Martin Brinkmann
Jul 28, 2008
Updated • Dec 4, 2012
Music, Music and Video

Favtape has received some news coverage lately and basically everything that can be said has been said about this website where users can share their favorited and bookmarked songs of their Last.fm and Pandora accounts.

Well the service got updated a while ago and is now displaying the top songs of every year from 1901 onwards to 2008. Each year holds hundreds of songs that can be played fully on the website. Talk about an awesome way to discover new music or listen to old classics that you grew up with.

Besides that they have added the Top 100 iTunes songs and the Top 100 iTunes Rap / Hip Hop songs to their website.

I personally do not use Pandora or Last.fm but still find Favtape pretty useful for the mentioned reason.

Update: Favtape is no longer available. While the domain still exists, it now lists eBay music album sales instead of the services that were previously offered on it. It is suggested to visit Last.fm or Pandora Radio directly instead to access some of the information that were previously offered by the service.

You can for instance check up on your friends on Last.fm to see which songs they have been listening to lately or which music they have recently discovered and liked. The site offers music recommendations as well which you may find useful and charts that list the top hyped tracks, artists and loved tracks of a particular week. This is excellent for music discovery, even though you mainly find mainstream acts and songs listed on the page and not the next great artist that no one knows right now.


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  1. Justin said on November 30, 2011 at 10:18 am

    The warning message about AAC streams when you load streams is because you don’t have the free Orban AAC/aacPlus Player Plugin installed.


    1. Martin Brinkmann said on November 30, 2011 at 10:56 am

      Justin, thanks for the information.

  2. santosh said on December 1, 2011 at 12:43 am

    does this support AAC ? or only mp3 streaming

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on December 1, 2011 at 1:43 am

      I’d say it supports all pls streams but I have not tried that so cannot verify it 100%.

  3. Barnabas said on August 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you Martin for a most informative and viable solution (it allowed me to play streams from a Netherland internet radio station in my WMP)! Continued success to you!

    Barnabas (USA)

  4. AppleRome said on October 7, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Your steps’ recommendation is still valid until 7th October 2012.. Thank you very much !!

  5. Laura said on December 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you!

  6. sak2005 said on December 9, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    You must convert file.pls to file.m3u
    because file.pls open with winamp and file.m3u open with wmp.

  7. Lithium said on February 10, 2017 at 11:10 am

    2017 still kicking on Windows 7
    Thx a ton

  8. Dennis said on April 18, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Hey, even i can do it, i stumbled through it and it works great! The only instruction advice i will add as i had to figure this out, when the wmp box opens that says save or open the bar on right says wmp click that drop down and select “open pls in wmp” once you do that it will work . Took me quite some time to discover that as i am no computer expert by any means. Having said that, previously i had downloaded codec packages and something about aac. None did any good. This rocks, i listen to a lot of internet radio and a number of them have dropped flash player and getting wmp to work had been a nightmare. So many thanks for this great solution to another problem that Micro-Hell will not even address. Peace- Out

  9. stephen marshall said on March 19, 2019 at 2:07 am

    openplsinwmp came in a zip file. I unpacked it, and didn’t find anything that looks like an executable, and even the files in the “doc” folder were in a format windows didn’t recognize. I’m not stupid. you said it would open effortlessly. It didn’t. This a rabbit hole I don’t want to go down.

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