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This Spotify Playlist Can Make You Feel Young Again

Dave Parrack 29-09-2017

Spotify has a new playlist for you, and this one has the potential power to make you feel young again. Unless you are still young, in which case it has the power to transport you all the way back to 2012. “Your Time Capsule” is a literal time capsule of songs you’ve listened to over the years.


Despite increased competition from Apple Music and others Spotify vs. Apple Music vs. Google Play Music: Which Is Best? Here's our comparison of music streaming services Spotify vs. Apple Music vs. Google Play Music on price, quality, and catalog. Read More , Spotify is still the music streaming service to beat. And part of Spotify’s enduring appeal is its ability to craft personalized playlists for each individual user. These take all of the effort out of finding songs to listen to. In a good way.

Your Time Capsule Charts Musical History

“Your Time Capsule” is exactly what the name suggests. It contains songs from previous decades that Spotify knows you like. Basically, any older songs — and some surprisingly recent ones — you’ve listened to on Spotify since creating your account could make it into “Your Time Capsule”.

My own Spotify time capsule contains tracks from every decade from the 1970s through to the 2010s. The complete lack of anything from the 1960s, which is actually my favorite decade for music, suggests this only stretches back to the decade in which you were born. Yes, I was born in the 70s.

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At the ripe old age of 40, I know I’m positively decrepit in the eyes of today’s younger generations. But that vintage means Spotify was able to pull 55 songs from yesteryear out of its hat. I’m guessing if you’re under the age of 21 you’ll be reminded of songs from, ooh, about five years ago.


Regardless, if you have a Spotify account and are over 16 years of age then “Your Time Capsule” is waiting for you at timecapsule.spotify.com. Just click the link, click “Get Playlist” and wait for Spotify to compile your list of aged classics. A reminder that you have terrible taste in music.

Spotify Knows Exactly What Songs You Like

“Your Time Capsule” is just the latest of Spotify’s automagic playlists Discover New Music with Spotify's Automagic Playlists Spotify has recently released several new ways of generating unique playlists that will help you discover awesome new music. We're here to guide you through these automagic playlist makers. Read More . These essentially use your previous listening habits to find new music for you to listen to. Which is a Godsend for any of us who have sat with a pair of headphones on and then struggled to work out what to listen to next.

What songs made it into “Your Time Capsule”? Are you happy with the selection of songs Spotify handpicked for you? What songs from yesteryear were missing? Do you appreciate Spotify’s ability to create personalized playlists for you? The comments are open below!

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  1. Scott Sanders
    October 1, 2017 at 12:44 am

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