Queen’s “Don't Stop Me Now” is the happiest song in the world (VIDEO)
As the numerous studies have already identified a link between happy feelings and listening to music, the British electronic company decided to conduct its own.
Well, a survey from a British electronic company ranks which songs make people feel happiest.
Neuroscientist Jacob Jolij created a formula for happy songs by studying 126 songs from a 50 year period. A survey by British electronics company Alba had Britons pick which songs made them feel happiest.
The survey got responses from 2,000 people so some are questioning whether it really can be called the happiest song in the world.
Jolij then took their answers and examined the songs with the highest scores. He looked at the beats per minute (BMP), the key, the theme and analysed the lyrics. “The pattern was very clear. The average tempo of a ‘feel good’-song was substantially higher than the average pop song. Where the average tempo of pop songs is around 118 BPM, the list of feel good songs had an average tempo of around 140 to 150 BPM,”
he wrote in a blog entry.
Queen's “Don't Stop Me Now”
meets the “happy”
criteria with over two thirds of the votes.
Some of the other songs on the list: Abba’s “Dancing Queen”, The Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” and Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl.”
However, upon learning of this, reddit users were quick to disagree. Mikaiketsu wrote: “All countries must have their versions of ultimate feel good songs.”