How to Find a Song to Match a Personality

By James Gilmore
Find a song to match any personality.

While an angry person might enjoy a happy song like Katrina & The Waves' "Walking on Sunshine," he's also likely to enjoy music that better fits his personality. There are some websites that categorize songs by different moods, such as gutsy or romantic, or you can use your own intuition. After you find a song to match a personality, whether for you or a friend, you can use it in a playlist.

Go to All Music (allmusic.com).

Click on "Moods" in the "site menu" at the top right of the screen.

Click on a mood that matches the personality trait of the person in mind. For example, you could click on "aggressive" or "joyous."

Click on "Click here for full list" under "Songs."

Choose a song from the "Significant Songs" list. For example, in the "Calm/Peaceful" list, you would find songs like Ella Fitzgerald's "Black Coffee" and the Association's "Cherish."

Preview the song at a streaming music service such as Grooveshark (grooveshark.com) or Last.fm.

About the Author

James Gilmore has written professionally since 2005. Since then, he has written and proofread obituaries for "The Press & Sun-Bulletin" in Binghamton, N.Y., press releases for "Goals, Seminars and Consultants" and articles for Made Man and various other websites. He writes a good deal of music-related content and holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Ithaca College.