Your Music Horoscope: Leo Season

Astrology has become a cultural phenomenon—horoscopes and astrology memes are prevalent on social media, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a millennial who doesn’t know their astrological sign. Apps like Co-Star and The Pattern are thriving on the promise of A.I.-gathered birth-chart insights, and astrology columns are published in almost every major online brand targeting young people. Whether or not our zodiac signs have any actual impact on our day-to-day lives, the study of the movements of the planets and their pseudoscientific meanings brings people together on a mass scale.

That’s it, Cancers; Leo season has arrived. As of July 23, the astrological sign said to be ruled by the energy of the sun casts a bright, vivacious, peak-summer spell over the earth for a month. A fire sign, Leo is symbolized by the lion and is a playful, daring, and commanding sign. According to astrological wisdom, people with this zodiac sign have no shortage of confidence, are beloved for their loyalty and reliability, and are brave beyond comparison.

For the latest installment in our series of music horoscopes, we’re celebrating some of our favorite hits made by Leo artists in recent years. Whether it’s country queen Kacey Musgraves cleverly calling out bullies on “High Horse,” bubblegum rapper DRAM flexing with stacks of money on “Cash Machine,” or pop chanteuse Dua Lipa nonchalantly cutting off an ex-lover on “IDGAF,” this playlist is full of fun, bold Leo energy. Some classics like Jennifer Lopez’s “Jenny from the Block—Track Masters Remix,” Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me),” and Kelis’ “Bossy” also make appearances, for it wouldn’t be a Leo season playlist without honoring the original divas. This radiant, spirited playlist is the perfect complement to sunny days.