This morning I hopped into the shower and started up my ‘Classic Rock’ Pandora. This came on, and my day took a shot of adrenaline straight to the heart.
Pandora makes the world go round. That is a scientific fact. Instead of wasting precious minutes, hours or days (!) on the wrong Pandora stations, let us give you ours. Proceed with caution.
Internet radio has changed the way I listen to music. Instant playlists that will melt your heart or pump you up for a work out from hell is what Pandora is all about. Here are my picks for all around good listening
Summer Oldies Radio: Taking you back to the golden years without putting you to sleep. Put this on by the pool, or on a roof top in the city and you’re in for a good time.
Sample Track List: Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl • Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons – Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You • Dion and the Belmont – The Wanderer.
Classic Rock Radio: Put away your polo shirt and bust out the old AC/DC cutoff. This playlist is sure to get your weekend started and put you in the mood for a road trip or a fist fight.
Sample Tack List: AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap • Grand Funk Railroad – Some Kind of Wonderful • Foreigner – Hot Blooded.
Reel Big Fish Radio: For all you ska fans out there, you know who you are, check out this playlist. The bouncy rhythm that the ska genre has to offer is bound to get anyone in the right mood! Feeling blue? Put on the Fish!
Sample Track List: Reel Big Fish – The New Version of You • Streetlight Manifesto – Sick and Sad • Less Than Jake – Liquor Store
Ben E. King Radio: Mr. King brings you back to the soul music of the 60s and 70s, mixed with some classic Doo Wop. I personally consider any day in which I hear “Stand By Me” a gigantic win.
Sample Track List: Ben. E King – There Goes My Baby • Johnny Maestro & The Crests – In The Still Of The Night • Dion – I Wonder Why
80s Cardio Radio: If you need to get pumped up, and we all do from time to time, then you put on 80s cardio. Nothing screams “we were all on cocaine” more than a synthesizer heavy 80s jam.
Sample Track List: Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) • C+C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) • Michael Sembello – Maniac
Tommy Castro Radio: Castro isn’t as mainstream as some of these other stations, but he still gets the job done. He’s a mix of blues and rock, with a hint of Stevie Ray Vaughn. Listening to his guitar solos makes me want to dance, which is usually bad news for anyone within eyesight.
Sample Track List: Tommy Castro – Let’s Give Love A Try • Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials – You Just Weren’t There • Taj Mahal – Down Home Girl