itunes playlist tip for adding songs to 1960's, 1970's, etc.

Over the holidays, I decided to create playlists in itunes for my favorites for the 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, and 2000’s. I had moved several hundred songs into these playlists but I kept encountering the problem of duplicate songs in a list. I wish Apple would remove the ability to do that, but thats for another story. Anyway, I needed a way to choose songs that were not already in playlists for those decades.


I created a playlist for all songs with a rating greater than 1 star and playlist not in 1960’s and playlist not in 1970’s and playlist not in 1980’s and playlist not in 1990’s and playlist not in 2000’s. Call this list no decades playlist.

Here’s a screenshot of the playlist:

No Decades Playlist

Now I have a playlist that I can work with. I can now drag songs from this playlist into my 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s playlists. When I drag the song to the other playlist, it gets removed from this playlist. Eventually, this playlist will be empty if I get all my favorites into the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, or 2000s playlists.