Do you want to play mp3 songs from command line in Ubuntu but don’t want to play it sequentially and shuffle those so you can listen random song. You can create a simple playlist of all the songs from the directory you have saved songs and want to play using below command,
$ find -type f -iname \*.mp3 > playlist.txt
Now use below command to shuffle the songs and play from playlist as,
$ mplayer -shuffle -playlist playlist.txt
You can refer to “How to play Audio / Video from Ubuntu Linux command line ?” for knowing how you can install media player mplayer in Ubuntu and play songs, videos etc using this multimedia player.