From the Curators: Your Pandora Guide to Valentine’s Day

It’s February, and love is in the air… depending, of course, on your stance on Valentine’s Day. But love it, hate it or plead indifference to the whole thing, February 14th provides us a good opportunity to reflect on why we adore the one we’re with, long for the one we lost, despise the one that did us wrong or simply how much we love to indulge in chocolate and champagne until we’re sick. At Pandora, we understand the intimate role that music plays in our love lives and so we’re offering up a slew of stations recommendations to get you in the mood for romance, flirtation or a good cry session in the name of shameless self-pity. Check out below for all that Pandora can offer you this Valentine’s Day:

heart2.JPGOur romantic stalwart is the Love Songs station, which features an impassioned mix of pop, country and R&B romantic hits and sentimental favorites, including artists from the 70s, 80s and today.

As inevitably as someone writes a love song, there’s someone else writing a “you-did-me-wrong-I-don’t want-to see-you-ever-again” breakup song. With that in mind, we present our Love Stinks station, featuring some of the most revered music ever created by scorned lovers.

Maybe you’re an 80s kind of romantic and learned how to love through the tender, introspective lens of a John Hughes movie (I’m looking at you, Breakfast Club and 16 Candles!). Try our 80s Love Songs station to sample tunes from the decade that perfected the power ballad and the sexy saxophone!

And from the genre that coined the phrase “baby-making music”, cue up our R&B Love Songs station, featuring everything from the sweet classic soul sound of the 60s and the disco era, to the fly-ness of the 80s and 90s and all the hit tracks of today’s top R&B artists.

If you like familiarity in your love songs, give a listen to our Pop Love Songs station, featuring romantic classics, chart-toppers and guilty pleasures you love but may not have been able to admit!

Put your fragile “emo” heart at ease with our Alt Indie Love Songs, which will surely help you through those awkward moments when the right words escape you. It features all your favorite reluctant musical idols from the 80s, 90s and today!

If you’re nostalgic for a simpler time – you know, skipping rocks at the watering hole with that special someone or looking up at the stars from the flatbed of your truck – give the Country Love Songs station a spin. It features the top country artists of all-time sharing their innocent experiences of being young and in love, as well as their remedies for heartbreak (hint: rhymes with “deer”).

Our Classic Rock Love Songs station features the rocking declarations of love and devotion that dominated the airwaves in the 60s, 70s and 80s. You’ll be playing air guitar to your sweetie in no time!

Se habla esapañol? Você fala Português? How about some romance languages with your romance? Try Canciones Romanticas and Baladas for the top Latin Pop canciones de amor from yesterday and today! Or try our Bossa Nova station for that smooth understated romantic interlude, courtesy of Brazil.

Looking for an epically amorous endeavor that will span the ages? Try our Classical Romance station which includes many works by composers from the historically designated Romantic Period.

Whatever way you choose to celebrate (or not) the holiday of Saint Valentine this year, we wish you a Valentine’s Day filled with music from the heart!

-Marcos (Curation Team)

Marcos Juarez

Music Curator http://www.pandora.com/profile/marcos2coast

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