How to Sort Spotify Playlists by BPM

(Pocket-lint) – We love our Spotify playlists, they’re great companions whether we’re driving, cleaning, hitting the gym or relaxing after a long day.

Sometimes, however, there is a serious speed lag and dust in the wind doesn’t really motivate us to break a new personal record.

Well, it turns out that sorting a playlist by BPM is actually quite easy – you can even filter out songs that are above or below a particular BPM. It’s a great tool to have at your disposal, making perfect mood curation as easy as a few clicks.

Here’s how it’s done:

How to Sort a Spotify Playlist by BPM

Create a playlist

To get started, you’ll need a playlist to sort through first. This can be a playlist you have already created or a brand new one, in either case our results will be displayed as an additional playlist at the end.

We’ve got a huge mess of a playlist called ‘Good Stuff I Found By’ – and as you might guess, it serves as a bit of a dumping ground for songs we love, across a multitude of genres. , atmospheres and speeds. It’s the perfect type of playlist to filter by BPM, allowing us to create a fast, slow, or even one that gradually changes as the playlist progresses.

For this example, we’ll create a catchy playlist that’s great for working out. So we’ll want songs over 100 beats per minute.

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Visit the Sort Your Music page

Unfortunately, this feature isn’t integrated into the main Spotify app yet, so we’ll have to visit an external website to sort it out. Go to the Sort Your Music website.

Next, sign in with your Spotify account by clicking the “Sign in with Spotify” button.

You should then see a list of your created and saved playlists, and you can choose which one you want to sort.

Sort your playlist

You should now be able to see all the songs in the playlist you’ve chosen, and you have a lot more options than usual for sorting them. These additional options include Energy, which takes into account the energy of a song, Danceability, how easy it is to dance, and Valance, which corresponds to the joy or sadness of a song. Useful tips!

Of course, we’re here for BPM, and we have two boxes at the top of the page that allow us to set a minimum and maximum BPM. We chose 100 as the minimum BPM and 200 as the maximum, as well as unchecked the doubled BPM.

We also decided to order the playlist by decreasing the dance ability, because regular beats should be a good workout companion, and there is no way to get to the end of this gigantic playlist in a single session.

Once you’re satisfied, click “Save as New Playlist” in the top right corner.

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Return to Spotify

In your Spotify app, like magic, you should see your newly created playlist. It will automatically be named something like “Playlist X sorted by X descending”, but you can rename it whatever you want, as well as remove any tracks you don’t want.

There you go, it might not be as easy as right-clicking on a playlist, but it’s a very handy tool and we think it’s definitely worth the extra steps.

Written by Luke Baker.

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