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Pandora Thumbprint Radio is the ultimate throwback playlist

by Jacob Kleinman | December 14, 2015December 14, 2015 1:00 pm PDT

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Pandora launched its personalized online radio more than 15 years ago and, if you’ve been using the service for a while, you’ve probably clicked that thumbs up button plenty of times. Now the music streaming giant is making it possible to hear every one of those songs in one place.

Thumbprint Radio is available online and through the Pandora app. It’s pretty much the ultimate throwback playlist, offering up a list of every song you liked enough to give a thumbs up. The company notes that this isn’t just chronological playlist. Instead, it’s a personalized experience that will “seamlessly guide listeners through the wide variety of their favorites.” It even sneaks in some new music based on your preferences.

“Thumbprint Radio is a collaboration between each listener and Pandora,” said Pandora’s Chief Product Officer Chris Phillips. “You shared with us what music you love via all your thumbs, and we heard you. We have combined all your favorites with music we know you’ll love to create a new station that reflects your unique musical thumbprint.”

The company says the service was created using 60 billion “pieces of thumb data.” Your personalized playlist will continue to evolve over time as you keep using the service, and you can share it assuming you’re not too embarrassed by your own musical history.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...