Top 10 Songs to Relieve Stress

It is said that music reduces stress but many still doubt that.  Now,  neuroscientists in the United Kingdom finally reveals a study that specifies the top 10 songs which can help you relieve stress. The top 10 songs to relieve stress include “Weightless,” which results to a 65 percent reduction in participants’ overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.

Background of the Study on the Top 10 Songs to Relieve Stress

The study was conducted on participants who attempted to solve difficult puzzles as quickly as possible while connected to sensors. The puzzles induced a certain level of stress, and participants listened to different songs while researchers measured brain activity as well as physiological states that included heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing.

Dr. David Lewis-Hodgson of Mindlab International conducted the research.  According to her, the top song produced a greater state of relaxation than any other music tested to date.

Marconi Union, the group behind the song “Weightless,” admits that the song was done in collaboration with sound therapists.  Its carefully arranged harmonies, rhythms, and bass lines help slow a listener’s heart rate, reduce blood pressure and lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Top 10 Songs to Relieve Stress

Curious as to what are the top 10 songs to relieve stress?  Do not worry because we have the list below together with a YouTube link so that you can listen to them instantly.

  1. We Can Fly,” by Rue du Soleil (Café Del Mar)
  2. Canzonetta Sull’aria,” by Mozart
  3. Someone Like You,” by Adele
  4. Pure Shores,” by All Saints
  5. Please Don’t Go,” by Barcelona
  6. Strawberry Swing,” by Coldplay
  7. Watermark,” by Enya
  8. Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix),” by DJ Shah
  9. Electra,” by Airstream
  10. Weightless,” by Marconi Union

You can also use this Spotify Playlist

Besides the songs above, do you have any personal recommendation of a song which helps you relieve stress?  Share it by commenting below.

Source: Fast Company