Add recently added songs to the top of existing playlists

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Add recently added songs to the top of existing playlists

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This is my one pet hate when it comes to spotify playlists.

 

I wish the new songs that I add to existing playlist, would be added to the top of the list so they're played at the beginning, rather than the end and flicking through older songs.

 

If this isnt possible, then just allow users to re-arrange or organise playlist items in different catagories such as, "recently added", "oldest", "artist" and/or "length" ect.

 

This would make my spotify experiance even better than it already is.

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williambowater
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Hello,

 

To sort songs in a playlist into a specific order on an IOS device, as far as I know, is to follow these steps.

 

1) Go onto your playlist and click on the button on the top right hand corner.

2) A selection of items should appear - click 'edit'.

3) All the songs in that playist should appearwith a red icon to remove it and another button which you can use to drag the songs into a specific order.

 

I hope this helps :)

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Re: Add recently added songs to the top of existing playlists

Peter__
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Hey :) 

 

What device are you using? 

Its unfortunately currently missing from the mobile applications but you can sort playlists in the desktop client! :) 

 

Peter

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I'm on about iOS mobile devices but I use both iOS and desktop

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photofalk
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Hi,

 

I want this feature too, because I'm using spotify mostly with my Sonos Systems and when I'm start playing a playlist, it starts always with the same songs.

 

Is it possible to implement an option into the spotify-application to set the playlist append-mode? In my case, I would like to add the new song in front of all existing entries.

 

Thank you

Sorry for my english, I'm not being a native speaker.

 

 

- Falk

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Re: Add recently added songs to the top of existing playlists

Peter__
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Idealy, we just need sorting to be reflected accross all platforms once you do it in the desktop client! 

 

As a work around for now (although not ideal), if you sort into the correct order in the desktop client, then select all of those tracks and drag them into a new playlist, the new playlist will save as the specified order. 

 

Peter

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arthurvasey
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In iOS - at least, on the iPad - you can go to somewhere above the playlist, where it says Filter (you have to scroll up) - to the right is a button marked Sort - you can sort them into the order you add them (default setting), album order, artist in alphabetical order or tracks in alphabetical order, both ascending and descending - using tracks in added order, it will reverse them - and play them in that order, if you deselect shuffle mode - and not just on the playlists you compile - you can do that with any playlist - your own, one you follow or even one you stumble upon by accident - I follow some with this week's chart on - default setting is the number one at the top - if I select Descending, it will start at 20 or 40 and work up to number one - like how you hear it on the radio, only without the DJ!

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jakemmmm
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The option to sort tracks (beyond the limited filter capabilities)  is a must on the mobile platform. But until that happens we should atleast have the ability to see tracks sorted by most recently added. At the minimum it could be an option in perferences that you could turn on or off.

 

Hate scrolling through hundreds of tracks to find a group of songs I recently added to a playlist.

Re: Add recently added songs to the top of existing playlists

Peter__
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Annoyingly this is one of those features (playlist sorting) that is available on Android but not iPhone (it is on iPad).

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Diggit
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It isn't very sensible that you have new songs added to the bottom of the playlist.  Aren't new songs the ones you listen to first?  I also feel that you need to have a better way to move individual songs around on a playlist, dragging too much time.  

Re: Add recently added songs to the top of existing playlists

Alexjune7
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I remember with the old Spotify it was set up so recently added songs would show at the top of the starred playlist. But since the updates it changed. I hope they change it back!
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