Why does Pandora keep playing the same few songs?

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Why does Pandora keep playing the same songs over and over? For example, I said I liked the Clash -- and it has now played the same Clash song three times in 2 days. There are lots of other Clash songs, guys ...
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Sorry you're frustrated, CFC. I hope I can help.

First of all, if you're tired of hearing a specific song, you can put the song "to sleep" for a month.
You can do so byclicking on 'Guide Us' at the bottom right of the music player and selecting that option. You'll get a reprieve from that song, but your station definition won't be affected whatsoever.

Also, if you like the song but don't want it to play too often, *don't* give it a thumbs up.
You can change feedback on your station any time by going to your left-hand station menu. Click on the triangle to the right of the station title and select 'edit this station.' Your station page will appear, and you can change any aspect of the station.

Next, let's look at your station definition. It's possible that your station definition is quite narrow. Adding more seeds to the station will help that right away. If you'd like, I can take a look at your station. Lucia@pandora.com

In conclusion, you can choose to hear a specific song less, and/or you can broaden your station definition. Either way, that should help!

Good luck,
Lucia, with Pandora