The Aries Playlist

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Famous Aries Musicians + Singers

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Loretta Lynn - with over 60 albums, 16 #1's and countless awards, Loretta Lynn shows the Aries strength with her long-winded career. One of my favourite Aries' songs from Lynn is "You're Lookin at Country" where she states "if your eyes are on me, you're lookin at country!" and let's face it, eyes are always on an Aries, they won't stop moving! Another song I enjoy was the controversial "The Pill" a 1970's pro-contraception country song that not only spurred death threats to Lynn, but also letters of gratitude from rural physicians. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and youthful qualities are usually associated with this beginning constellation. Lynn surprised everyone when she teamed up with new comer, musician and producer Jack White to make 2004's Van Lear Rose, which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 100, earned rave 5-star reviews from major music publications and won a handful of awards and nominations. Blender magazine wrote "A brave, unrepeatable record that speaks to her whole life." Aries in one word: BRAVE.

Celine Dion - a record setter in her own right, the 2nd best selling female artist in the world, selling the most copies of her Titanic ballad "My Heart Will Go On" was not only the best-selling single of 1998, but one of the best of all-time. Her career has also been self-sustaining, active since 1982. Although Dion is not a songwriter, her most Aries-like songs are arguably "All By Myself"(ironically), "A New Day Has Come" and "I'm Alive".

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Lady Gaga - there's no denying that this little attention seeker is anything less than an Aries...(or possibly a Leo). First bursting onto the scene in late 2008 with her monstrous club anthem "Just Dance", she has shown the world over her Aries creativity (think Grace Jones-eque photo shoots), her Aries originality (think the meaning of "little monsters") and her Aries courage (think asking Cher to hold her meat purse as she adjusted her raw and edible dress). Lady Gaga is something of an Aries sunshine of light screaming "Here I am! And I was born this way!" Even though she is an Aries, we definitely can see her Scorpio Moon which touches on the taboo, her Mercury in Pisces, the sign of the collective consciousness, which is also retrograde signifying her unique and a different ability to tap into what's odd, what's not in the mainstream and make it conventional and her Mars conjunct Neptune which squares her Aries Sun, bringing in the energy, passion, glamour and deception into the act that is Gaga. Aries-infused Gaga songs are "Just Dance", "I Like it Rough" and "Born This Way"

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Elton John - another notable with a lengthy career which began in the 1960s! In true Aries competitive fashion, John is third best selling artist of all time behind the Beatles and Madonna, and his public feuds with Madonna are no secret, this Aries let's it be known, especially lately with outburst to Twitter (think Golden Globes 2012 when contender Madonna was named winner). Lady Gaga has said that John has influenced her, perhaps it was the flashy and exciting concerts, making a man sitting at the piano look more like a dramatic production of sorts (which I credit his Leo rising, sure.) John has also been a brave individual, coming out as bi-sexual as early as 1976 in Rolling Stone. Bernie Taupin is John's long-time songwriter which they have collaborated on more than 30 albums together. With this in mind, the Aries-like songs that come to mind, are "Rocket Man", "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting", "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" and "The Bitch is Back".

Songs of Famous Aries Musician + Singers

Chaka Khan - "Whatcha Gonna Do for Me?"

Diana Ross - "I'm Comin' Out"

Fergie - "Fergilicious"

Lady Gaga - "Born This Way"

Loretta Lynn - "You're Lookin at Country"

Elton John - "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"

Jill Scott - "The Fact is (I Need You)"

Mariah Carey - "Make it Happen"

Songs that Illustrate the Aries Archetype

"You Ought to Know" - Alanis Morissette

"Me, Myself and I" - Beyonce

"I Love Myself Today" - Bif Naked

"Army of Me" - Bjork

"Hunter" - Bjork

"Independent Women" - Destiny's Child

"Survivor" - Destiny's Child

"Welcome to the Jungle" - Guns N Roses

"Don't Call Me Baby" - Madison Avenue

"Who the Hell Are You?" - Madison Avenue

"Hit Me With Your Best Shot" - Pat Benatar

"Love is a Battlefield" - Pat Benatar

"Jeremy" - Pearl Jam

"Angry Johnny" - Poe

"Handle Me" - Robyn

"Start Me Up" - Rolling Stones

"Leader of the Pack" - the Shangri-La's

"Headstrong" - Trapt

"Right Now" - Van Halen

"Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad" - Wanda Jackson

Other Famous Aries Musicians + Singers

Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Reba McEntire, Doris Day, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Bach, Merle Haggard, Wayne Newton, Eric Clapton, Vince Gil, Lil Wayne, Kenny Chesney, Selena, Norah Jones, Katherine McPhee, Teddy Pendergrass, Mandy Moore, MC Hammer, Pharrell Williams, Joss Stone, Leona Lewis, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Biz Markie, Herbie Hancock, Muddy Waters, Liz Phair, Solomon Burke, Dusty Springfield, Marvin Gaye, Herb Alpert, Emmylou Harris and also Michelle Branch and Whitney Houston have an Aries Moon and Pat Benatar has an Aries Rising.

Who can't forget Harvey Sid Fisher's hilarious video series which takes on Aries: I am, I am the ram! From www.astrologysongs.com