The Happiest Song in the World According to Science!
lift your spirits: to make someone feel happier or more hopeful
Did you know there’s a science behind why certain songs can lift your spirits?
Neuroscientist Dr. Jacob Jolij studied 126 songs and surveyed 2,000 people. He claims to have found a formula for happy music.
He explains, “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 beats per minute (BPM), the list of feel-good songs had an average tempo of around 140 to 150 BPM.”
Dr. Jolij’s formula for happy music includes a fast tempo, joyful lyrics, and a major key. According to this formula, the happiest song in the world is “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen!
Of course, music and happiness are subjective, but give a listen to Dr. Joji’s top 10 list, and you might find something that will put a smile on your face.
When I feel down, my friend’s jokes always lift my spirits.
The sunny weather can really lift your spirits after a long week of rain.
A good book has the power to lift your spirits.