What are the best random song generators?

Can't decide what to listen to next? There are playlists out there that put new songs based on what you already listen to but there are also random song name generators that can let you listen to a completely different track. If you're up for either, take a look at this list!

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    #1Spotify

    Spotify

    Spotify helps users discover random music by the song title, artist, and album. The platform filters out music based on what users often listen to and add it to their Discover Weekly playlist.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Abel Velasco
    Written on June 19, 2018
    "Beware, there's already a rock artist named Random Song Generator on Spotify. If you want to find an actual random song generator, just shuffle the songs in Spotify. Simple and sweet as that."
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    #2SoundCloud

    SoundCloud

    SoundCloud is a place wherein users can discover new music and covers from independent artists. The music platform also serves as a random song generator because it plays related songs.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Anna Lawson
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "Soundcloud is my favorite place to find totally random and new music from indie artists. I find all sorts of hidden gems while browsing my Soundcloud app hahaha :D"
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    #3Last.fm

    Last.fm

    Last.fm is a random song generator that compiles music for the users based on what they listen to on different music platforms. The site lets users find and discover new songs as well.

    Websites

    Free

    Ismael Galicia
    Written on June 19, 2018
    "Last.fm works like a radio station, it plays songs randomly. I'll let the music play until the day ends. It is an alright onlie service for playing good music."

DID YOU KNOW?

We all have our reasons as to why we listen to music but did you know that music can affect our mood and emotion? It’s undeniable how music can really make or break your day. Tune in to upbeat music and we will feel energetic and inspired. Listen to sentimental or love songs and we will suddenly feel sad without a valid reason. Moreover, music also plays a vital role in our health. Some studies claim that upbeat music puts us in a happier mood, which results in better physical health, good communication, and relationship satisfaction. Music is also associated with memories that can trigger our emotion and awareness, per a study in 2009.

In the movie Alive Inside, it depicts how music can regain one’s consciousness and connect him back to the world. Henry has Alzheimer and is mentally disconnected from his life. To be able to help him, a caretaker in the nursing home asked his family about his music preference before being sick. So the caretaker plays Henry’s music until the old man slowly shows improvements. He has opened his eyes and reconnected with the world through music. This may be a fiction story, but a study of Petr Janata at the University of California, Davis attests that familiar music stimulates a certain part of the brain to replay episodic memories. This instance can reconnect us with our past, just like what happened to Henry. You could try this claim by listening to a random song generator and observe how that song has affected your mood. There are also websites that allow you to download songs for free.

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    #4iTunes

    iTunes

    iTunes is a music platform and media player wherein you can create playlists with random songs across different albums and artists. You can also buy music through the iTunes store.

    Websites

    Free

    Laura Luna
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "Now this isn't a song topic generator in the fullest sense but it helps me find new music to buy especially since I want to support the artists who make good music :)"
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    #5YouTube

    YouTube

    YouTube is an online music and video sharing site which can work as a place to find song names based on the lyrics, year, artist, or album. The platform is available for web or mobile devices.

    Websites

    Free

    Joe Hart
    Written on June 19, 2018
    "Youtube is where I gather the greatest random songs, from classical to meme music. Too bad and I can't use it on my office since the bytes are limited."
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    #6Best Random Tools

    Best Random Tools

    Best Random Tools is a website that provides randomizing tools for specific topics. Users can pick randomizer tools for any topics such as random trivia, city, country, words and more. 

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Micaela Ordoñez
    Written on June 19, 2018
    "I have no idea what are the popular songs of all time so I decided to use Random Best Tool's service. They gaved me songs like Bad by Michael Jackson and Zombies by The Cranberries. A good site for seeking any songs."
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    #7Get Random Things

    Get Random Things

    Get Random Things has generators of various lists. Topics include random countries, names and brands. You can also share the results of your randomly generated answers to your social media sites.

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Alan Guo
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "Get Random Things should be on top of the list! This is an actual random song title generator that recommends totally random pop songs with their album or music video photo!! "
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    #8Random Lists

    Random Lists

    Random Lists is a website that hosts tools for random selection for free.  Offering various selections of random lists, users can select parameters of what results will appear, as well as generate their own personal random list.

     
    Other

    Free

    Ronald Matthews
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "This is the only random song name generator in this list that makes sense for me, I got eight random songs as I shuffled and found some songs I already listen to hahaha great way to find new songs and artists that you can listen to."

Summary

Best What are the best random song generators
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SpotifyApps 13 Free
2SoundCloudApps 13 Free
3Last.fmWebsites 9 Free
4iTunesWebsites 9 Free
5YouTubeWebsites 7 Free
6Best Random ToolsSoftware 4 Free
7Get Random ThingsSoftware 4 Free
8Random ListsOther 1 Free
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