The 10 Most Uplifting Songs

Three years ago, a neuroscientist conducted a study to determine the 10 most UPLIFTING songs, and it's making the rounds online again.  For his analysis, he focused on technical things, such lyrical theme, musical key, and tempo.

For example, he said, quote, "Holiday-themed lyrics naturally remind us of happy times, while a major third musical key sounds happy to our ears and something we associate with confidence.  A high tempo of 150 beats per minute also subconsciously triggers a sense of energy."

Here are the '10 Most Uplifting Songs,' according to science:

1.  "Don't Stop Me Now", Queen, 1978

2.  "Dancing Queen", ABBA, 1976

3.  "Good Vibrations", The Beach Boys, 1966

4.  "Uptown Girl", Billy Joel, 1983

5.  "Eye of the Tiger", Survivor, 1982

6.  "I'm a Believer", The Monkees, 1966

7.  "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", Cyndi Lauper, 1983

8.  "Living on a Prayer", Bon Jovi, 1986

9.  "I Will Survive", Gloria Gaynor, 1978

10.  "Walking on Sunshine", Katrina & the Waves, 1985

(The Telegraph)

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