17 Songs by Singers Born in Year of the Snake

Celebrate the Chinese New Year by discovering which artists were born during past snake years
 / February 9, 2013

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Kevin Mazur

Happy Chinese New Year! February 10 marks the most important Chinese traditional holiday. We transition from the Year of the Dragon to Year of the Snake, and that means a whole new batch people, including plenty talented musicians, will be celebrating their zodiac signs.

According to, those born during snake years have the art of seduction (John MayerTaylor Swift!). Snakes are also popular, diplomatic, charming, business-savy, introverted, generous and genteel.

See if the singers of the 17 songs, all born in the Year of the Snake, fit that criteria.

"I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift

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Unless she has a new high-profile romance the paparazzi haven't photographed yet, Taylor Swift, born December 13, 1989, is a single snake this Chinese New Year.

"Levels" by Avicii

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This Swedish snake was born September 8, 1989.

"POWER" by Kanye West

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Kanye West sometimes wears snakeskin snackbacks. It was also Year of the Snake when he was born June 8, 1977. 

"Moon" by Bjork

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The Icelandic singer is one eccentric snake born November 21, 1965.

"Wings" by Daesung of BIGBANG

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The powerful vocalist of K-pop outfit BIGBANG was born April 28, 1989.

"Daughters" by John Mayer

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John Mayer dated a fellow snake in Taylor Swift, but he was born almost 12 years earlier on October 16, 1977.

"I'm in the House" by Steve Aoki

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Electro house snake Steve Aoki was born November 30, 1977.

"Every Single Night" by Fiona Apple

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Confessional singer/songwriter Fiona Apple, born September 13, 1977, definitely embodies the intuitive qualities of Year of the Snakes.

"All This Time" by Joe Jonas

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The only JoBro to be born in the Year of the Snake. He arrived on August 15, 1989.

"Sex Therapy" by Robin Thicke

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We're sure Robin Thicke is one sensual snake if his R&B grooves are any indication. He was born March 10, 1977.

"Lost in Love" by Tae Yeon and Tiffany of Girls' Generation

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Tae Yeon and Tiffany lead nine-member K-pop group, Girls' Generation. Tae Yeon was born March 9 and Tiffany on August 1, both in 1989. Their band has four other snakes: Jessica (April 18), Suni (May 15), Hyoyeon (September 22) and Yuri (December 5).

"The Woman I Love" by Jason Mraz

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The singer/songwriter born on June 23, 1977. 

"Been There Done That" by Dr. Dre

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Dr. Dre is one of the older, and wiser, snakes in the business. He was born February 18, 1965.

"En El Amor Hay Que Perdonar" by Belinda

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Popular Latina pop singer Belinda was born August 15, 1989—same day as Joe Jonas!

"Rack City" by Tyga

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Tyga was born November 19, 1989.

"60 Sec" by Sungkyu of INFINITE

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Looks like leader of popular K-pop boy group INFINITE, Sungkyu, is a natural-born leader. His birth date is April 28, 1989.

"Theme from Call of Duty Black Ops II" by Trent Reznor

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Producer/singer/songwriter/instrumentalist makes all snakes look good. He was born May 17, 1965.

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