How to Stop Spotify from Adding Songs

Written by Ivana Kotorchevikj Streaming / Spotify

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Key Points

To stop Spotify from adding songs to your playlist:

  • Add at least 15 music tracks to your playlist.
  • Disable the autoplay option.
  • Try creating a new playlist.

One of the best features of Spotify is that you can create your own playlists. However, Spotify introduced a feature where it automatically adds songs to your playlists.

It might be frustrating when you are listening to music and see the “We added” section and randomly added songs to your playlists.

The good news is that there’s a way to stop Spotify from adding random songs to your playlist and get rid of the ‘We Added’ on Spotify.

Why is Spotify adding songs to my playlist?

Before we explain how to stop Spotify from adding songs, let’s see why this happens.

There are several reasons you’ll see Spotify suggesting songs in your playlists.

  1. You have created a short playlist

In one of its Communities, they stated that if you are using the free version of Spotify, you should expect the following things:

  • If you have fewer than 15 songs in your playlist, more songs will be automatically added to your playlist.
  • In the playlists, you’ll see two sections: “You added” in which songs you’ve added are listed and “We added” in which Spotify adds new songs to your playlist.

We Added

  1. You are listening to a playlist curated by Spotify

If you’re listening to a curated playlist by Spotify, it will continue to add songs to the playlist based on your taste. Below we’ll discuss how to disable this function.

  1. You are using a free version of Spotify

As mentioned above, if you are a free user, you might expect Spotify to add extra songs to your playlists. Premium users supposedly don’t see this happening. Although, there’s some room for doubt because many premium users have reported seeing Spotify add songs to their playlists.

Bonus read: How to Turn Off Shuffle on Spotify?

How to stop Spotify from adding songs to your playlist

There are a few methods you can try to stop Spotify from adding extra songs to your playlist.

  1. Add more songs to your playlist

The good thing is that the tracks in the 'We added' sections are not actually part of the playlist, but they are only suggestions.

The main reason why Spotify suggests songs to your playlist is that it has fewer than 15 songs. So, you can add more songs to it.

If you add more songs to your playlist so that it has at least 15 tracks, your tracks will replace the suggested ones.

To add more tracks to your playlist:

  1. Open Spotify on your phone or computer.
  2. Search for the song(s) you want to add to your playlist.
  3. Tap or click on the three dots below the song name.

Tap or click on the three dots

  1. Select ‘Add to Playlist’.

Select ‘Add to Playlist’

  1. Disable autoplay

You may have noticed that Spotify has an auto-play option. If it’s enabled, Spotify will keep on adding and auto-playing similar songs to your playlist when your music ends.

To stop this, you can disable the autoplay option.

  1. Click on the down arrow next to your profile picture.
  2. Go to Settings > Autoplay on this device and Autoplay on other devices.

Tap on 'Settings'

  1. Toggle off the buttons next to the option to turn off autoplay completely.

Disable autoplay

  1. Create a new playlist

If Spotify keeps adding songs, you can also try creating a new playlist from scratch. Remember to add at least 15 tracks to it.

If the issue continues, contact Spotify Support on their Help page and explain the issue.

You might also be interested in learning how to remove recently played on Spotify desktop.


The reason why Spotify keeps adding songs to your playlist is that you have created a playlist with fewer songs, you are listening to a playlist curated by Spotify, or you are using the free Spotify version.

To stop Spotify from adding songs to your playlist, add more songs to your playlist, disable autoplay or create your own playlist.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to remove extra songs on Spotify?

You can only remove songs from the playlists you have created and songs you have added. Also, if you remove a song from one playlist, it won’t be removed from other playlists it’s featured.

You cannot remove songs from the ‘We Added’ section that Spotify added. However, you can hide the extra songs from the playlist in the Spotify app.

To hide extra songs in the ‘We Added’ section:

  1. Open the Spotify app.

  2. Find the playlist from which you want to hide the extra songs.

  3. Tap on the three dots next to a song in the “We Added” sections.

  4. Select ‘Hide this song’.