Using ChatGPT to Generate Playlists

Trying out the musical chops of AI engines. For those new to the space, the company OpenAI made a big splash with ChatGPT in making a conversational chat engine. Microsoft has been a partner and doubled down with a massive investment. OpenAI just release GPT 4.0 which Microsoft is already using (in its Bing search engine). The core ChatGPT product does not have access to the internet prior to its 2021 training, the Microsoft engine searches the current web.

My Prompt:
You are a music influencer. You like current music but also music from the 80’s like U2, Depeche Mode, New Order. You like dance remixes. Make a playlist of 20 songs that can be imported into Tidal through soundiiz

Results from ChatGPT4
As a music influencer with a passion for both current music and classic 80’s tunes, I’ve curated a playlist of 20 songs that seamlessly blend these genres with some dance remixes. Enjoy this playlist on Tidal by importing it through Soundiiz!

  1. U2 - “With or Without You” (Daniel Lanois & Billy Steinberg Remix)
  2. Depeche Mode - “Enjoy the Silence” (Mike Shinoda Reinterpreted Mix)
  3. New Order - “Bizarre Love Triangle” (Shep Pettibone Extended Dance Mix)
  4. Dua Lipa - “Don’t Start Now” (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
  5. Tame Impala - “The Less I Know the Better” (GUM Remix)
  6. The Weeknd - “Blinding Lights” (Major Lazer Remix)
  7. Robyn - “Dancing On My Own” (Fred Falke Remix)
  8. Tears for Fears - “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (Just A Gent Remix)
  9. David Bowie - “Let’s Dance” (Nile Rodgers’ String Version)
  10. Pet Shop Boys - “West End Girls” (Grum Remix)
  11. A-ha - “Take On Me” (Kygo Remix)
  12. The Cure - “Close to Me” (Closer Mix)
  13. Billie Eilish - “Bad Guy” (Tiesto’s Big Room Remix)
  14. The Smiths - “This Charming Man” (Luis Leon Bootleg)
  15. INXS - “Need You Tonight” (Mendel Edit)
  16. Disclosure ft. Sam Smith - “Latch” (Oliver Heldens Remix)
  17. Doja Cat - “Say So” (Jax Jones Midnight Snack Remix)
  18. RÜFÜS DU SOL - “Innerbloom” (Sasha Remix)
  19. Sofi Tukker - “Drinkee” (Vintage Culture & Slow Motion! Remix)
  20. M83 - “Midnight City” (Eric Prydz Private Remix)

Microsoft Bing (using ChatGPT4)

  • Cary August - Relax (Limited 80’s Club Remix Edit)
  • Foundation - Somebody’s Watching Me (Studio 54 Remix Edit)
  • DJ Brian Howe - Major Tom (Peter S. Remix Edit)
  • De Lorean - Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) [Original Electro Pop Remix]
  • Fab - Ride Like the Wind (Palladium Club House Remix)
  • Cardenia - Funkytown (Original Cherry Lips Club Remix)
  • Cary August - You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [Radio Edit]
  • Donna M. - Holiday (Original Club Edit Version)
  • Ministry of Funk - 1999 (80’s Remix Edit)
  • Foundation - Fresh (feat. Alex Twister) [Bennassi Myspace Mashup Remix]
  • Cary August - Bizarre Love Triangle (Oscar Salguero Ibiza Club Edit)
  • Future Shock feat. Marion - Big In Japan (Techno Bootleg Remix)
  • Mysteria feat. Martine - Neverending Story (Frankfurt’s Progressive Techno Remix)
  • DJ Cobra - Axel F. (Crazy Original Frog’s Techno Remix)
  • Cary August - Don’t You (Forget About Me) [Breakfast Club’s Video Remix Edit]
  • New Life Generation - I Like Chopin (12" Extended Maxi Version)

I think Bing gave a wider range of songs but 7 did not import. ChatGPT was more straightforward song selection with focus on remixes, all but 1 imported. For both, many of the soundiiz matches were NOT the named remixes.

If the AI could run against current Tidal/Qobuz holdings, it would be better. Hint, hint @danny

If anyone wants me to run a prompt and you don’t have access, happy to do so.


Nice idea. I’ll try. Thanks
And for the info about Bing, I did not know

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This is cool!

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Turns out almost none of these mixes are on Tidal, I will import into Spotify and see how it does! This was only my first attempt at generating a playlist, lots of possibilities!

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Lots of potential scope here…

I had a play with doing something similar with the earlier GPT3 model.


I have great hopes for something like this. I make playlist that blend together musically, or genre-wise, but also thematically. I have a bunch of playlists like “Love Lost”, “Love Gained”, “Drinking to Forget”, etc where the content of the songs are the binding glue of the playlist.

I’d love to specify a list of genres, or artists etc, and a topic and have a playlist generated. I’d also love to do this with an AI that has read my library and listening history so it knows what I’m into.


Yes! Sorry I missed that post! One of the mods can merge threads if they want!

A way around the cost is for the user to enter a ChatGPT API key, that puts the cost on the end user. Not as turnkey obviously.