Create a playlist

You might want to create playlists to suit specific moods, to organize songs with a certain theme, or to group songs you want to burn to a CD.

Playlists you create have this icon Icon of a musical note and a list next to them.

Create a playlist

  1. Choose File > New > Playlist.

  2. Type a name for the playlist.

  3. To add items, drag them to the playlist on the right side of the iTunes window.

  4. When you’re finished adding items, click Done.

Edit a playlist

  1. Select the playlist and do any of the following:

    • Add items: Click Add To Icon of a plus sign and a list above the playlist, and drag items to the playlist. Click Done.

    • Change the order of songs: Drag the songs into the order you want. If you can’t drag a song, click the column heading above the numbers.

    • Remove an item: Select the item and press the Delete key (this does not remove the item from your library or hard disk).

Quickly add an item to a playlist

  1. Start dragging the item (or items) you want to add.

    A pane with a list of playlists appears on the right.

  2. Drag the item to a playlist in the list.

    A screenshot of an album being dragged to a playlist, the playlist is highlighted

You can also move the pointer over an item, click White arrow pointing to the right inside a gray circle, choose Add To, and click a playlist.

You can also create a Smart Playlist that updates automatically based on rules you choose, or a Genius playlist that includes music in your library that’s similar to the selected song.