- Taylor Swift is among the top two artists for all water signs.
- Indie pop is the most common music genre found in zodiac sign playlists.
- “Maneater” by Nelly Furtado made all three fire signs’ playlists, while “Daddy Issues” by The Neighbourhood made all three earth signs’ playlists.
What Does Your Zodiac Sign Say About Your Music Choices?
According to astrology, your zodiac sign can tell you about your personality and even reveal predictions about your destiny. With this phenomenon’s popularity in this technological age, it’s no wonder there are so many astrology-inspired playlists available on music streaming services. To get a sense of what someone’s astrological sign might say about their music preferences, we used Spotify’s API to find out which songs, artists, and genres were the most common across these playlists. Read on to find out how to curate the perfect playlist for any zodiac sign.
Music for Air Signs
In astrology, air signs are Aquarius (born between January 20 and February 18), Gemini (born between May 21 and June 20), and Libra (born between September 23 and October 22). Let’s see which artists and genres were the most popular among this group.
People who identify as Aquarius, Gemini, or Libra tend to be logical and intellectual. They can spend a lot of time in their heads, but they also like to be around other people. Air signs are the most social of all zodiac signs.
Our data showed that the top artist in Aquarians’ playlists was Taylor Swift, followed by Drake in second place and The Weeknd (a fellow Aquarius) in third. The party-ready, free-spirited nature of these artists’ songs speaks to the social personalities of these air signs. The fact that these top three are known wordsmiths may also exemplify Aquarians’ analytical and communicative sides.
Aquarius’s top genre overall was indie pop: the genre of singer-songwriters and folk singers. As for Geminis, their top artist was Drake, followed by Kanye West (a Gemini himself) and Rihanna, and their top genre was melodic rap. The top artists for Libras were Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, and Beyoncé, and their top genre was – similarly to that of the Geminis – pop rap. The rapid-fire poetry of rap music certainly suits the thoughtfully communicative mind of an air sign.
Music for Earth Signs
If you’re a Capricorn (born between December 22 and January 19), a Taurus (born between April 20 and May 20), or a Virgo (born between August 23 and September 22), you’re an earth sign. Below are the similarities and differences we found in musical tastes between earth signs.
Earth signs are interesting as they’re practical and love stability but aren’t too rigid in their ways. Here’s a perfect example: According to our research, Capricorn’s top genre was indie pop, but the No. 1 artist on their playlists was a rapper: Bad Bunny. His latest album is full of collaborations with indie-pop stars, showing that he’s not strictly all about rap. Capricorns’ following favorite artists were The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, and Billie Eilish, making it clear that indie pop truly reigns supreme for this sign.
Indie pop also happened to be the top genre for Virgos, with the top artists among their playlists being Taylor Swift, Drake, and The Weeknd. The most popular genre for Taurus was rap, with Kanye West and Drake topping the rankings.
Music for Fire Signs
Fire signs crave action. They’re passionate, assertive, and often competitive. Fire signs stand out in a crowd, and they tend to seek the spotlight just like many of the artists we found on Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius playlists.
Fire signs are Aries (born between March 21 and April 19), Leo (born between July 23 and August 22), and Sagittarius (born between November 22 and December 21). These types are passionate and creative, which explains why Italian disco was the top genre for Leo playlists. However, their leading artists were pop stars like Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, Doja Cat, and Rihanna. Indie pop was the leading genre on Aries and Sagittarius playlists despite rap artists like Drake and Kendrick Lamar ranking high for both signs. After all, fire signs are also known for their spontaneity!
Music for Water Signs
An astrology duo called the AstroTwins describes water signs as people who “can be refreshing, or they can drown you in their depths.” If you’re a Cancer (born between June 21 and July 22), a Scorpio (born between October 23 and November 21), or a Pisces (born between February 19 and March 20), that’s you! Now let’s see what that might say about your taste in music.
Cancer is one of the most emotional signs of the zodiac, so it makes sense that the moodier songs of Lana Del Ray, Taylor Swift, and Billie Eilish would make their way onto their playlists. The top genre on Pisces playlists was indie pop, with Taylor Swift as their top artist, followed by Lana Del Ray and The Weeknd. As for Pisces, the top genre was reggaeton, even though their top artists were Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, and Ariana Grande. Apparently, water signs are big Swifties – perhaps it’s a case of “opposites attract,” as they may be drawn to Taylor Swift’s fiery Sagittarius energy.
Each Genre’s Top Listeners
Lastly, we wanted to discover which zodiac signs are the most into each music genre. We looked at six genres and used Spotify’s API to determine which zodiac-inspired playlists included them the most.
As it turns out, country music listeners were largely Sagittarians (optimistic and adventurous) and Leos (compassionate and driven). Notably, the top sign for the metal genre was Cancer (protective and loyal, but often moody). But some zodiac signs’ favorite genres weren’t so easy to analyze: Libras apparently love EDM, and Geminis are rock fans.
Have You Favorited Your Playlist?
If you identified with some of the genres and artists associated with your zodiac sign, check out some astrologically-geared playlists! We’ve put together ours based on the data we collected. Who knows – maybe you’ll discover something new.
We utilized the Spotify API to find playlists titled after the name of each zodiac sign. We collected approximately 100 playlists to find the most popular songs, artists, and genres for each sign.
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