Removing Songs From Spotify Playlist: A User-Friendly Guide

Sometimes, you’re jamming to your Spotify playlist, and suddenly, a song hits you like a bad haircut – it’s just not working. You can easily remove those musical misfits without nuking the entire playlist. Let’s dive into the how-to.

Why Remove Songs from Spotify Playlist?

People purge songs for various reasons:

  1. Terrible Sound: Some tunes sound like a cat playing the accordion.
  2. Overplayed: You’ve looped them more times than a rollercoaster.
  3. Accidental Adds: That song slipped in.
  4. Better Versions: Upgraded tracks are out there, waiting to replace the oldies.
  5. Playlist Bloat: Too many songs? Ain’t nobody got time for that.
  6. Duplicates: Double trouble – same song, twice.

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Before we dive in, let’s address the elephant in the room. Spotify lets you download up to 10,000 songs per device. So, choose wisely.

Removing Songs on Mobile (iOS/Android)

  1. Launch Spotify on your phone.
  2. Navigate to Your Library (bottom tab).
  3. Select the Playlist you want to tweak.
  4. Tap the Three Dots next to the offending song.
  5. Choose “Remove from this Playlist” – It’s gone.
  6. Want to mass-delete? Select all songs, right-click, and hit “Remove from this playlist.”

Removing Songs on Desktop

  1. Open Spotify on your computer.
  2. Sign in.
  3. Go to the Playlist you want to edit.
  4. Click the Three Dots next to the song you want to ditch.
  5. Select “Remove from this Playlist”. 

Clearing Your Queue

  1. Mobile: Tap the song playing, then the hamburger icon (three lines) – select all songs and hit “REMOVE.”
  2. Desktop: Look for the “CLEAR” button in the Play Queue list.

Nixing Songs from History

    • Desktop: Hover over an album or podcast in Recently Played, click the three dots, and choose “Remove from Recently Played.”

    Hidden Songs? Unhide and Remove.

    1. Hide a Song: Click the three dots on the song and select “Hide this song.”
    2. Unhide: Find it, click the three dots, and choose “Hidden.”
    3. Remove: Click the three dots again and select “Remove from this playlist.”


    • Why Did Spotify Remove K-pop Songs? Licensing drama. But they’re back now.
    • Why Can’t I Remove Songs? Check permissions – you can’t edit someone else’s playlist.
    • How to Remove Recommended Songs? Check this article for tips.

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    John Miller


    July 10, 2024