How many songs fit on a CD: A Step-by-Step Guide to Burning CDs in 2020

CD capacity - How many songs can I fit on a CD You can fit an average 15 songs so long they all come to under 79 minutes of music including pauses between the tracks.

If you’re someone who still loves to burn CDs in this age of streaming and digital downloads, you’re not alone. Whether you want to share your music with friends or create a mixtape of your favorite songs, burning a CD is a great way to do it. But, if you’re not sure how to do it in 2020, we’ve got you covered.

Firstly, you’ll need a CD burner. While many laptops and desktops come with built-in CD burners, some don’t. You can purchase an external one for around $30 on Amazon. You’ll also need a CD to burn your music on to. We recommend using Verbatim discs as they are reliable and have a good track record.

Once you have the CD burner and CD, insert the CD into your computer and open the folder containing the songs you want to burn. We recommend using Windows Media Player to burn your CD. Open the program and click on the “burn” tab. Then, open the songs folder and drag and drop the songs you want to burn into the burn list.

Before burning the CD, make sure to check that you are burning it as an audio CD instead of a data CD or DVD. Burning it as a data CD or DVD may cause problems with your car system, as not all CD players can read data discs. Once you’ve confirmed that it’s an audio CD, you can click “start burn” and wait for the process to complete.

Once the songs have been successfully burned to the disk, eject the CD and use it wherever you want. With this step-by-step guide, you can easily burn CDs in 2020 and enjoy your music offline.


How many songs are typically on a CD?
You can fit about 74 minutes of music on a 650 MB audio CD, or about 150 MP3 files on the same size disc. Some CDs can contain 700 MB of music. A DVD can hold 4.7 gigabytes (GB), almost five times as many songs as a CD.
How many songs can I burn on a CD-R?
The maximum number of songs is 99. However, the actual number of songs that you can fit on a CD will depend on how long the songs are. You are limited to 74 minutes of audio per recorded audio CD. If you have an 80 minute blank CD-R, you can record up to 80 minutes if your CD recorder drive supports it.
Can you put more than 80 minutes music CD?
A 700-MB audio CD will hold just about 80 minutes, the most I've ever crammed onto a CD-R is 79:58. A few commercially-pressed discs actually exceed 80 minutes.
How many songs can you fit on a 700 MB CD?
Audio CDs (600MB or 700MB) will be between 45 and 60 minutes. Assuming a 45 minute capacity… About 22 two minute songs… Or about 15 three minute songs… Or about 6 and a half seven minute songs.