From the Curators: Pandora’s Guide to Summer Listening

Memorial Day weekend is here! Kick off your summer fun by firing up the BBQ, hitting the beach, hangin’ at a picnic, hitting the road and launching into some summertime music. Our freshly sun-screened curators invite you to bring our expanded selection of Pandora Summer Stations with you!

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 Decades of nostalgic summer hits….

Evoke a carefree summer mood with feel-good Summer Hits of the 2000s including tracks from Matchbox 20, Christina Aguilera, Nelly and Jimmy Eat World.

Flashback to the Summer Hits of the 90s with summer Pop, R&B and Rock hits from Boyz II Men, Third Eye Blind, Britney Spears and Nirvana.

With Summer Hits of the 80s you can channel summer memories of the past with 80s hits from artists including The Go Gos, Journey, Michael Jackson and Bananarama.

Roll down the windows and turn up Summer Oldies for classic hits from the 60s & 70s by The Beach Boys, Martha and the Vandellas, Bob Seger and Olivia Newton John.

Music for BBQ and Picnics….

Country BBQ plays feel-good country tunes from today’s biggest country stars as the main course with some Buffett and Skynyrd on the side.

What’s a BBQ without the summer themed songs of 60s 70s and 80s and bands like Aerosmith, Steve Miller Band and Queen?  It’s all on our Classic Rock BBQ station!

Hip Hop BBQ is the place to turn up the heat with beats by artists like Snoop Dogg, A Tribe Called Quest, Kanye West and Dr. Dre.

Beach Music and Pool Parties…

Kick-back and relax in the sand and surf with Laid Back Beach Music and chill with artists like Jack Johnson, Bob Marley, Jason Mraz, Sublime and Toots and the Maytals.

Carolina Beach Music or just “Beach Music” includes a mix of styles of the 40s-60s, ranging from big band swing to R&B and old time rock and roll from The Tams, The Drifters, The Coasters and Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs.

Mellow out with tunes by artists such as Thievery Corporation, Bonobo, J-Boogie’s Dubtronic Science, Mo’ Horizons, Morcheeba and Kruder & Dorfmeister on Beach Bar Lounge.

You don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy that classic American rock & roll of the early 60s distinguished by reverb-drenched guitar and rolling instrumentals. Surf Rock features The Beach Boys, The Ventures, Dick Dale, Jan & Dean and The Safaris.

Road trips…

On Hip Hop Road Trip it’s all about the journey, not the destination! Take the road with hits from Nelly, 50 Cent, 2pac, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Notorious B.I.G.

Hit the road with a deep playlist to get you door to door with Road Trippin’ which plays your favorites from Creedence Clearwater Revival, AC/DC, The Beatles and Tom Petty.

We’ve got some new stations for your Summer of 2013

Country Road Trip plays a mix of road-worthy Country music including some classics as well as recent favorites from artists like Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band and Blake Shelton.

Pack up the kids and hit the road for a Family Road Trip with a wide variety of sing-a-long classic rock, reggae, pop rock, children’s favorites and family-safe current hits. Artists include: The Beatles, The Beach BoysThey Might Be Giants, Bob Marley and Kidz Bop Kids.

Classic Soul BBQ is the perfect recipe for your next BBQ. We’ll dish up expertly-grilled Soul and R&B classics that stick to your ribs from artists like Smokey Robinson, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Etta James.

Verano Sonidero plays a mix for backyard BBQs and late night dance parties, with something for the sonidero or sonidera inside all of us. Featuring the best of cumbia mexicana, Grupo Kual, Los Angeles Azules, Celso Piña and Aaron y Su Grupo Ilusion.

Verano Urbano plays an eclectic mix of the hottest Latin Urban, Hip Hop and Dance artists, from top Reggaetón artists like Don Omar, Wisin & Yandel and Daddy Yankee, to the best of today’s Hip Hop releases, with Lil Wayne, Drake and 2 Chainz, plus club anthems by Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta and Calvin Harris.

We wish you a wonderful Memorial Day weekend filled with music you love!

Ron Nenni

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

6 thoughts on “From the Curators: Pandora’s Guide to Summer Listening

  1. Just in time, Pandora!!! I was thinking to myself, this Memorial Day Weekend, “I wish there was a Pandora station of old groovin’ tunes from the 60’s and 70’s”, and HERE IT IS! I’m writing down the other names of suggested stations, too, so I can sample several of them. Happy Memorial Day, Pandora: YOU ROCK!!! And the t-shirt is awesome, too!!!! :)

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