A lot can be learned about a person from the kind of music he or she likes, and celebrities are no different. Many celebs are interested in a diverse range of music, but most of them have one favorite song. Check out the favorite songs of today’s top celebrities.
Leonardo DiCaprio: Leo’s favorite song is the 1968 soul classic “(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay,” by Otis Redding. Co-written by Redding while he was spending time on a houseboat in Sausalito, it was the first posthumously released single to make it to the top of the U.S. charts, and it has been covered by numerous artists.
Jennifer Lawrence: A big music fan, with varied taste, JLaw says her favorite song growing up was Queen’s 1980 hit “Another One Bites the Dust.” She also revealed that when she first heard Joni Mitchell’s “Blue,” she thought it was the most beautiful album in the world, and she hopes the Bay City Rollers’ version of “Bye Bye Baby” is played at her funeral.
George Clooney: Considering that his famous aunt, Rosemary Clooney, was a jazz vocalist, it seems fitting that George Clooney’s favorite song is a jazz number, the Dinah Washington song “Destination Moon.”
Blake Lively: The Age of Adaline star says her favorite dance song is Pharrell Williams’s 2014 hit “Happy”—or, she adds, anything by Rihanna.
Drew Barrymore: Back in 2007, Drew Barrymore named the alternative rock song “Young Folks,” by Peter Bjorn & John, as her favorite song of the moment. She added that the song sounded “fantastic” when she went to see the band live.
Chloe Grace Moretz: The If I Stay star, who says she likes retro and soft music, revealed that her favorite song is Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do,” from the film Fifty Shades of Grey.
Amber Valletta: The actress, currently starring in TV’s Blood & Oil, says that the 1979 new wave hit “Heart of Glass,” by Blondie will always get her on the dance floor.
Jessica Chastain: The Martian actress named the bittersweet Beatles song “Eleanor Rigby” as one of her favorites. The popular 1966 song was the B-side of the “Yellow Submarine” single, off the band’s Revolver album. One noteworthy thing about the song is that it marked The Beatles’ transition to a more experimental studio-oriented sound.
Zooey Deschanel: In 2014, actress/singer Zooey Deschanel released an album with her She & Him music duo partner, M. Ward, titled Classics, a collection of songs that were written between 1930 and 1974. When Deschanel was asked which of these classics was her favorite to record, she said “Unchained Melody,” written by Alex North and Hy Zaret.
Channing Tatum: His taste in music ranges from Usher to Adele, but actor Channing Tatum, who has played a stripper in films and been one in real life, says his favorite song to strip to is Usher’s 1997 release “You Make Me Wanna…”