(Closed) Do you and your SO have the same taste in music?

posted 6 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
117 posts
Blushing bee

Nope. Not even close. I love country and also the top 40 stations….”bad music” as he calls it. He loves classic rock, hip-hop, rap, strange indie music that I’ve never heard of, and lots of other stuff….just not country. Really the only time our music interests sync is when something he likes ends up on a top 40 station.

I really don’t mind his music, so mostly he plays his music at home and I put on head phones if I want to hear something different.

It’s kinda cool sometimes, though, to hear something that he’s listening to that I like.

Post # 4
2961 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

We basically like the same stuff, although I do notice that at festivals we have to part ways a lot. We both like indie/ alt rock stuff most, but he also likes blues and more garage sounding tunes, while I love a band with a keyboard!

Post # 5
9581 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

yes we do. We met at a coverband of our favorite group and see a lot of concerts together, as well as play music together.

Post # 6
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We have areas of overlap.  We both enjoy classic rock, new rock and country, while he likes more pop/dance music than I do, and I like more alt-rock than he does.

Post # 7
12245 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

My husband is secretly a hipster. He listens to alternative everything and independent.

I like pop and broadway and classic rock and selective rap. And all club music.


Post # 8
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We have rather different tastes in music. He likes what I term whiny 90’s music and little small indie bands. I prefer pop music and top 40’s crap and techno.  Some of our music tastest conincide sometimes, but rarely.  

I’ve gotten used to his music, and try not to torture him too heavily with mine. LOL.  

Post # 9
1845 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We overlap. When we first met I only listened to country music and he only listened to classic rock/alternative. Together we developed a love for jazz and whatever style Michael Bublé is :-), i would call it big band i guess? stuff like frank sinatra and dean martin and the like. we also now like a lot of specific indie bands/artists.

For the most part out music is shared now, and I know a heck of a lot of classic rock (read The Beatles) and he knows a heck of a lot of country. And we both like the others taste, but still ultimately prefer our own.

Post # 10
335 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We have similar taste in American/western music, mainly rock. I have a huge love for Korean pop music, which he doesn’t care too much for but he does like a song or two. I always show him new music videos and make him go to concerts with me. He’s always wondering when I’ll grow out of it =)

Post # 11
46 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

Our love for music is one of the reasons we fell in love! One of the first times we hung out we were in my car and a song came on from a CD that I burned and Fiance said, “You know this song?” and I was like “I love this song!!!” 

Although our taste in music has proved a bit difficult for our DJ…a lot of the songs we want at our reception aren’t listed on his music list, although he told us it was no problem to have songs added. A few of our favorites are Arcade Fire, Wilco, White Stripes, The Kills, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, just to name a few. We also have a shared passionate disliking for country music. Lol 🙂

Post # 12
2515 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We have enough shared tastes to be able to find something to listen to together while driving, but otherwise, we’re very different when it comes to music.

I am the one with horrible taste (according to him). I love the 80’s. I love bands like Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Smiths, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division, New Order, Echo and the Bunnymen (he loathes this stuff). I like NIN, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Skinny Puppy, electronica, etc. I like a lot of 90’s alternative as well – Stone Temple Pilots, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, etc. I like Nirvana – he doesn’t. I also like rap/hip hop – but that’s more of a shared taste. I like older stuff like Nas, Biggie, Dr. Dre. I love Eminem, as does SO. I like techno – jungle, house, and this new dubstep stuff. I love the oldies, too – the Shirelles, the Drifters, Otis Redding, Beach Boys, the Animals, the Zombies, Jefferson Airplane. Pretty much most popular music from the 50’s to 70’s rock like Led Zeppelin. I like older country like Tammy Wynette. I also like pop music – old and new. I like music more than SO does.

He likes stuff like Green Day, Nickelback, ICP. We both like Lords of Acid to a certain extent. His favorite thing by far to listen to on Pandora is comedy radio, though. Weird Al and such. He likes Queen, Johnny Cash. I can’t stand Queen. Cash is okay. We both like Metallica to a certain extent. He loves AC/DC. I like them to a certain extent.

Post # 13
7644 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@musical-lady:  Darling Husband is a music educator, so his taste in music and mine vary GREATLY. However, both of us are very go with the flow and can listen to pretty much anything together. He has DEFINITELY given me some “out there” music to listen to, but, being that I come from a musical family (my mom was a music teacher), I am open to new music and world music. He introduces me to things nobody my age listens to, and I introduce him to the newer stuff or 60s and 70s music.


Post # 14
1098 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Our taste fall under the same blanket of rock music but they are pretty different. I like rock, punk, pop punk, indie, hardcore, and electronica and Darling Husband likes 90’s rock, grunge, and jam bands. He also likes a lot of Japanese rock and quirky indie bands. 

Post # 15
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It seems like we should, but we don’t. We like the same genres of music but with vastly different subgenres. We both love metal, but I prefer melodic and hardcore (which puts him to sleep) while he likes thrash and industrial (which makes my ears bleed). We don’t agree on anything 😛

Post # 16
512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Not really.  

I have a much more expansive and ever growing/evolving collection of music than him.  I am always pursuing new music, from any decade, from most any genre (only a couple exceptions) and from literally all corners of the world.  I’m a music freak.  It’s my main hobby.  I consume it.  I’m also very discriminating about it.  

He has much more restrictive taste.  For him to like a song or band it needs to fall into these three categories: Cock-Rock (eg., Motley Cru) Early Gangsta Rap (eg., NWA) or a Wildcard 80’s Song (eg., Christopher Cross)

He told me when we first started dating that he liked Chromeo and another similar act that I can’t remember.  But I’ve never heard him play it.  I think he might have said it to seem “with it”.  I do LOVE when I get him to like something new.  And he even initiated putting a few songs that I introduced him to on our MUST PLAY list because he loves them now.  


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