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Shuffle songs of one artist

  • 17 December 2017
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Sometimes I want to shuffle all my Elton John songs I have on my playlist. This way I make sure I listen only to me favorite Elton John songs that I selected for a playlist.

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If you're on the artistpage of choice you can press play which starts a mix of music similar to the said artist. It would be nice if one could have the option between this mix and playing all the songs of this specific artist. So without the need to create a playlist...
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If you're on the artistpage of choice you can press play which starts a mix of music similar to the said artist. It would be nice if one could have the option between this mix and playing all the songs of this specific artist. So without the need to create a playlist...
From what I can tell, the play button on the page for an artist plays exactly one song from them, and if you press the skip button it adds a random song from a different artist to your queue and starts playing that? I thought it must be a bug but it's consistent across all the apps. I don't understand the idea behind this functionality.
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That's right, the Mix button on an artist page will start a similar artists radio like the play button on a Last.fm artist profile. But if you open the page for the top tracks of an artist, there is another button to play them. That page only shows 99 tracks max, so not everything from an artist might get played, but you can set the web player to shuffle mode, so the tracks will not be played in the shown order. You can open the play queue in the web player then to show you the actual order of the upcoming tracks or even edit it and also choose to play automatic recommendations by other artists afterwards. See this screenshot for an example with Steve Winwood's top tracks:



To circumvent this limit you would have to create a separate playlist with either all tracks or only your favorite tracks by an artist and shuffle that.
That's right, the Mix button on an artist page will start a similar artists radio like the play button on a Last.fm artist profile. But if you open the page for the top tracks of an artist, there is another button to play them. That page only shows 99 tracks max, so not everything from an artist might get played, but you can set the web player to shuffle mode, so the tracks will not be played in the shown order. You can open the play queue in the web player then to show you the actual order of the upcoming tracks or even edit it and also choose to play automatic recommendations by other artists afterwards. See this screenshot for an example with Steve Winwood's top tracks:



To circumvent this limit you would have to create a separate playlist with either all tracks or only your favorite tracks by an artist and shuffle that.

Thnx for your reply.
The screenshot you attached is one from the pc. I'm aiming at the app on a smartphone (android). There is no play button in the popular song section so no playing that list there...
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That's too bad, I don't have the Deezer Android app, so I cannot check. So you would have to create a separate playlist then, e.g. on your computer where you could add all of the available top tracks at once to a new playlist. The only other way would be opening each album page and adding all tracks to a new playlist.

How many of the artist top tracks get played on Android when you start the first one, by the way? And can you access the play queue then to check?
That's too bad, I don't have the Deezer Android app, so I cannot check. So you would have to create a separate playlist then, e.g. on your computer where you could add all of the available top tracks at once to a new playlist. The only other way would be opening each album page and adding all tracks to a new playlist.

How many of the artist top tracks get played on Android when you start the first one, by the way? And can you access the play queue then to check?

Thnx again for your reply. Been looking a bit further as you suggested. Now I can play the top songs of said artist but indeed, only the top songs... Haven't counted them but it's quite a list so for starters that's good.
When I select an artist to 'shuffle', after the first song it plays another artist not the one I selected. On Spotify, if I want to listen to a new artist, I select them, shuffle and listen - it will play songs by that artist from different albums/collections and is a great way to listen. Can I do this in Deezer?
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When I select an artist to 'shuffle', after the first song it plays another artist not the one I selected. On Spotify, if I want to listen to a new artist, I select them, shuffle and listen - it will play songs by that artist from different albums/collections and is a great way to listen. Can I do this in Deezer?

Hi there, you can't, but it's been suggested so I moved your topic to the one where people are discussing it. Take a look at the conversation and don't forget to vote for this feature to be implemented 😉
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Spotify can also play the top tracks of an artist by clicking on the #1 song on top of the artist page, but they only show the first 10, afterwards it will continue with the lastest album, play all of its tracks, then the next album etc. When you use the green "Play" button on top, it will do the same, also in shuffle mode if you want.

Deezer only plays one album when clicking the first track of it and then stops. But as mentioned above, you can play up to 99 top tracks of an artist, even in shuffle mode, if you either open the page showing these 99 top tracks and click on the "Listen" play button there or simply click on top track #1. To check how many tracks are actually available, you can open the play queue and also enable "Automatic recommendations" from other artists there which would be played afterwards. Last but not least you can enable the shuffle mode in the player which probably also works on an Android or iOS phone.
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Hi there, great suggestion ;)

Thanks for helping on this @bluezzbastardzz for explaining the different possibilities!

It might be complex to implement to be able to play songs of a specific artist in your playlist, but we might be able to do something in this regard shuffle songs from an artist 😉
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Hi there, to shuffle songs by one artist you have to find the artist first, playa song and then click on shuffle:

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