Question

How sort the playlist search result?

  • 30 November 2017
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I think there is not a sort option for playlist search. I need to sort them by latest update, newest playlist or the popularity. Can you arrange it ?

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Same here!! It's very important for me to find the latest playlists.
Many users have been asking for something like this for years. See the following threads:
https://community.soundcloud.com/playlists-229933/how-sort-the-playlist-search-result-7389082
https://community.soundcloud.com/desktop-230066/why-can-t-i-sort-search-results-6514930
https://community.soundcloud.com/desktop-230066/how-can-i-sort-by-date-6413438
https://community.soundcloud.com/ideas-for-soundcloud-230074/sort-tracks-by-number-of-likes-or-number-of-reposts-7358879
https://community.soundcloud.com/desktop-230066/how-can-i-find-only-tracks-with-a-specific-tag-6785286

I am posting this reply in all the above threads.

May I suggest that anyone who still wants this feature submits a request to SoundCloud by email via this link? https://help.soundcloud.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

I have just done so. This is what I wrote (the limit is 1,000 characters):

I would like an enhancement to sort search results.

Typical usage:
A user searches for music with a specific tag, like this:
https://soundcloud.com/tags/improvised%20music

Result:
The results are sorted in order of Popularity (presumably number of listens).
There is no way to change this sort order.
Furthermore, I understand, some tracks that meet the search criteria are excluded from the results because they are deemed not to be popular enough.

Requirements:
1) It should be possible for the user to sort the search results, at least by date and perhaps by other criteria.
2) Tracks or playlists should not be excluded from search results on grounds of 'unpopularity'.

Comments:

For me, the most useful order would be posting date (most recent first). That way, I can monitor new tracks that conform to the search criteria.

As users will tend to listen to tracks at the top of the results list first, the order of results sorted by Popularity is likely to be self-perpetuating.

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