Forgotify is a service designed to shine a light on the dark, forgotten corners of music by helping you to hear music that might otherwise be ignored. 4 million songs, nearly 20% of the music, on Spotify has never been played. Not even once.
Forgotify wants to change that.
Head to the Forgotify website and click on the Start Listening button. You’ll need to be logged into your Spotify account, and the Spotify app if you’re listening on a mobile device.
A window will open with an album cover and a play button. Click on the play button to become the first person ever to hear the song on Spotify.
You can discover music in any sort of genre, time period, etc. Forgotify is purely random, which can be very cool. Who knows what song you’ll discover next?
Sharing on Facebook
You can share your experience on Facebook by clicking the green share button. Forgotify will help you announce to the world that you were the very first person to listen to the song on Spotify:
More Sharing Opportunities
Hover your cursor over the upper right corner of the song window on Forgetify. Click on the symbol to get the link to the song and the embed code to share your newfound song across the Internet.
My First Forgotify Experience
My first song was an opera by Mozart, performed by Opera Orchestra Batislava, Cosi fan tutte: Donne Mie, La Fate a Tanti
The second tune was completely different, a chant from New Guinea, by “a group of men,” Badra Song from Buzi. I can safely say I would never have had a chance to listen to that tune other than Forgotify.
My third song was a ballad by Pete Seeger, From Way Up Here.
Forgotify took me around the world and across the centuries on an adventure of music. Here is my Forgotify playlist (so far):
What Else You Need to Know
Each song you listen to on Forgotify will be removed from the site. Think about it. After you’ve listened to it, the song has been played on Spotify so it doesn’t qualify for Forgotify.
Sharing Is Caring
That means it’s up to you whether the song you found on Forgotify will be shared with the world. You’re not alone if you feel a bit of pressure to share.
Create a Forgotify Playlist on Spotify to help others discover your music finds. Share your playlist with others to help spread the word about the songs.
Forgotify Is Addictive
Once you start using Forgotify, you may have a tough time stopping. The lure of being the first person to listen to a song is very strong. Plus you never know where your Forgotify adventure will take you!
The End of Forgotify?
Listeners have the power to put an end to Forgotify. If all of the 4 million songs on Forgotify were listened to, then there wouldn’t be any more unheard songs on Spotify. Forgotify will have no music to share.
Would that be a sad or happy day? Every song on Spotify would have been heard at least once. But there would be no more delight in being the first to discover a song on Forgotify.
Are you a risk taker? Do you like discovering new music? Do you like the idea of being the first person to listen to a song on Spotify? Would you be sad or happy if all of the songs on Spotify had been heard at least once? Let us know in the Comments section below!
Special request: If you check out Forgotify, please share which songs you heard or your Forgotify Playlist in your comment.