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The One Hit Wonders Nostalgia Playlist The One Hit Wonders Nostalgia Playlist

Just because a song is old doesn’t mean it will trigger nostalgia. If you keep Beyoncé in regular rotation, listening to “Crazy in Love” probably won’t take you back to 2003 every time. But I’ve found a kind of music that’s way more likely to trigger nostalgia: the one hit wonder.

The A Cappella Sea Shanty Playlist The A Cappella Sea Shanty Playlist

“Sea chanteys are work songs, so they’re designed to coordinate effort between a group of people doing physical labor,” says video producer Jamison Hermann, who sang them while working on ships at the Mystic Seaport maritime museum. “The saying in maritime historical circles is that a good chanteyman is worth ten…

Now You Can Download 10,000 Spotify Songs Now You Can Download 10,000 Spotify Songs

Every music streaming service kind of sucks, we already know this. One of the ways Spotify sucks is that it limits how many songs you can download on each device. But the service just raised its download limit from 3,333 tracks per device, up to 10,000 per device, for up to five devices. Great news for anyone who…

Transfer Music Between Streaming Services With Houdini and Tune My Music Transfer Music Between Streaming Services With Houdini and Tune My Music

Sometimes you want to grab someone’s Spotify playlist for your Apple Music library, or export it to YouTube. There are as many services for moving your music as there are streaming services. And you’ll get the best results by using more than one of them at once. All these apps are just a little different. Some are…

Students Can Get Hulu and Showtime Cheap Through Spotify Students Can Get Hulu and Showtime Cheap Through Spotify

Spotify is offering a soothing end-of-summer-balm in the form of a pretty good deal for students.

These Are the Playlists Everyone Needs to Make These Are the Playlists Everyone Needs to Make

Certain moods need soundtracks. When you’re sad, or excited, or making out, a certain kind of music can elevate the experience and lend a grandiose, cinematic quality to your life. If you have particular music tastes, playing one of Spotify’s prefab playlists doesn’t scratch that itch. You want a custom playlist,…

See What's Playing in Spotify or iTunes from Your Mac's Menu Bar See What's Playing in Spotify or iTunes from Your Mac's Menu Bar

Mac: When you’re jamming to some background music while browsing the web, getting work done, or chatting with friends, a song might pop up on one of your playlists that you absolutely love. The more this happens throughout the day, the more distracted and disjointed your work is going to feel—and you’ll never be able…

The Viral Uber DJ’s Guide to Creating Great Playlists The Viral Uber DJ’s Guide to Creating Great Playlists

Every time I have a party, I spend an hour building a playlist, imagining my guests all gasping and dancing and reaching for Shazam. Instead they ignore the music until someone takes over the Bluetooth speaker. So I asked for help from college student Tj Jones, who had a viral tweet this February when they shared the…

Here's Where Spotify Put All the Women Artists Here's Where Spotify Put All the Women Artists

Spotify’s top playlists feature way more men than women. Not just the algorithmic playlists, which reproduce inequalities in the music industry at large, but also in the curated ones, according to a thorough, stat-filled feature article on Baffler. For example, Spotify’s top curated playlist of 2017 was RapCaviar, a…

How Pandora's New Family Plan Compares With The Competition How Pandora's New Family Plan Compares With The Competition

This week, Pandora unveiled a new family plan which allows six different members of the same family to use the service for one price. The concept of the “family plan” is hardly new in the music-streaming world; both Spotify and Apple Music have similar offerings for the same $15/month price.

How to Get Better Recommendations From Apple Music, Spotify, and More How to Get Better Recommendations From Apple Music, Spotify, and More

Thanks to the rise of music streaming services, it’s never been easier to find new music—so why do I keep listening to the same three albums on repeat?

Stream a Vinyl Album By Snapping a Pic of Its Cover Art With This App Stream a Vinyl Album By Snapping a Pic of Its Cover Art With This App

For a while, I had a bit of an obsession with buying vinyl. My mom had let me have the large cabinet record player that lived in our living room during my childhood, and once I got the 500lb thing into my house I was determined to listen to it as much as possible.

You Can Now Bundle Your Spotify and Hulu Together for $12.99/Month You Can Now Bundle Your Spotify and Hulu Together for $12.99/Month

If you’re already a Spotify Premium customer, have we’ve got a deal for you: now you can get both Spotify and a Hulu limited commercials plan bundled together for $12.99 per month.

How to Find New Music You'll Actually Like How to Find New Music You'll Actually Like

Some people can dig up great music like magic, or have friends inside the industry who keep them updated. Some people are contented with their weekly Spotify Discover playlist. But if you need more ways to find music, here are 50 ideas, taken from Twitter users, my colleagues at Lifehacker’s publisher Gizmodo Media…

Should You Buy Stock in Spotify? Should You Buy Stock in Spotify?

Spotify is planning to go public through a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange in the next few weeks, and that’s piqued the interest of investors hoping it’s the next hot tech stock (a little more Netflix, a little less Snapchat). So, should you invest?

Move Your Streaming Music Between Spotify, Apple, and Google With SongShift and STAMP Move Your Streaming Music Between Spotify, Apple, and Google With SongShift and STAMP

iOS/Android: Spotify works great for music sharing and third-party plugins. Apple Music works great for offline play. So I juggle both. It feels a bit like shared custody, but it’s a lot easier thanks to the mobile apps SongShift and Stamp, which efficiently move playlists from one service to the other.

Here's a Playlist of Songs You Know But You Can’t Name Here's a Playlist of Songs You Know But You Can’t Name

Hey what’s that song from? Ask MetaFilter commenters named 52 different tunes, mostly classical and big-band, that you’ll recognize instantly but might have trouble naming. And we assembled them into a Spotify playlist, along with songs from here and here.

If Your Discover Weekly Playlist Sucks, Try This If Your Discover Weekly Playlist Sucks, Try This

Your Discover Weekly probably doesn’t suck—the feature is so popular that it’s the subject of long glowing profiles on tech blogs and business blogs. Spotify even built an ad campaign out of users tweeting how much they love the feature. Each week, every active Spotify user gets a new list of 30 tracks, and over half…

The 'Work From Home Week' Playlist The 'Work From Home Week' Playlist

Of the many pleasures of working in the place that you live, blasting your own music might be the best. (That or going pantless.) To kick off Work From Home Week, we built you a playlist for cranking up in the home office, or pumping through your earbuds to drown out the Starbucks crowd.

What Are Your Valentine’s Day Songs? What Are Your Valentine’s Day Songs?

Spotify, a service for turning your music listening habits into public content, analyzed thousands of user playlists themed on love, sex, heartache, or hating Valentine’s Day, and made four top-10 playlists of the most commonly featured songs.

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