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:
|3||Daddy Issues||The Neighbourhood||85|
|5||drivers license||Olivia Rodrigo||144|
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:
|1||Best Friend (feat. Doja Cat)||Saweetie||94|
|2||Break up with your girlfriend, I’m bored||Ariana Grande||170|
|5||Therefore I Am||Billie Eilish||94|
|6||Boss Bitch||Doja Cat||126|
|8||Dead To Me||Kali Uchis||119|
|9||We Can’t Stop||Miley Cyrus||80|
“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:
|2||Daddy Issues||The Neighbourhood||85|
|3||Sweater Weather||The Neighbourhood||124|
|4||Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?||Arctic Monkeys||92|
|6||I Wanna Be Yours||Arctic Monkeys||68|
|7||Therefore I Am||Billie Eilish||94|
|9||Do I Wanna Know?||Arctic Monkeys||85|
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:
|6||Freakin’ Out On the Interstate||Briston Maroney||144|
|7||New Flesh||Current Joys||166|
|8||Best Friend||Rex Orange County||145|
|10||Pumped Up Kicks||Foster The People||128|
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.”