Goodbye, Beats.

As you may have heard by now, Beats Music announced recently that Apple will be closing it down on 11/30. Beats users can transition their accounts to Apple Music.

While we knew this was coming for a while, it’s definitely bittersweet. We’ve put in many long hours with Beats since they were a little startup. Everyone is moving on to other projects, but it’s still a little sad to see the sun set on Beats. It was a good service, and I’m proud of the work we did.

As an homage: a cheesy final playlist. Since you have to be one of the few people still on Beats to see the track listing, I’ll paste it here:

“The Final Countdown” – Europe
“It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” – R.E.M.
“The End Of The World” – Skeeter Davis
“They Can’t Take That Away From Me” – Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
“Rainbow Connection” – The Muppets
“A Brand New Me” – Aretha Franklin
“I Will Survive” – Cake
“Phantom Limb” – The Shins
“Skinny Love” – Bon Iver
“Death With Dignity” – Sufjan Stevens
“Outro” – M83
“The Suburbs (Continued)” – Arcade Fire
“Someone Great” – LCD Soundsystem
“Your Silent Face” – New Order
“Once In A Lifetime” – Talking Heads
“Digital Love” – Daft Punk
“If I Should Die Tonight” – Marvin Gaye
“End Of The Road” – Boyz II Men
“Tha Crossroads” – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
“Cross Road Blues” – Robert Johnson
“The Thrill Is Gone” – B.B. King
“Why Did You Go” – Ray Charles
“Miss You” – Alabama Shakes
“I Can’t Quit You Baby” – Led Zeppelin
“In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed” – The Allman Brothers Band
“Don’t Speak” – No Doubt
“I Will Always Love You” – Whitney Houston
“By Starlight” – The Smashing Pumpkins
“Gone Daddy Gone” – Violent Femmes
“Can’t Do Without You” – Caribou
“Wide Open” – The Chemical Brothers
“The Sound Of Leaving” – Veruca Salt
“Last Goodbye” – Jeff Buckley
“All Over Now” – Washed Out
“Come Down” – Sylvan Esso
“You Are My Face” – Wilco
“Let It Die” – Feist
“The Funeral” – Band Of Horses
“A Dedication” – Washed Out
“End Of The World Party” – Medeski, Martin & Wood
“Stairway To Heaven” – Led Zeppelin
“Afterlife” – Arcade Fire
“Linger” – The Cranberries
“Forgot About Dre (feat. Eminem)” – Dr. Dre
“Tron Legacy (End Titles)” – Daft Punk