Ever wonder what famous people listen to in their spare time? Wonder no more. We took the liberty of digging through Google Play and Apple Music to bring you a curated list of artists and songs that Robert Pattinson has on his playlists. From Adele to Taylor Swift, there are plenty of artists represented on this list. It’s a good mix of old and new, as well as indie and mainstream. So, if you want to hear what music giants such as Robert Pattinson listen to, check out the list below.


The 25-year-old Twilight star has listened to Adele’s records since she was a kid. It was only a matter of time before she became the British songstress’ biggest fan. A year after the release of her studio album 25, Pattinson asked Adele to guest star on his YouTube channel. During the session, he played her songs from the top of his head and confessed his undying admiration for her. He called her music his “crutch” and his “comfort zone.” Although he did not name names, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Adele is among the most prominent songwriters that he listens to.

Alabama Shakes

Often compared to the Rolling Stones for his work in the music industry, there is a reason why the 59-year-old musician is viewed as one of the most influential figures in 20th century music. He has worked with some of the greatest musicians of all time, including Elton John, George Harrison, and the aforementioned Rolling Stones. In 2018 alone, he released two albums, Shakes and Rattan. The former is a collaboration with Alabama Shakes and features guest appearances from John, Harrison, and even more of the band’s members. A dark and moody record, it’s safe to assume that it’s amongst the favorites of Pattinson.


The English singer-songwriter Beck graduated from Oxford University with a degree in philosophy, economics, and mathematics. He then went on to achieve pop music stardom in the early 2000s, scoring a number one album with Midlife Crisis and another with the Grammy-nominated Album of the Year – Hyperreal World. When Beck met up with his idol, the Beatles, halfway through the group’s legendary 1966 North American tour, the Fab Four invited him to join them on stage for a cover of his song “I’ll Be Back.” It was a life-changing moment for the 27-year-old Beck, who went on to collaborate with the Beebs on a number of hit songs, including “Where Is My Mind?” and “Dreams For Sale.” It’s safe to assume that Beck is among the most prominent artists that inspire and influence Pattinson. He has also cited Beck as one of the important people in his life.

Black Sabbath

The English rock band Black Sabbath released six studio albums over the course of their career. Formed in 1969, the group originally consisted of guitarists and vocalists Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward, along with drummer and keyboardist Ozzy Osbourne. The legendary band is best known for their 1972 concept album The Lord of the Rings, which is often credited with spawning the “power metal” genre. One of the all-time greats in hard rock, Black Sabbath are undoubtedly among the most influential and iconic bands of all time. Although they are now 66 years old, the band continues to tour and release new music. They haven’t slowed down a bit. In 2018 alone, they released an album called Never Say Die! and are currently on tour in support of it. It’s safe to assume that the legendary English band are amongst the most prominent artists that inspire and influence Pattinson. After all, he has paid tribute to them by name on more than one occasion in the past.


David Bowie is one of the most important figures in modern music. Not only is he commonly considered to be one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time, but he is also a respected musician in his own right. He is most known for his work with the titanic songwriting team of Brian Eno and Roger Eno, often collaborating on songs with Tony Visconti. He has also released a number of acclaimed albums as a solo artist, including his 1987 LP Let’s Dance, which featured contributions from famous guest musicians such as Iggy Pop, Joe Elliott, and the aforementioned Eno brothers. In 2018 alone, Bowie released three solo albums – Blackstar, The Next Day, and Larger-than-life – and he will be featured on a number of upcoming projects. It’s fair to assume that David Bowie is one of the most important people in Pattinson’s life and career, inspiring him both musically and personally. In 2020, he will be turning 60, which he considers to be a very significant number.

Bruce Springsteen

Like many of his generation, Pattinson grew up listening to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. He attended dozens of Springsteen shows during his time off from school. The Boss’s music was such a huge part of his life growing up, he actually changed his Twitter profile picture to a live performance shot from the Born In the U.S.A. Tour. In 2017, Pattinson was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for his portrayal of Nick Young in the movie Spring Breakers, and he has been openly gay since the age of 17. It seems like all of this is what led to Springsteen’s eventual approval of Pattinson’s petition to allow transgender people to serve in the military. He tweeted his congratulations, which was enough to earn Pattinson a spot on this list.

The Clash

The Clash are best known for their 1979 EP The Sound of Music. It was a landmark release for the band, who went on to score a number of acclaimed albums over the next four decades. They first gained attention for their revolutionary anti-establishment lyrics and raw sound. The lineup for The Sound of Music consisted of Mick Jones – guitar and vocals; Joe Strummer – vocals, rhythm guitar, and keyboards; and Paul Simonon – bass guitar. After the group’s iconic lead singer Strummer died of a heart attack in 2015, his friend and musical collaborator Jones took the reins. He is now the group’s co-leader and one of the most important figures in modern punk music. It’s fair to assume that the legendary band, often described as the ‘Godfathers of Grunge,’ are amongst the most influential and iconic bands of all time. Their music continues to influence both old and new generations of musicians and listeners alike.

David Gilmour

Like many of his generation, the 47-year-old Pink Floyd guitarist has been influenced by the music of The Clash. He grew up listening to and practicing on acoustic guitar the music of the seminal punk group. After briefly pursuing a solo career, David Gilmour joined Pink Floyd, enjoying critical and popular success with the group. He played on all of Pink Floyd’s studio albums, with the notable exception of The Final Cut, and he has played on every one of their tours since their return in 2015. He is commonly considered to be one of the greatest guitarists of all time and is often regarded as the ‘King of the Strummers.’ It’s a fair assumption that Pink Floyd are amongst the most influential, iconic, and iconic bands of all time. They are also one of the most successful bands of all time, having sold over 150 million albums worldwide and having had six number-one albums on the Billboard Top 200. In 2020 alone, they will be playing three large-scale festivals: the Rolling Woodland, England’s famous Latitude Festival, and Portugal’s Festival de Opera.

Elton John

The 75-year-old Elton John is a Grammy Award-winning artist and record producer whose career spans over six decades and over 30 albums. He is most known for his work with the English group the Rolling Stones, with whom he collaborated on the 1974 hit song “Don’t Go Changing.” He has also worked with the Eagles, David Bowie, and the aforementioned Rolling Stones, among others. In 2020, he is set to release his new studio album, Elton John’s English Dance Party, a collection of popular songs reworked in an English accent. In addition to his musical career, John is also a noted philanthropist who works with the UNICEF on children’s health issues and has lent his support to numerous charities over the years. It seems like Elton John has helped to change the world for the better, and yet he continues to find ways to make the world a better place. In 2020, he will be turning 75, an important milestone for any celebrity. How much longer will he continue to find ways to impact the world around him?