A playlist which prefers to play songs I REALLY like over filler?
June 30, 2014 1:34 PM Subscribe
I'm wondering if it's technically possible to "weight" a song's importance on a playlist so that it has a higher chance of being played. With that weigh ranging from "100% certainty" to "do not care one way or the other."
Right now I'm building the playlist for my wedding in a couple of months. We are probably going to use an iPhone, iPod or laptop attached to a hopefully decent audio system. I'm planning on using either Spotify or iTunes to organize said playlist. I'm thinking I'll break it into at least two playlists, some of which would be more mood-oriented and some more party/raucous music-themed, but either way the total amount of tunes will be around 7-8 hrs (plus more in case the wedding goes over the time limit).
My issue is this: owing to the amount of required music, there's definitely going to be some filler in the list to make sure that nothing repeats. At the same time, there are several songs which I would like to ensure get some airtime. Note that this isn't something like a first dance where there'd be a break in the music; these are just ostensibly random songs which would be coming up in the course of the evening. What I want to do is pick like 10 or so songs and *guarantee* that they be played at some point during the festivities, though the exact time doesn't really matter.
Is there any way to handle this using the players I mentioned earlier? Do I need to rate the music that I want to hear the most? Do I need to build multiple playlists and then somehow combine them into a "smart" playlist? Alternatively if there's another music app that could handle this then I'm totally open to suggestion. Right now I'm leaning Spotify because it has a large streaming library so that would be a pretty necessary feature for any alternative I go with in its place.