Spotify provide the soundtrack for 2009's Earth Hour

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Want to go greener than the Spotify logo, but missing some symbolism to give your choice meaning? Well, join Spotify and the WWF (the panda people, not the wrestlers) for Earth Hour.

And what is Earth Hour exactly? Well, it’s the WWF’s message to world leaders that people are serious about climate change by encouraging millions of people to turn off their lights at the same time for 60 minutes – on Saturday 28th March at 8:30pm. Spotify’s involvement? An hour long playlist of darkness themed songs to keep spirits up while you keep tripping over bits of cabling.

It’s a pretty eclectic playlist, as you’d expect from a group of songs that only have a couple of words in common. You get the likes of City of Blinding Lights juxtaposed with Back to Black and Spirit in the Dark.

It’s neat, but we can’t help wondering whether encouraging millions of people to use their PCs as power-hungry jukeboxes for an hour overshadows the message of having the lights out. Perhaps when Spotify release their mobile version we can both make a stand and be energy efficient.

Alan Martin

Earth Hour Playlist (via Tech Radar)

TechDigest writer