!! Same on mobile (Android) and Desktop. Please do something about it, its impossible to use RADIO function. My "starred" playlist is ~300 songs. When I play radio, 90% of songs are from my playlist, already starred, nothing new! Thumbs up/down doesn't change anything. PLEEEAAASSSEEE FIXXX ITTT!!!!!



Confimred to still be an issue.




I have also recently reproduced this issue. I started up spotify and immediately started listening to a radio for a playlist.

The very first track would constantly repeat, without playing any other songs inbetween.


I found what was causing the problem. When I switched to play a song manually I could see that repeat setting was set to repeat 1 song.

I switched repeat off and then started the radio again. Now it works properly and the radio will play new songs.


So it appears the radio is using the repeat setting, even though the button appears to be disabled when in radio mode.


Windows 8

Spotify Version


Yea, my radio keeps playing the same song over and over, even if I quit Spotify and reopen it.

Annoying as hell!


Using Windows 7 Enterprise, Spotify Desktop (latest).


It seems to be a caching problem, caused in my case because I use a proxy server.


I cleared the proxy settings, restarted Spotify, added them again, and voilá! it worked again.


I can imagine if your not using a proxy and this happens, remove the Spotify folders in your:





I have the same issue..


Maybe this problem will get fixed soon... hopefully...

I have this issue too on my iPhone running ios 7.
This is very annoying. I paid for the monthly subscription to listen to all the music I want yet the radio constantly plays old music which I've gotten tired of listening to or it plays the same song over and over or it plays songs that are not my taste even though I have repeatedly used thumbs up/down as a desperate attempt to improve the radio.

I became extremely disappointed and feel cheated after seeing the creation date of this thread.

@spotify: when are you going to fix this please??!!

Well, my Big Giant Circles playlist was invaded by Norwegian Rap, some guy called Lowkey and Necro. This was irritating, but then it came up... **bleep** **bleep**. The worst death metal/ bull**bleep** I've ever heard. Now I like metal, and some hip hop but these artists were clearly unknown for a reason. Just to add another cherry, the song directly after that... Hillsong (some Christian rock)


There are two concerning things here. How does that type of music end up in a BGC radio, and everytime I thumbs down that utter **bleep**, it keeps on coming back, even the exact same songs. Now if it were taylor swift, I can handle it, but some guy screaming his lungs out with garage quality guitars and drums in the background... FML...


Anyway, please fix this spotify... 😞