If you want to make sure your workday goes better, or want to have the best music on hand when the mood hits with your date, let Pandora.com do the work for you. Pandora.com is a music website like you've never seen before, with the mission to play music you'll love - and nothing else. It creates personalized playlists set to the types of music you like, which can be changed to fit your mood and style.

Mission:

"Since we started back in 2000, we have been hard at work on the Music Genome Project. It's the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken. Together our team of fifty musician-analysts has been listening to music, one song at a time, studying and collecting literally hundreds of musical details on every song. It takes 20-30 minutes per song to capture all of the little details that give each recording its magical sound - melody, harmony, instrumentation, rhythm, vocals, lyrics ... and more - close to 400 attributes! We continue this work every day to keep up with the incredible flow of great new music coming from studios, stadiums and garages around the country."

Just type in the name of a song or artist you like, and the Genome Project will go to work scanning all of the analyzed tunes to find that song or artist, and anything that may be similar to what you like. It will create a playlist for you, so all you have to do is relax and listen. You can create as many "stations" as you want and refine them. If it's not quite right, you can tell pandora and it will change the music for you. You can use the site for free, but get ready for some advertisements. For a smoother listening experience, opt for the subscription version for a mere $36 a year.

» Set Your Soundtrack.