Here are the 31 songs Pandora thinks are the scariest
To mark the start of the spookiest month of the year, Pandora are offering up their 31 most haunting songs. The playlist certainly doesn’t lack any variety from Marilyn Manson and Eminem to one of the most iconic horror movie themes of all time.
You can get in the Halloween spirit by heading to this link, and check out a rundown of the tracks below.
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Alice Cooper – “I Love The Dead”
Bauhaus – “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”
Black Sabbath – “Black Sabbath”
Bruce Springsteen – “Nebraska”
Celtic Frost – “Danse Macabre”
Danzig – “Mother”
David Bowie – “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)”
Eels – “Fresh Blood”
Eminem – “Kim”
Johnny Paycheck– “(Pardon Me) I’ve Got Someone To Kill”
Joy Division – “Dead Souls”
Julee Cruise – “Falling”
Kendrick Lamar – “U”
Marilyn Manson – “Kinderfeld”
Metallica – “One”
Michael Jackson – “Thriller”
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Song Of Joy”
Nine Inch Nails – “March Of The Pigs”
Peter Gabriel – “Intruder”
PJ Harvey – “Down By The Water”
Radiohead – “Climbing Up The Walls”
Siouxsie And The Banshees – “Halloween”
Slayer – “Raining Blood”
Tech N9ne – “Pinocchiho”
Pink Floyd – “One Of These Days”
The Police – “Every Breath You Take”
Tom Waits – “What’s He Building”
Tori Amos – “97 Bonnie And Clyde”
Violent Femmes – “
Country Death Song”
Sarah McLachlan – “Possession”
John Carpenter – “Halloween Main Title (From Halloween)”
Read more: Pandora streaming data will now factor into Billboard charts
In January 2017, Billboard announced they made an exclusive agreement with Pandora that will add Pandora’s streaming data to the Billboard Hot 100.
The chart ranks the week’s most popular songs across all genres, including Hot Rock Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot Dance/Electronic Songs and Billboard’s other streaming-based charts.
Previously, Billboard’s Hot 100 genre ranking was determined by a formula blending track sales, radio airplay and streaming, measured by Nielsen Music. It now includes influential data from Pandora.
Co-president of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group John Amato tells Billboard that they’re excited to include Pandora’s streaming data into the measurement of song popularity on the various charts.
“Billboard’s unrivaled charts are the definitive source for ranking music popularity. For decades, the charts have acted as a place where both artists measure success and fans discover music,” Amato says. “Close to 80 million music lovers listen to Pandora every month, and we look forward to bringing our brands together to incorporate Pandora’s data into our charts.”
Pandora’s founder and CEO Tim Westergren is equally thrilled to be working with Billboard, as Pandora represents roughly 10 percent of all radio listening.
“Over the last few years, Pandora has shared more and more data with the music industry. We started with artists and managers, then direct-deal label partners, and now Billboard for inclusion in the iconic Hot 100 chart,” Westergren tells Billboard.
“Pandora is now the No. 1 radio station in 87 U.S. markets and represents roughly 10 percent all radio listening. With the inclusion of Pandora data, the Billboard charts that have guided listeners and been so central to the music industry for decades now reflect a truer measure of a song’s popularity today.”
According to Billboard, Pandora is joining other music streaming sites, including Google Radio and Napster, subscription services, including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon and SoundCloud, and video on-demand platforms, including YouTube and VidZone.
The data from Pandora’s streaming service began being incorporated into the Billboard charts in February 2017.