What Does Your Taste in Music Say About Your Taste in Men?

By: Ashley Linkletter

What Does Your Taste in Music Say About Your Taste in Men?
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About This Quiz

When it comes to men, have you ever noticed that despite your attempts to date outside of your "type," it's inevitable that you end up being attracted to the guys you feel most at home with? The same goes for taste in music. Sure, you might stray into country music territory when your first choice is indie and alternative. However, you do so with the knowledge that your comforting favorites are still waiting for you when you decide to return to the classics. Similarly, everyone has a cheesy song they're embarrassed to own up to (and if we're honest, most people have had a few dates they'd rather not talk about). 

This quiz will cover every aspect of your musical taste — from your most treasured concert merch to the best song for karaoke (you know the tune we're referring to, the one that gets you on stage no matter how shy you're feeling). By teasing apart the layers of your music preferences, we bet that we'll be able to figure out your underlying taste in men. You might find yourself surprised at the overlap between music and men or it might be something you've known all along. Either way, you'll want to crank up whatever jams help you concentrate when you're answering these music-related questions!

Business You're psyching yourself up for a big job interview by listening to music. What are you playing?
"Respect" by Aretha Franklin
"We Are the Champions" by Queen
"Good as Hell" by Lizzo
"Man! I Feel Like a Woman" by Shania Twain

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First Dance You've secretly always known which song you want to use for the first dance at your wedding. Which tune have you chosen?
"She's Everything" by Brad Paisley
"All I Want is You" by U2
"Your Song" by Elton John
"At Last" by Etta James

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Heartbroken When you're feeling heartbroken, who do you sing along with?
Lorde
Cher
Lana Del Rey
Taylor Swift

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Listening How broad is your taste in music?
I'm really just into hip hop.
I like a little of everything.
I love pop and folksy music.
I'm all about classic rock.

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Karaoke Karaoke time! Which of these tunes could you see yourself singing?
“You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette
"You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift
"Toxic" by Britney Spears
"Jolene" by Dolly Parton

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Vinyl What is your preferred method of listening to music?
Headphones
Vinyl
Streaming
Live

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Closet Whose closet would you love to raid?
Stevie Nicks
Madonna
Beyonce
Taylor Swift

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Soundtrack In your opinion, which of these movies the best soundtrack?
"A Star is Born" (2018)
"Almost Famous"
"Dirty Dancing"
"Guardians of the Galaxy"

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1980s It's '80s night! Which song will you request first?
"True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper
"Sweet Dreams (Are Made of These)" by The Eurythmics
"Take On Me" by a-ha
"Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey

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Vegas Las Vegas is world-famous for its artist residencies, who would you love to see?
Lady Gaga
Cher
Christina Aguilera
Shania Twain

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Crush Everyone has a musician they're in love with! How would you describe your most intense musical crush?
Easy-going
Mysterious
Extroverted
Sensitive

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Tickets Who would you pay top dollar to see?
Barbra Streisand
Harry Styles
Bruce Springsteen
Taylor Swift

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Cheesy There's no denying the uplifting power of a cheesy pop song. What song never fails to make you smile?
"What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction
"Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen
"Sk8er Boi" by Avril Lavigne
"Mickey" by Toni Basil

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Album It's time to go back in time. Which of these is most like the first album you bought?
"Red" by Taylor Swift
"When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" by Billie Eilish
"... Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears
"Rumours" by Fleetwood Mac

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Beatles If you could chat with any member of The Beatles, alive or dead, who would you meet?
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
George Harrison or Ringo Starr
I don't know.

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Telephone You've been waiting on hold for over an hour — thankfully, they're playing decent chill-out music. What is it?
Banjo music
Nature sounds
Piano music
Jazz flute

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Tshirt There's nothing comfier than a well-worn, much-loved band t-shirt. Whose concert shirt would you wear?
John Legend
The National
Kacey Musgraves
Queen

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Biopic Which of these biopics about a famous musician is the best?
"Coal Miner's Daughter"
"Straight Outta Compton"
"The Doors"
I haven't seen any of those.

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Relax What type of songs do you tend to pick when you need help relaxing?
Folksy music
Abient dance music
Rock ballads
Smooth jazz

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Dishes Cleaning becomes infinitely less boring when it's accompanied by a good soundtrack. Who might you like to listen to while doing the dishes?
Mary J. Blige
Radiohead
Carly Rae Jepsen
Dave Matthews Band

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Paparazzi Which music awards show is your fave?
MTV Music Awards
Grammy Awards
Country Music Awards
I don't know.

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Cover Band Some songs are so good they always sound amazing, no matter who sings them. Which song should be a staple for cover bands everywhere?
"Go Your Own Way" by Fleetwood Mac
"I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston
"Mr. Brightside" by The Killers
"Should I Stay or Should I Go?" by The Clash

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Theater You just received two tickets to see a high-profile musical. What are you going to go see?
"Wicked"
"Hadestown"
"Hamilton"
"Chicago"

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Sing Along You've had a terrible, very bad day — who will you sing along with to alleviate stress?
Billie Eilish
Fiona Apple
Lizzo
Miley Cyrus

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Dancing Attention, amateur music producers! Can you tell us what part of a song makes it instantly danceable?
A funky bassline
An aggressive beat
Claps
Lyrics that are actually dancing instructions

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Audience In your opinion, which artist or group under the age of 25 shows the most promise in terms of talent and longevity?
Khalid
Snail Mail
Billie Eilish
I don't know.

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Bad Music You definitely consider yourself a lover of music, but there are certain genres that will always sound like nails on a chalkboard. What type of music do you loathe?
Country
Disco
Classical
New Age

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Tape Have you ever made a mix tape or playlist?
I love making streaming playlists.
I've made a few.
No, that's not my thing.
Back in the day, I made a few mixtapes.

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Music Video A memorable music video is the icing on the cake for a song you're already in love with. What music video could you watch on repeat?
"Old Town Road (Remix)" by Lil Nas X
"thank u, next" by Ariana Grande
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyoncé
I'm not that big on music videos.

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Podcast When you aren't listening to music what type of podcast might you be listening to?
I don't really listen to any.
True crime
News
Comedy

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