“Weightless” by Marconi Union scientifically proven to be world’s most relaxing song
Scientists have concluded that the most relaxing song ever recorded is “Weightless” by Marconi Union. That is according to Dr David Lewis-Hodgson from Mindlab International, which conducted the research. To test the theory of what song relaxed participants the most tests were carried out on 40 women, who were connected to sensors and then given challenging puzzles to complete against the clock in order to induce a level of stress.
While they were doing this different songs were then played, to test their heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and brain activity. What the researchers found from playing a vast variety of different songs to the test subjects was that the song Weightless was 11% more relaxing than any other song and even caused drowsiness among women in the lab.
The song is eight minutes long and is a peaceful and relaxing combination of arranged harmonies, rhythms and bass lines and thus helps to slow the heart rate, reduce blood pressure and lower levels of the stress.
You can try it out for yourself on youtube…