How to View a List of Played Songs in Spotify

Is Spotify your main music streaming platform? If so, you’ve probably come across some great new songs that you may want to hear again. Do you want to know how to view a list of songs you’ve listened to in the past?

In this article, we’ll show you several step-by-step methods for viewing the list of played songs on your desktop and mobile devices. You’ll also learn how to access your 2020 Wrapped selection of most-listened-to songs and find a specific song you listened to in the past.

How to View a List of Played Songs on Spotify?

Unfortunately, Spotify doesn’t give you the option to view your entire listening history on the desktop app. You can only view a list of recently played songs. If you want a more extended list of played songs, you can download a file with all your Spotify-related data.

What’s essential in this case is that this file includes a list of songs you played in the past year. All you need to do is ask Spotify to send you the file with this data.

  1. Go to Spotify and log in to your account.
  2. Click on “Profile” in the top-right corner of the screen.
  3. Click “Account” in the extended menu.
  4. In the sidebar to your left, click “Privacy & Settings.”
  5. Scroll down to the “Download your data” section.
  6. In the “Step 1” tab, click the “Request” button.
  7. Check the Captcha and click “OK.”
  8. Click “OK” again.
  9. Go to your email inbox.
  10. Open the mail you’ve just received from Spotify.
  11. Click “Confirm.”

You should be redirected to a Spotify web page. Here, you’ll get a notice that you’ll receive your requested data in 30 days. While some people have received this file within 24 hours, you might need to wait longer or even the full 30 days. Just keep an eye on your email inbox, as you’ll get another email from Spotify once they’ve prepared your data for download.

How to View a List of Played Songs on Spotify on iPhone?

On mobile devices, you can view the list of songs you played in the past few months. This method requires you to follow two easy steps.

  1. Open the Spotify app.
  2. Click on the clock icon next to the settings icon.

You’ll now see a list of songs you played recently. Scroll down to see the songs you played in recent months.

If you want a more extended list of played songs, you have to send Spotify a request to deliver you all your Spotify data. To do this from your iPhone, you can use Safari (or any other internet browser of your choice).

  1. Open the Safari app.
  2. Type “Spotify account” in the search bar and tap “go.”
  3. Tap on the search result “Login – Spotify.”
  4. Enter your email and password and tap “Login.”
  5. Tap on the “Account overview” button.
  6. Tap the small arrow button in the “Account Overview” tab at the top of your screen.
  7. In the drop-down menu, tap “Privacy Settings.”
  8. Scroll down to the “Download your data” section.
  9. In the “Step 1” tab, tap “Request.”
  10. Tap “OK.”
  11. Go to your mailing app.
  12. Open the mail you’ve just received from Spotify.
  13. Tap “Confirm.”

Now, you’ll land on a page where Spotify notifies you that you’ll receive your data in 30 days. In truth, you’ll probably receive your data in less time. Check your email inbox daily. You should receive an email with the link to your data.

How to View a List of Played Songs on Spotify on Android?

If you’re an Android user, you can also view a list of songs you’ve listened to in recent months. The method for iPhone applies to Android devices as well.

  1. Open the Spotify app.
  2. Click on the clock icon next to the settings icon.

However, if you want to dig deeper into your listening history, you need to request your Spotify data that includes a list of songs you played in the past year. The method for requesting Spotify data is the same for both iPhone and Android users. But still, let’s go through the steps once again.

  1. Open your mobile browser.
  2. Type “Spotify account” in the search bar and run the search.
  3. Tap on the search result “Login – Spotify.”
  4. Enter your email and password and tap “Login.”
  5. Tap on the “Account overview” button.
  6. Tap the small arrow button in the “Account Overview” tab at the top of your screen.
  7. In the drop-down menu, tap “Privacy Settings.”
  8. Scroll down to the “Download your data” section.
  9. In the “Step 1” tab, tap “Request.”
  10. Tap “OK.”
  11. Go to your mailing app.
  12. Open the mail you’ve just received from Spotify.
  13. Tap “Confirm.”

Success! Now you just have to wait for the email with your data, and you can see what songs you played in the past year.

How to View Spotify Wrapped?

Spotify Wrapped is another way you can access some of your recent listening history. Your 2020 Wrapped gives you insights into your listening habits in 2020. These include your top songs, artists, podcasts, and more.

Now, if you still want to access your 2020 Wrapped, you can only view the playlist with your top-played songs. To access that playlist from within your web browser, click on this link.

Within the Spotify app, you can play the “Your Top Songs 2020” playlist as well. This feature is accessible both on the desktop and mobile app.

  1. Launch the Spotify app.
  2. In the search bar, type “2020 wrapped.”
  3. You’ll see a playlist by Spotify titled “Your Top Songs 2020.” Go to that playlist.

Here, you’ll see a list of 100 songs you played the most in 2020.

Additional FAQs

How Do I View Play History on Spotify?

Depending on the device you’re using, there are three types of play history on Spotify. Using your mobile device, you can access the list of songs you played in the past 3-4 months. This feature is limited to 50 songs in the desktop app.

However, you can always download your Spotify data from your desktop or mobile browser. Once you receive this data, you can view the list of songs you listened to in the past year.

How to View a List of Liked Songs on Spotify?

If you’re looking for a specific song you’ve listened to even more than a year ago, you might find it in your liked songs. The list of your liked songs dates to the moment you started using Spotify.

If you listened to a song three years ago and liked it, you’ll find it in the list of liked songs.

Here’s how to view the list on Spotify for desktop:

1. Launch Spotify.

2. In the vertical menu to your left, click “Liked Songs.”

Note: You’ll be able to see the exact date when you liked the song.

On Spotify for mobile, use this method:

1. Open the Spotify app.

2. Tap on “Your Library.”

3. Tap “Liked Songs.”

Note: You won’t be able to see the date you liked the song on mobile devices.

Can You View Recently Played Songs on Spotify?

Yes, Spotify enables you to view the songs you played recently. However, the number of songs you can view in your “Recently played” section is not the same on the desktop and mobile app.

On your Spotify for desktop, you can view no more than 50 recently played songs. Also, you’ll only see the songs you played on your desktop app.

1. Launch Spotify.

2. Click on the “Queue” button in the bottom-right corner of the interface.

3. Click on the “Recently played” tab.

Note: Every time you close the app, the songs in your “Recently played” section will disappear.

The Spotify app on your mobile device offers a more extensive list of recently played songs. You can go back up to four months and see what songs you played on all your devices.

1. Open the Spotify app.

2. Click on the clock icon next to the settings icon.

Note: Apart from songs, you’ll also see what playlist and albums you’ve played.

What Is the Playlist App for Spotify?

Playlists are one of the hallmark features of Spotify. You can create your custom playlists and add songs in whatever order you want. But sometimes, this can be time-consuming, and you’d rather someone else made a playlist for you. That is when playlist apps come into play.

The Playlist Miner lets you type in terms that best match your mood. You can insert words like “sad,” “happy,” or “workout,” and Playlist Miner will create a playlist that best matches those terms.

A decent alternative to Playlist Miner is Magic Playlist. It has a more user-friendly interface that enables you to find the right playlist quicker.

However, all these playlist apps are third-party apps. To use them, you need to give them access to your Spotify login information.

Don’t forget that Spotify already has tons of playlists created for you. On your Spotify Home page, you’ll see several playlists Spotify generated for you. For example, you can play “Daily Mix,” different playlists which contain songs from artists of a similar genre that you like, and include songs you may not have heard before. Or, if you’re really fond of a particular artist, you’ll see a playlist based on that artist, e.g., “Foo Fighters Radio” that contains songs by the Foo Fighters and artists similar to them.

Viewing a List of Played Songs on Spotify

Spotify hasn’t made viewing your listening history easy. Sure, you can view the songs you’ve played recently in just a few steps, but the only way to view an extended list of your history is by requesting data containing such information. Even so, you’ll only be able to see your listening activity for the past year. So, if you want to know what you’ve listened to five years ago, you can’t do that, unfortunately.

Still, we hope that the methods we’ve shown you enabled you to find the song you’ve been looking for. You can either view songs that you played recently or submit a request to Spotify to send you data with the list of songs you played in the past year. If you’re in the habit of liking songs on Spotify, you may find your song in the “Liked Songs” section.

How did you view a list of played songs on Spotify? Did you use an alternative method? Let us know in the comments section below.

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