14 Singers' Favorite Songs That You'll Never Guess
Obviously, singers listen to a ton of different songs, not just their own. Knowing what hit singers consider their favorite songs can reveal a big piece of their influences, and it's also just interesting to see what the voices we love hearing on the radio every day like to listen to.
JT the Old Soul
When Justin Timberlake was getting married to his sweetheart Jessica Biel, he requested that the first song be his favorite: "A Song For You" by Donny Hathaway. Justin is known for his great taste in music and drawing influence from great soul singers.
'Ye and Jay
Rap superstar Kanye West is known for being controversial as well as a talented musician. It makes sense that his favorite song is something that he relates to personally and comes from a close friend. That song is Jay-Z’s "Can’t Knock the Hustle."
Another country-pop star, Miranda Lambert, has also shown time and again that she is talented and has a strong voice to carry her to the top of the charts. However, what’s surprising is what type of music Miranda likes. Her favorite song is Beyonce’s "Ring the Alarm."
Hits Don't Lie
Shakira is an extremely talented musician and singer from Colombia. She is known for being very multi-cultural and can create hit songs with the wave of her hand. Her favorite song is U2’s "With or Without You."
The pop princess Britney Spears, known for having massive hits all over the world, is a big fan of Prince. Her favorite song by him is "Purple Rain." It’s a fantastic ballad that brings back many memories from the 80’s.
Beyonce the Disco Diva
Sassy and brassy Beyonce, another pop star supernova, loves The Cardigans, most especially their song "Lovefool." The disco influenced song was extremely popular in the 90s due to it being included on the "Romeo + Juliet" soundtrack.
Grimes' Hip-Hop Side
Grimes, the breakout synth-pop star of the past couple years considers The Fugees’ song "Killing Me Softly" as one of the best songs of all time. The hip-hop cover was a radio staple for quite a long time and features smooth vocals and catchy lyrics.
T-Swift's Country Jam
Country-pop star Taylor Swift is known for garnering hits and being a mainstay on both the pop and country charts. One of her favorite songs is "Can’t Tell You Nothing" by Tim Mcgraw. It’s easy to see why it’s her favorite; it’s a song that stays close to her country roots.
Adam Levine, the singer for the rock band Maroon 5 is a very talented singer and has produced many hits. His favorite song is Stevie Wonder’s "Summer Soft." No doubt, it was a big influence on him musically.
Jonesin' For Some Young
The extremely talented piano jazz artist Norah Jones loves to try out new styles and genres when it comes to her own music. Her influences are numerous and vary quite a bit. Her favorite song is "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" by Neil Young.
Lenny and Lennon
Rocker Lenny Kravitz is known for making big and bold statements not only in fashion but in his music as well. It’s no surprise, then, that his favorite song is from one of rock’s most beloved and outspoken voices. His favorite song is John Lennon’s "Mother."
Ke$ha is known for being a big party animal. The electropop artist is always outrageous and boisterous and likes to keep a party going. Her favorite song is The Rolling Stones’ "Sympathy For the Devil."
I Listened to Queen and I Liked It
Pop star Katy Perry is known for producing hit songs that are sugary sweet. It’s no surprise that she likes bombast as well as theatricality. She’s a big fan of Queen and their song "Killer Queen."
Gaga for Lennon
Lady Gaga is another artist that has a big taste for the grandiose. So then, it’s no surprise that she’s also another artist that likes one of the biggest names in music. Her favorite song is John Lennon’s "Imagine."