FYI, Pandora’s Extensive Catalog Now Includes Hits From 50 Shades of Grey

Music to spank to.

Does it ever seem like Pandora’s sourcing is a little… off? You’ll hear a golden oldie, only to look and see it’s been pulled from some random soundtrack to a forgotten, shitty movie. “That’s weird,” you’ll think, before diving back into your workday.

Well, the trend appears to have reached ludicrous new heights. Spotted today, by romance book blogger Sarah Wendell:

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That’s right: Bach’s Cantata No. 147 is now endorsed by 50 Shades of Grey author E.L. James. What, you just assumed sex dungeons all played heavy metal? Shame on you for your stereotyping.

Ms. Wendell added, “I will say this, I find the performance of this piece sloppy and melodramatic. Perhaps that is fitting.” Perhaps!