From the Curators: Your Pandora Guide to Halloween

Our ghoulish curation team has emerged from the crypt with some very scary choices for your Halloween listening pleasure. If you love dressing up, trick or treating or throwing a Halloween party, Pandora has your perfect soundtrack for this spooky season!

FGhost.JPGHalloween Party plays the ultimate mix of Halloween classics and scary soundtracks, from a range of genres including Pop, R&B, Alternative, Rock and Oldies. The station features monster hits such as, The Monster Mash, Ghostbusters, Bela Lugosi’s Dead, Hungry Like the Wolf, I Put A Spell On You and The Time Warp.

If you love scary classical music and horror soundtracks from the golden film archives through present day, then check out Spooky Symphonies. This station also thrives in the sunlight, so it’s great for listening while at work! You’ll be treated to The Kronos Quartet, Leonard Bernstein and Vienna Philharmonic performing classics from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Themes from the films Psycho, Beetlejuice, King Kong and Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Family Halloween plays a kids safe selection of Halloween songs that are sure to add fun to any children’s party and can even be played from the porch to delight neighborhood trick or treaters! You’ll enjoy Halloween novelty songs and music from albums geared towards kids, including,The Monster Mash, The Addams Family Theme and Ghostbusters, in addition to clean. and non-threatening music from The Wiggles, Kidz Bop Kids and Danny Elfman.

On Ghostly Grooves we’ll play you a supernatural blend of Darkwave, Witch House and Goth music, featuring artists like: Bauhaus, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Salem, LA Vampires and Zola Jesus. For a totally freaky Halloween, you might want to put on the Psychobilly genre station, which features tracks from The Misfits, The Cramps and The Meteors, to just name a few.

You can also quick-mix these classic rock artist stations to get you into the Halloween spirit: Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult and Marilyn Manson.
Let us know if you have any other spooky suggestions and Happy Halloween!

-Ron (Music Curation Team)

Ron Nenni

Music Curator http://www.pandora.com/profile/rnenni

10 thoughts on “From the Curators: Your Pandora Guide to Halloween

  1. I know this will likely fall upon deaf ears but as a musician I sort of know the traits in music that I like. Unfortunately Pandora pigeonholes people in to picking songs and bands which Pandora SEEMS to use as a sample of “traits” for it’s algorithm.
    What I’d LIKE is the ability to go under the hood. I know for example that for a station I would like to simply define the traits that I like such as minor key tonality, female voice and down-tempo beats. This would allow people to build unique stations that aren’t set by a band or song. Pandora could then do what it does and show music that I might have NEVER thought about but matches my preference in traits.
    I’ve ALWAYS wished Pandora had this feature and hoped many years ago that it would add it at some point when Pandora was more in it’s infancy.
    Is this somehow possible?
    Thanks,
    Ryan

  2. I like pandora, but I hate all the adds for Obama. No Romney adds, just Obama. Leftist bias really doesn’t make me want to continue using pandora.

  3. I’d add Jill Tracy’s “Diabolical Streak,” with songs like “Evil night together” to any Halloween music list.
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  4. I’m ALL about giving great artists their due…BUT…listening to a commercial every third song is NOT worth it. Sorry Pandora, but you’ve failed for the last time. You can sacrifice a few $G’s to give your listeners a PLEASANT listening experience.
    Ellie, Mumford, Whistle, Kidz Bop, Bauhaus, Siouxsie, et al. — I’m not listening to your stuff anymore because Pandora plays more commercials than they play of your music.
    Sadful Sionara

  5. Showing (sponsoring?) any political ads AT ALL ruin my Pandora experience. Thank goodness I can minimize the windows so I don’t have to look at it… Seriously. Stop it.

  6. i just want to say that i have used Pandora for years but recently there has been so many commercials and when i put No doubt radio that’s the group i would like to hear not Adele

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