Solved: How to change order of songs on Spotify Desktop and Mobile

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May 15, 2024

Wanna listen to Spotify playlists in the order your preferred? Spotify allows you to sort songs in any playlist by Title, Album, Artist, Date added on desktop and mobile devices(only for Premium users). Besides, you can also customize songs order by drag&drop. In this guide, we’ll show you how to sort and customize songs order for Spotify playlist on desktop and mobile devices.

However, rearranging songs order seems difficult for Spotify free users on mobile devices. Luckily we have found an alternative. Keep reading.

Part 1. How to change Spotify songs order on desktop?

Option 1. How to sort all songs in a playlist?

On Spotify for desktop app, you can easily reorder songs by Title, Artist, Album, Duration, and Date added.

1. Open Spotify app and choose the playlist you want to change order.

2. Click on the column header Title and you will see a green triangle icon facing upwards next to it, which means all songs are displayed in A-Z order.

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Click it again and the green triangle turns facing downwards, which means all songs are sorted in Z-A order.

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Click column header Album to sort all songs in A-Z order or Z-A order by Album name.

Or click the clock icon to sort all songs by duration.

You can also click below icon to sort songs by custom order, Title, Artist, Album, Date added or Duration.

Option 2. How to customize song order in a playlist?

For playlists created by yourself, you can drag&drop songs directly to customize order. To drag&drop multiple songs, press the “Ctrl” key (or “Cmd” on Mac) while selecting the songs.

  1. Select and hold title of songs. 
  2. Hold and drag songs to preferred location in list.
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You can’t drag&drop songs to customize songs order in playlists created by Spotify or other users. A workaround for this would be to save the songs from the above playlists to a new playlist

Select all songs in the playlist. Click on one track in the list to highlight it, then press Ctrl + A (or Cmd + A on Mac) to select all the songs. Right click and choose Add to playlist. Choose your own playlist or create a new one.

Part 2. How to change Spotify songs order on mobile(for Premium Users)?

Since the feature to listen to songs in order and to pick the song you want it’s a Premium feature, changing the songs order within the playlist it’s available only on a Premium subscription in the Mobile app. 

Option 1. How to sort all songs in a Spotify playlist on mobile?

  1. Launch Spotify app on your mobile device.
  2. Open a playlist.
  3. Swipe down the screen a little bit to reveal the Sort option. 
  4. If the Sort option doesn’t appear, check if Smart Shuffle is enabled and toggle it off.
  5. Tap the Sort button and select the order you’d like to sort the playlist in, such as “Title,” “Artist,” “Album,” “Recently Added,” and “Custom order“.

Option 2. How to manually rearrange the songs in your playlist on mobile?

  1. Launch Spotify app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap Your Library on the bottom.
  3. Open a playlist created by yourself.
  4. Tap the three-dots icon.
  5. Tap Edit playlist.
  6. You’ll see a 3-line icon appear on the right side of your tracks. Tap & hold the three bars to drag the song and drop it to the desired position in the playlist.
  7. Once done, tap on Save at the top-right.

Note: This feature is only available on Premium and playlists created by yourself.

If you’re on Spotify Free you won’t be able to edit the custom order of your playlist via the mobile app, but you can use the desktop app instead or use below alternative!

Part 3. How to play Spotify songs in order on mobile without Premium?

Spotify free users can’t change songs order on mobile devices since they are limited on shuffle play, but there is two exceptions.

1. Spotify free users can change song order in some personalized playlists like Daily Mix, Discover Weekly and Release Radar. Swipe down on the playlist screen and you will find the Sort option where you can sort songs by Title, Artist, Album and Recently Added.

2. When you use your mobile devices to control Spotify playback on other devices with Spotify Connect, you can sort songs order in a playlist.

If you play songs directly on the mobile device, you won’t find the Sort option.

If you want to play songs in order on mobile devices without subscribing to Spotify Premium, the best alternative is to download Spotify to mp3 and play the songs in order with other music player.

The best way to download your favorite songs conveniently is to use Spotify music downloader – Pazu Spotify Converter. It is specially designed for both Spotify Free and Premium users to download any Spotify songs/playlists/albums for offline listening. It can extract Spotify music and convert it to MP3, M4A, AIFF, WAV, FLAC, and AAC. With Pazu Spotify Music Converter, you can easily download any Spotify songs with ease.

Key features of Pazu Spotify Converter:

  • Download any Spotify songs, albums, playlists, and podcasts with either Spotify’s free or premium account.
  • Built-in Spotify web player, no Spotify app needed.
  • Download Spotify to MP3 in 320kbps.
  • Multiple output formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF.
  • Keep all ID3 tags.
  • Rename Spotify songs with titles, albums, artists, etc.
  • Sort downloaded songs by album or artist.
  • Multilingual interface.

Now, let’s learn how to use Pazu Spotify Music Converter to download your favorite songs and leave songs you don’t like behind.

1. Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Download, install, and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in to your Spotify account with the built-in web player.

2. Choose the output format

Click the gear icon on the top right corner. Here you can select the output format (AUTO(M4A)/MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF), choose output audio quality, customize the output path, organize the output files in various ways, rename output files, and more.

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3. Select Spotify music

Use the integrated Spotify web player to search the songs, albums, playlists,s or podcasts you want to download. Click the Add to List button to load all songs in the album or playlist, and uncheck the songs you want to hide in the playlist.

4. Download and Convert Spotify Songs to Local

Click the Convert button to start downloading the Spotify songs to your local computer.

Once the conversion is done, you can find your Spotify songs downloaded as local files by clicking the below folder button or directly going to the output folder you customized in the previous step.

Now transfer the Spotify songs to your device and customize them on order with any music player you like.

Note: The free trial version of Pazu Spotify Converter enables you to convert the first three minutes of each song. You can remove the trial limitation by purchasing the full version.