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Top 10 Best Music Android Games – Updated January, 2022

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There are Android apps about everything under the sun, so it’s no surprise that there are apps about music. There are tons of apps out there that center around music. Whether they’re rhythms games or games where you guess song titles, there’s some sort of strong musical influence.

These games are perfect for music lovers and people who want to be exposed to other forms of music. They showcase the most popular songs from today and they also introduce you to new and indie music.

Top 10 Best Music Android Games – January 2022

Below is a quick overview of the top 10 best Material You Android apps for 2021, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

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GameDownload CostIn-app cost (per item)
Giant Dancing Plushies
Cytus II$2.99 – $79.99
D4DJ$0.99 – $.169.99
Deemo$0.99 – $54.99
Lost In Harmony$0.99 – $29.99
Magic Piano$0.99 – $99.99
Rhythm Star$0.99 – $89.99
Sound Shooting$1.99 – $8.49
Musynx$0.99 – $29.99
Song Pop 3$1.99 – $99.99

Top 10 Best Music Android Games – January 2022

Below is a little more information on each app, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app’s Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

Giant Dancing Plushies

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: No
  • Size: 119MB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5

Giant Dancing Plushies is a very different type of rhythm game where you play as, well, a giant danging plushie. You’re danging your way down a road in a large metropolitan area, and it’s your job to smash your way through enemy vehicles. Music is constantly playing in the background, and you need to swipe in rhythm with the music to step forward.

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As you progress, you’ll unlock different cities to dance through along with upgrades to your character. You can unlock new dances and add powers like laser eyes. Also, you can HEAVILY customize your character’s appearance down to each body part.

There are no in-app purchases in this game at all, and that goes for ads. Your progress merely by playing the game.

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Cytus II

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $0.99 – $99.99
  • Size: 163MB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5

Cytus II adds a unique spin to the rhythm game genre. The gameplay revolves around you hitting certain markers in time with the music, but it’s not like Guitar Hero games. There’s a line that moves up and down the screen, and the markers will appear in time with the music. You need to hit the marker when the line passes over it.

There are different types of markers that you’re supposed to hit. There are ones that you need to hold down, those that you need to swipe, and those that you need to zig-zag. This method is creative, but it can definitely get tough when there’s a lot going on on the screen. While there are in-app purchases, everything is free if you’re a Play Pass subscriber

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D4DJ

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $0.99 – $.169.99
  • Size: 118MB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

D4DJ takes the mobile rhythm game genre and gives it an anime gacha flair. As with any rhythm game, you have to hit the notes in time with the music to gain points. One thing about this game is that the gameplay is really nuanced. There are notes you have to tap, hold, slide, and swipe.

There is A LOT to D4DJ including characters, unlockable content, and a story mode with fully voiced cutscenes (however, they’re in Japanese).  As the story goes, you play as a group of aspiring DJs who tour the world; that’s pretty much it.

As for in-app purchases, I’m sorry to say that this is a quintessential gacha game. You’ll be bombarded with gacha pulls, special events, an energy system, and all sorts of opportunities to spend money. However, you can get some good gameplay in before having to pay.

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Deemo

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: No
  • Size: 48MB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.7 stars out of 5

Deemo stands out from most rhythm games because of its overall aesthetic and song choice. Most rhythm games use selections from modern popular songs, but Deemo is different. You’re going to be hearing music from indie composers and songwriters. You’re not going to be hearing music that you’d hear on the radio, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The music in this game covers an immense gamut of moods and flavors. The music is diverse, eccentric, and all-around different from the norm.

Recently, the company converted the free version of the game into the full version. This means that you won’t get any in-app purchases or ads. Also, you’ll get access to the collection of over 280 songs.

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Lost In Harmony

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $0.99 – $29.99
  • Size: 37MB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

Lost In Harmony lies in stark contrast to most rhythm games. While in most rhythm games, you’re supposed to hit the obstacles that come down the path, in Lost In Harmony, you’re supposed to avoid them. You play a pair of characters who are skateboarding down an assortment of different paths. There will be a myriad of different obstacles that you need to avoid. These can come from behind you, beside you, and in front of you.

This game also sticks out because of its song choice. While most rhythm games use the latest pop, rap, and rock hits, Lost In Harmony uses remixed versions of classical pieces. There are also some original compositions thrown in. The whole mood and energy level changes drastically during the rounds.

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You earn in-app currency during the game which you use to customize your character. There’s an energy system, but you can get unlimited turns for a one-time payment of $2.99. You can also unlock all of the levels for the same price.

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Magic Piano

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $0.99 – $99.99
  • Size: 33MB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5

Magic Piano sticks true to its name, as all of the songs are arranged for piano. They are all piano pieces and arrangements of popular songs. All of the notes are represented as dots that you need to tap.

Magic piano is different because the songs actually conform to your playing. So, if you slow down, the song will slow down with you. This not only makes it a bit easier to play, but it allows you to add a bit of expression to your playing.

You earn coins every time you level up, and you use those coins to buy more songs. If you want unlimited access to all of the songs, you can pay either $4.99/month or $39.99/year.

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Rhythm Star

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $0.99 – $89.99
  • Size: 140MB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.4 stars out of 5

Rhythm Star adds a cute and cartoonish RPG charm to the rhythm game genre. It’s also 100% a gacha title with unlockable characters, character summons, and so on. This game is the typical sort of rhythm game where you have to hit the notes in time.

There’s a battle element added in to spice things up. In the campaign mode, while you’re hitting the notes, your characters are attacking enemies up top. Getting longer combos helps your characters’ attack strength.

There’s a good mix of modern music and modernized versions of popular classical pieces. They all range in style and overall energy. As you progress, you’ll unlock more songs to play and replay.

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Sound Shooting

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $1.99 – $8.49
  • Size: 32MB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5

Sound shooting is, probably, the most stimulating game on this list. Once you start the app, you’re thrown right into the action within ten seconds. You play as a flying anime character with a really big gun, and you’re blasting your way through enemies.

If you’re wondering how this is a music game, throughout the levels, you’ll fight certain powerful bosses. When you do, the game will switch gears and turn into a classic rhythm game. You’ll hit the markers when they reach the bottom of the screen in order to charge up your attack. After the section is finished, you’ll destroy that boss and continue with the stage.

There are in-app purchases, but they don’t really get in the way until you want more of a challenge. Getting the VIP membership which costs roughly $10, will grant you additional songs and harder difficulties.

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MUSYNX

  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $0.99 – $29.99
  • Size: 1.81GB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.7 stars out of 5

MUSYNX is definitely your classic rhythm game; you hit the markers when they reach the bottom of the screen. What makes this game stand out is the overall aesthetic. If you like cute anime girls, then you’re going to love this app.

Different stages have different visual themes, which is a nice touch. One stage could be a rainbow while another stage could have a more futuristic look and feel. You have access to most of the songs, but if you want access to all of the songs, you can pay the $29.00 to unlock everything. You still get access to a lot of content even without paying.

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SongPop 3

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  • Download Cost: Free
  • In-App Cost: $1.99 – $99.99
  • Size: 42MB
  • Google Play Rating: 4.3 stars out of 5

SongPop 3 isn’t a rhythm game, rather, it’s a trivia game that tests your knowledge of music. During a round, a short clip of a song will play. It’s up to you to guess the song’s title before the clip ends. Also, there are some songs where you need to guess the artist. Each round has you guessing five songs.

SongPop is also a competitive game. You can play a round and challenge other players to beat your score. Their goal is to either give more correct answers than you or answer questions quicker than you. There’s a very wide range of music from the 60s to modern hits.

You have the basics when it comes to ads and in-app purchases: ads, in-game currency, premium currency, and premium memberships. You can watch ads to unlock some of the music, but the premium memberships remove the ads and unlock most or all of the music.

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