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Unlock Your Groove: How to Find Hidden Songs on Spotify?

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How to Find Hidden Songs on Spotify

I’ve spent years digging into the depths of Spotify, and I’ve discovered some pretty cool tricks along the way. One of my favorites is finding hidden songs. It’s like a treasure hunt, but instead of gold, you’re uncovering hidden musical gems.

You’re probably wondering, “How do I find these hidden songs on Spotify?” Well, that’s exactly what I’m going to teach you. With a few simple steps, you’ll be unearthing hidden tracks in no time.

Methods to Find Hidden Songs on Spotify

Using Search Filters

One of the easiest and most effective methods I use is playing around with Spotify’s search filters. A lot of users aren’t aware that you can modify your search results by using operators. These operators are used in combination with keywords to provide more specific search results.

Here are some of the operators you can use:

  • title: Using this operator followed by a keyword will yield songs with that specific word in the title. For example, typing “title:love” in the search bar will show songs with ‘love’ in the title.
  • year: This operator followed by a year will show songs released in that specific year. For instance, by typing “year:2000”, Spotify will display songs released in the year 2000.
  • genre: If you want to discover hidden tracks in a specific genre, this operator will be your best friend. For instance, typing “genre:jazz” will result in a list of jazz songs.

Knowing these operators and learning how to effectively use them will unlock a trove of musical treasure on Spotify.

Exploring Curated Playlists

Spotify is famous for its curated playlists, tailored to listener’s tastes and genres. They’re a fantastic way to discover new music, including hidden tracks. Some of the curated playlists I particularly recommend for uncovering hidden tracks include ‘Discover Weekly’, ‘Release Radar’, and ‘Daily Mix’.

Each of these playlists is created based on your listening habits. So, the more varied your music tastes are, the better your chances of finding hidden songs. Exploring these playlists not only surfaces new music but also introduces you to genres you might not usually listen to.

Looking for Hidden Gems in Artist Profiles

Artist Profiles are often overlooked in the search for new music. However, they can be a gold mine of hidden tracks. When you visit an artist’s profile, beyond the popular tracks and latest releases, there’s a section called ‘Appears On’. This section features tracks where the artist has collaborated with others or released songs on compilation albums. You’d be surprised by the number of hidden gems you can find here.

Tips and Tricks to Uncover Hidden Songs

Searching by Track or Album ID

Not many Spotify users are aware of this but every song and album on Spotify has a unique identification number known as its Spotify URI (Uniform Resource Identifier). It’s the digital equivalent of the Dewey Decimal system for Spotify’s massive music library. Here’s how to tap into this treasure trove of hidden and less-known tracks.

  1. Find a song or album you like by an artist. Make sure it’s not too well-known; we’re hunting for hidden gems, remember?
  2. Right-click the title and select ‘Share’, then ‘Copy Spotify URI’.
  3. Paste this URI into the search bar and voila! You should see a host of similar songs and albums that may not have surfaced through traditional browsing.

Exploring via unique URI is an excellent tool in your Spotify treasure hunt.

Utilizing Third-Party Tools and Apps

Sometimes, the best way to navigate a mammoth library like Spotify’s is with some expert assistance. Lucky for us, there are third-party tools and apps designed specifically for discovering new, obscure, and hidden tracks on Spotify. Some popular ones are:

  • Spotify Codes: These are unique bars and patterns for every song, artist, or playlist on Spotify. Scan these codes within the app to instantly play music. It can be an avenue to finding hidden songs that have been shared via this method.
  • Discover Quickly: As the name suggests, it allows you to find new music, well, quickly. It plays a portion of the top songs from any artist, album, or playlist allowing you to change tracks swiftly until you stumble upon something unknown yet interesting.
  • MagicPlaylist: This tool creates custom playlists based on one song. Enter a less-known song and watch it generate an entire playlist with similar hidden tracks.
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