In Spotify you can only search for public playlists by playlist title. This is unhelpful for obvious reasons. To demonstrate, a few of my public playlist names: Tiny Danza, Peach World, Works, Jon Secada. The Jon Secada playlist only has a single Jon Secada song in it. Anyone searching for Jon Secada playlists will probably be disappointed if he/she finds mine.

Is there any way to search playlists by the song/s that a playlist actually contains?

  • Another way is to search for the playlist by the song or artist name at playlists.net. This site is well integrated with spotify application.
    – Tushar
    Jul 28, 2016 at 19:58

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Now there is a website that can help with finding Spotify playlists that contain a specific song or artists (or multiple of them) Check it here https://www.chosic.com/spotify-playlist-search-tool-by-song-or-artist/


Not officially. This is an oft requested feature. (Vote it up so it gets attention.) And it's a feature that Rdio already provides.

But there is a "hack" that works, sort of.

Spotify community member therepeatd says Google this:

site:spotify.com inurl:"playlist" "[artist name]" "[song name]"

... filling in the bracketed variables. Warning: Google may block your searches with a captcha because it thinks you're a robot. Also, while this method returns some public playlists that include a given song, it does not include all of them (many haven't been indexed).

This method will have to do until Spotify implements this feature or a third-party app figures out how to handle this on its own. That may be a while.

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    This works perfectly. Seems Spotify also formats their playlists with [artist] · [song] - using the format site:spotify.com inurl:"playlist" "[artist] · [song]" has worked nicely for me.
    – kavun
    Dec 9, 2015 at 21:59
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    You can also search for playlists with two or more songs, just add other terms between quotes. Dec 17, 2016 at 16:52
  • Any update on this? As of 2018?
    – Ben G
    May 5, 2018 at 20:27

shameless self promo incoming

I built a tool that let's you do this! https://whattheplaylist.com/

Music Lover's website above only seems to let you search public playlists. what the playlist lets you search your created and followed playlists for a song/album/artist


I believe playlistsearchr.com allows you to do this. You can also search across apple music, amazon, youtube aswell as Spotify.

You can search playlists by the song/artist/album and easily preview them before adding them to your Spotify.

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