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Playlist order was changed by Spotify permanently

Playlist order was changed by Spotify permanently







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Since there is this constant bug with the way playlist is "shuffled" (always starting from the same song - obviously, right? ;).

I've tried the good-ol "copy the playlist and delete the old one" hack. That would always fix all issues (with the shuffler and "just play my newest song" when shuffler is off), added the songs in the same order as before (by date and by custom order), but not this time.

Apparently there has been an update to how songs are copied to a new list, and now my new playlist has been reordered by spoitfy by artist name. "Recently added" is now equal to "sort by artist name", and my previous ordering is gone. G r e a t !

So, how to fix this?


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Hi there @DrDamage,

Thanks for the post.


This sounds like a bit of a mess and I can see how this can be frustrating. I've had similar experiences with some of my playlist transfers. 


The best thing to do is to recover your old deleted playlist. After that sort it by custom order and copy over the songs to a new playlist. 


Hope this helps.

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