1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 17, 2012 8:24 AM by Meg St._Clair
FenderLead1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have only had my Iphone for about 6 months now. It does some things very well.. others not so much. Here is one that I just cant figure out.


I have 80 or so songs in my Gym playlist, from about 70 different artists. (so maybe 3 blue rodeo, 2 Led Zep, 3 VanH etc etc)


When i go into the playlist and hit shuffle it starts playing and seems random but very often will play 2 blue rodeo tunes in a row.


When I say often, I listen to this playlist twice a week at the gym and it happens every time usually in less than an hour.


It is "shuffle" but my phone thinks it knows what I want better than I do?  I DONT want to listen to two zep songs in a row.


I have checked the order on my playlist and it seems random enough to me...



iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 (48,950 points)

    The laws of chance dictate that two songs by the same artist could come up in a row. In fact, it's possible that a completely random shuffle could result in an entire album's worth of songs being played in the exact same order as on the original album. That event is neither more nor less likely than any other outcome. The only way to absolutely prevent two songs by the same artist from playing one after another on shuffle is to not have more than one song by an artist.