Spotify launches weekly 'Singles' playlists featuring exclusive recordings and covers

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The first release features songs from John Legend, Juanes, and more.

Hump day just got a little sweeter.

On Wednesday, Spotify launched a weekly Wednesday playlist series called "Singles," consisting of original Spotify studio recordings with top artists. 

Each playlist will contain two tracks from each artist: an "A" side track of the artist's song, and a "B" side track of a cover they've recorded. Spotify plans to release more than 100 "Singles" tracks in the next year.

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The first batch of "Singles" features songs from John Legend, Grouplove, Tove Lo, Juanes, and 17 other musicians and acts, all recorded at the streaming company's new recording studio in New York. 

Cover tracks for the first release include Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" by John Legend, and Kanye West's "Ultralight Beam" by Local Natives.

Spotify is also in the process of developing another playlist for live performances called "Live." So-called "Spotify Superfans"—users with high use levels—will be invited to attend the recorded live performances.

Listeners can find "Singles" and future "Live" playlists under "Browse" in the Spotify app.

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