This Uber driver has a playlist for every type of passenger


Rides with Uber and Lyft are convenient, but they can also be awkward. So if the driver has some good tunes with which to fill in the awkward silence, all the better.

Well, one driver has taken it to another level. Because rather than just play his music, he’s created a variety of different Spotify playlists to try and accommodate his passengers.

A word of caution: The driver uses a naughty word to describe one of his playlists, and I’m not just talking about the word “hipster.”

“So I just started driving for uber and Lyft and I’ve been getting a lot more compliments on my music since generalizing my passengers by 1 of these 11 playlists,” Twitter user @TEEJUS_ wrote on Feb. 24.


Apparently, the world thought this was a pretty cool idea, because it has been retweeted more than 50,000 times. Most of the people were curious how @TEEJUS_ would have categorized them.

The driver, who goes by TJ on his Spotify account, actually answered a few before he decided he could actually make money with his music preference carnival act. But, if you’re curious as to which category you would have fit in, we’ve decided to help break it down for you:

Heady Bros:

Not going to lie, I had to look up what the heck “heady bros” are on Urban dictionary. Apparently, a heady bro is “a bro who is down for most anything entertaining, especially recreational drugs.”

And apparently, that means listening to songs like “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix, “Drain You” by Nirvana, “Mind Mischief” by Tame Impala and “Ode To Viceroy” by Mac DeMarco. No, I don’t know what most of those things are either.

White Dudes Who Look Like They Like Rap:

According to TJ, you like Drake, Childish Gambino, Frank Ocean, Future, Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar and Steve Lacy.

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Basic 20-30s:

This playlist has a nice mix of oldies like Fleetwood Mac and Hall & Oates sprinkled in with some more modern acts like Lorde and Sia.

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Apparently, to TJ, 30 is the cutoff for when people become ancient relics. This playlist is full of oldies, with songs by Rick Springfield, the Beach Boys, Fleetwood Mac and Earth, Wind and Fire. Side note: Apparently, I am ancient, because this is totally my jam.

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Quiet Ppl:

This playlist is mostly Frankie Cosmos. There is also some Sufjan Stevens, in case you want to cry in your Uber.


Some Kid Cudi, Tyler the Creator, more Kanye West (TJ really likes Kanye), SZA and Frank Ocean.

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(Bleeping) Hipsters:

Dent May, Toro y Moi, Gus Dapperton and other artists you can listen to in your car before they get cool.

WM 20s/30s:

The White Stripes, Talking Heads, Weezer, Chastity Belt, Cake and Radiohead. And, randomly, “The Boys are Back in Town” by Thin Lizzy.

20s Fem:

Le Couleur, Metronomy, Clairo, Flight Facilities, Mild High Club, HAIM and more Fankie Cosmos.

Remember, you can look up all of these playlists on Spotify once you decide which one you connect with the most.

[h/t: Distractify]

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Mitchell Byars
Mitchell Byars was born and raised in Hawaii and currently lives in Boulder, Colorado, where he is a reporter. On his free time, he likes to golf, swim and enjoy a nice beer.

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