Taking Spotify for a spin

I finally discovered that Spotify has a Billboard Hot 100 playlist and I’m liking it a lot. (I’ve been looking for this for years btw!) It seems to update every Thursday. I hate the commercials and inane talking on Top-40 radio, so this gets me the latest tunes without the crap. Missing from the Billboard playlist are things like last week’s position, weeks on chart, etc. which would be nice, but now I’m just being greedy ;-)

So now I can pick out new stuff, add it to my favorites playlist and automatically sync them to my iPhone and iPad. Quick and simple, and only $10 a month. Note that you can try the premium service for free for 30 days. Of course, you can use the free service, but it’s a pretty limited service on mobile devices. I’m a long-time user of Rhapsody, but I’m always game to try something new.

I do wish that one of these subscription services would do a DJ-hosted stream where the DJ actually talks about the music and artists. That would be awesome, especially commercial free!

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