Spotify Pranks Users with "Discocover Weekly" Playlist
Included in the list of covers are Taylor Swift's divisive take on "September," as well as covers by artists like Lizzo ("Stayin' Alive"), the Fall ("Lost in Music) and Babes in Toyland ("We Are Family") — though each playlist will be individually tailored to each user.
If you're a disco hater, you probably got played — but if you're really into covers of disco songs, Spotify's prank backfired and you're in luck.
See some of the hilarious reactions to the streaming gag below.
Spotify's April fools prank is pretty good tho pic.twitter.com/yTSdvzJdtS— Christopher Mims 🎆 (@mims) April 1, 2019
Anyone else have a really weird Discover Weekly on Spotify right now? 80% of mine is disco/really bad cover songs (legitimately atrocious). One is just 12 seconds of disco instrumentals? Is it an April fools thing? Cause that sucks big time if so pic.twitter.com/2AtFCvBlJE— Ernie (@ErniePurcell) April 1, 2019
umm did i just get pranked by @Spotify????! fml i was wondering why my whole discover weekly playlist was so off n i just realised it was an april fools prank 😩😩😂— • LIV (@livnissan) April 1, 2019
Wow @Spotify got me good with the April Fools disco-cover discover weekly 😂 although I was digging the ABBA covers— Alli Woodard (@alli_woodard) April 1, 2019
That Spotify April Fools joke doesn't really work when all the songs on the playlist are bangers. pic.twitter.com/rGG0uXDIWL— Tom Power (@tompowercbc) April 1, 2019