We all have days that tend to really take it out of us, leaving us stressed, anxious, and tired. Whether it’s from a day at work, bills, or just having a flat tyre, sometimes the best thing we can do is lie down with some good music.
For anyone looking for some relaxing music, these are the most relaxing songs in the world according to scientists.
1. All Saints – Pure Shores
This dream pop song was released to critical acclaim and featured a relaxing tune has that classic 2000s vibe, which was the year it was released. The lyrics and the video inspire the listener to walk along the beach, which is intentional, as the song was made famous by Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie “The Beach,” which featured this song in its soundtrack.
It’s designed to make the listener alert and relaxed at the same time, which is the optimal state according to those that practice yoga. So even though it is uplifting and groovy, “Pure Shores” deserves a spot on the most relaxing songs list of all time.
2. Cafe Del Mar – We Can Fly
The song starts with no discernible melody, and right until the drum track begins, it sounds more like noise than music. Despite this, it’s not all bad as the mid-tempo is designed beat invokes images of traveling to far-off exotic places.
It is almost a requirement for an ambient song to integrate white noise in some form, and it proves extremely effective. And while each of these songs each have distinctive styles, they share common elements such as white noise, low to mid-tempo and simple arrangements.
3. Airsteam – Electra
This relaxing song has similarities to “Weightless.” The tempo matches the optimal resting heart rate of 60 to 65 beats per minute. The mid-range frequencies and absence of a low, heavy bass is less taxing on the nervous system.
This song definitely has a “chiller” vibe to it, and it has more of a hip-hop beat, but nothing to the extreme. Yoga fans might find this the perfect background music for their sun salutations.
4. DJ Shah – Mellomaniac
What makes this song relaxing is the reverb guitar, which is above the ostinato, and is a repetitive musical pattern. The repetition gives the mind the chance to fully enjoy the music without the need to analyse it.
As the title of the song suggests, the beat is mellow and slow, and the rain stick and the conga-like drum transports the listener to a laid-back tropical island, and a good choice for sitting back with a game of online roulette Australia.
5. Marconi Union – Weightless
Marconi Union is an extremely well known English ambient music group that worked with various sound therapists to create what is known by scientists as the most relaxing song in the world.
The song actually induced a 65 per cent reduction in overall stress among participants as shown in studies.
The reason behind this is explained by Lyz Cooper of the British Academy of Sound Therapy. She explains that the song utilizes a bio musicological phenomenon called “entrainment.”