You can tell a lot about a person by the kind of music they like. We know Rachel Zoe‘s clothing preferences (expensive vintage dresses, Hermes Birkin bags, face-covering sunglasses) from her reality TV show. We know her current fashion and beauty picks from her newsletter. Now, with the release of her iTunes playlist, we know her taste in music.
While the decades most significantly represented (the ’60s and ’70s) make sense given that she loves vintage clothing from those eras, we would have guessed there would have been some less obvious current artists than Madonna and Coldplay. Rachel’s assistant Taylor dresses all rock’n’ roll with tons of black eyeliner and messy hair, so shouldn’t she be cluing Rachel in to some less overplayed tunes? After the jump, Rachel’s commentary on her taste in music.“Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve: “One of the best songs in the history of music. I never, ever get sick of listening to it. It takes me back to my twenties, when I lived in New York City in the days of hotspots and loungers, like Moomba.”
“Green Eyes” by Coldplay: “I have green eyes, so this is one of Rodger’s favorite songs about me, and to me. Coldplay is the first band I’ve fallen in love with since the 1970s. What else do you say about Chris Martin other than he’s f*cking amazing?”
“Jungleland” by Bruce Springsteen: “Bruce Springsteen was the first concert I ever went to without my parents. Being that I’m a Short Hills Jersey Girl, I’d say Springsteen is the ONE Jersey part of me. I love that he is always about the people and for the people.”
“Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac: “‘Landslide’ is the first song I danced to with my dad at my wedding. I literally can’t listen to it without crying. I hear the first 30 seconds, and my eyes fill with water. So, this one’s for all the girls that love their daddy.”
“Angie” by The Rolling Stones: “This song is very nostalgic for me — being young and in love in high school. Mick Jagger is one of the rock icons of our time. Who is as good today as he was forty years ago? I still listen to the Stones almost every day.”