3.11.2013

{Rave} Songza

I was on the Pandora bandwagon from the beginning. It was so great to get to hear new music and we used it so often we ended up getting the premium version for a few years. Eventually though, we started to hear the same songs over and over again. Maybe it is because we gave a thumbs up or down to so many songs our options became limited? Who knows.

Everyone started talking about Spotify. I played around with it but for whatever reason just couldn't get into it. At one point I think you had to have  a Facebook account for login and as I discussed here that just wasn't going to work for me. It also seems as though you had to pay a monthly fee to really be able to enjoy all the features of the app.
So I was thrilled to discover Songaz! Currently the app is free, but who knows how long that will last. This app is different from the other two in that you choose a pre-made playlist to listen to. The main screen is the Music Concierge. From here there are different activities that change throughout the day which Songza will give you playlists for.
I selected "Waking Up Happy" and was then given a list of playlists to choose from. There is always a brief description of what you can expect from each list. There is also the ability browse lists by genre or activity. Some of these are HILARIOUS. You will just have to check it out and see what I mean. And of course you can always search for a list by artist, song, etc. and you will be given some options that include what you searched for. 
Below is what the music player looks like--pretty similar to Pandora and Spotify. The list will repeat, but there doesn't seem to be much overlap of songs from one list to the next. There are thousands of playlists to choose created by "music experts". Not sure what that means, but you will find some really great collections such as , , and . Beware, if your husband starts listening to Jock Jams to work out he may ask you  if you're "ready for this" or tell you he likes to "move it move it"  incessantly for a few weeks.
New lists are added all the time, making it easy to listen to songs that are old or new. There may not be as much control as Spotify, but there is much more variety than Pandora. Wanna hear what I am listening to? You can find my profile here.

What is your favorite app to listen to music?? Anyone out there still using CD's?

6 comments:

  1. Wow!! How fun! I think you just convinced me to give it a go!

    Meanwhile...I haven't used CDs in years and yet, still have trouble parting with them. The first CD I ever bought was "Ace of Base" and I still have it! I'm laughing at myself! :)

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  2. Rambling Rach3/12/13, 7:25 AM

    I think my first CD was the original Mariah Carey album. But I do remember getting some pretty good use out of my Ace of Base cd as well :-)

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  3. Love your breakdown of the services. I live in Canada and Spotify does not work here. It bums me out whenver i go to a site that has a playlist or song loaded from Spotify and i have no option to listen. I will have to check Songza out!

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  4. Ooh - this is good to know. Also - good warning about the jock jams references - because even though I don't have a husband who would do that to me, I would probably do it to myself - because sometimes my brain does things like that.

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  5. Rambling Rach3/13/13, 6:03 AM

    I hope it works for you! It has seriously made my life more fun :-) I follow @songza on Twitter too. They will post new playlists as they become available.

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  6. Rambling Rach3/13/13, 6:04 AM

    For more catchy flashbacks I highly recommend the 90210 Slumber Party list. Nothing sticks in your head quite like Ace of Base. Totally stayed up too late last night jamming out to this one.

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