When Beauty, Music and Astrology Align

To kick-start the next quarter of the year, The Body Shop has created a set of personalized playlists specifically built for each astrological sign.

Whether you’re in the mood for pop, country, R&B, or electronic dance music, nothing really beats the feeling when the right song comes on at the right time.

Thankfully, The Body Shop has put together a list of top songs to listen to, with a song for every mood, and more interestingly, ideal playlists for every zodiac sign. 

Take it from the beauty brand’s astrology expert Laura Wilson-Brown, who says that astrology can have an influence on what taste in music you have: “Music is such an evocative art form, and certain zodiac signs will naturally gravitate toward different music. Where a sweet-natured Pisces may love to rock out to politically and civically motivated folk artists, like Ani Difranco, such music would likely bore an Aries who likes a little more fire and passion in their music.”  

With the philosophy that business can be a force for good, The Body Shop, a Certified B Corp, has translated its ethos for providing value through skincare into feel-good music through their personalized playlists – a small but meaningful way to uplift everyone’s spirit this spring. 

Using The Playlist Miner as a tool to review more than 60,000 Spotify playlists named after each zodiac element, the beauty brand found out the most popular songs that occur in playlists for each zodiac sign. From there, they were able to create a personalized playlist specifically created for each one of the 12 star signs. 

Another way that The Body Shop has delved into creating the playlists was by looking at Beats Per Minute (BPM), which is the number of times a beat is repeated in one minute, therefore expressing the tempo of the song. This was an important factor, as it showed how different signs react to different tempos. 

Below are the final playlists that will satisfy all the zodiac signs: water, fire, air and earth signs. 

Top 10 Songs for Water Signs (Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio)

The Body Shop delved into 27,069 tracks featured in ‘water sign’ Spotify playlists. The top 10 songs featured were:

1IvyFrank Ocean116
2Good DaysSZA121
3Daddy IssuesThe Neighbourhood85
5drivers licenseOlivia Rodrigo144
8Drew BarrymoreSZA135
9GodspeedFrank Ocean110
10FallingHarry Styles110

According to Wilson-Brown: “Water signs are typically more versatile in their musical interests being they’re a mutable [or prone to change] sign. I have found that water signs have some of the most diverse tastes in music and often listen according to their mood.”

Top 10 songs for Fire Signs (Sagittarius, Aries and Leo)

The Body Shop delved into 12,276 tracks featured in ‘fire sign’ Spotify playlists. The top 10 songs featured were:

1Best Friend (feat. Doja Cat)Saweetie94
2Break up with your girlfriend, I’m boredAriana Grande170
3My TypeSaweetie105
4StreetsDoja Cat90
5Therefore I AmBillie Eilish94
6Boss BitchDoja Cat126
7KiwiHarry Styles147
8Dead To MeKali Uchis119
9We Can’t StopMiley Cyrus80
10MoneyCardi B130

“Fire signs tend to lean toward music that is a bit more passionate and upbeat. The type of cinematic-level music that gets the heart pumping,” says Wilson-Brown. 

Top 10 songs for Air Signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius)

The Body Shop delved into 15,722 tracks featured in ‘air sign’ Spotify playlists. The top 10 songs featured were:

1Good DaysSZA121
2Daddy IssuesThe Neighbourhood85
3Sweater WeatherThe Neighbourhood124
4Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?Arctic Monkeys92
5SheHarry Styles140
6I Wanna Be YoursArctic Monkeys68
7Therefore I AmBillie Eilish94
8StreetsDoja Cat90
9Do I Wanna Know?Arctic Monkeys85
10Tongue TiedGrouplove113

According to The Body Shop’s astrology expert: “Air signs spend a great deal of time in their heads and need music that stimulates them mentally, so creative lyrics and emphasis on the content of the song will matter to them…Since air signs tend to lean toward knowing the latest and greatest and like to feel they’re on the cutting edge, they will often seek out a wide array of music that others likely have not heard of. They love feeling like they’ve enlightened another’s musical prowess.”

Top 10 songs for Earth Signs (Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus)

The Body Shop delved into 5,467 tracks featured in ‘earth sign’ Spotify playlists. The top 10 songs featured were:

1Good DaysSZA121
4Broken ClocksSZA113
5MoneyCardi B130
6Freakin’ Out On the InterstateBriston Maroney144
7New FleshCurrent Joys166
8Best FriendRex Orange County145
9Always ForeverCults163
10Pumped Up KicksFoster The People128

According to Wilson-Brown: “Earth signs enjoy music that is very hands on; think of those who can both sing and are impeccable with an instrument, such as Tori Amos for example, who can both sing and is a genius on the piano. They also gravitate toward music that is organic and may have sounds of the jungle or ambient ocean sounds playing in the background. Ultimately, if not organic, they want music that someone clearly invested themselves into – body, mind and spirit.”

Understanding the power of music, The Body Shop’s personalized playlists hope to uplift the listener’s vibrations and mood while highlighting each individual’s astrological background. 

While each of us jam out to our personalized playlists this spring, this is what we can expect for the latter half of the year, according to Wilson-Brown: “While the start of 2021 was filled with a bit of unsettled energy, we are moving into spring with an inherent knowledge that things are shifting.”

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