Spotify thanks user who reported an error with clever custom playlist

Reddit user NoIAmTooSexyForYou reported a tech error to Spotify recently. The streaming music giant made him a personalized playlist as a thank you from its @SpotifyCares account. The mix is dubbed, James Is a Hero.

The gesture was an expert blend of seasoned marketing savvy, that good-natured enthusiasm the best techies employ, and an optimally nerdy nod to awesomely bad music. To wit: James Taylor’s “Sweet Baby James” leads the mix (we’re pretty sure the user’s real name is James), and while the music itself may play somewhat incoherently, the song titles form a digital fistbump to James: “You’re Awesome,” “The World,” “Is,” “A,’ “Better Place,” “With You,” “In It,” “Stay,” “Classy”


Screenshot via NoIAmTooSexyForYou/Reddit

Not bad for pointing out that a Killers song was labeled incorrectly.

Screenshot via NoIAmTooSexyForYou/Reddit

Listen to the 10-song, 32-minute playlist below.

Photo by jDevaun/Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez

Ramon Ramirez is the news director, and formerly the Dot's entertainment editor and evening editor. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Grantland, Washington City Paper, Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monitor.