Scientists discover most relaxing tune ever
Sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union compiled the song. Scientists played it to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay.
Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low underlying bass tones relax the listener and a low whooshing sound with a trance-like quality takes the listener into an even deeper state of calm.
Dr David Lewis, one of the UK’s leading stress specialists said: “‘Weightless’ induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested. Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”
The study - commissioned by bubble bath and shower gel firm Radox Spa - found the song was even more relaxing than a massage, walk or cup of tea. So relaxing is the tune, apparently, that people are being Rex advised against listening to it while driving.
The top 10 most relaxing tunes were: 1. Marconi Union - Weightless 2. Airstream - Electra 3. DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix) 4. Enya - Watermark 5. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing 6. Barcelona - Please Don’t Go 7. All Saints - Pure Shores 8. AdelevSomeone Like You 9. Mozart - Canzonetta Sull’aria 10. Cafe Del Mar - We Can Fly
my muscles stopped functioning
I was so relieved this wasn’t a trick. Very soothing.
THIS IS IT, GUYS. This is the song I listen to when I’m feel a panic attack coming on or can’t sleep because of my anxiety. It has helped me more times than I can say.
let me just say a few things about ‘all about that bass’ real quick
- it’s a song about body positivity and we don’t get many of those so can we just take that into consideration please
- i know people are kicking off about her using the phrase “skinny bitches” but she does follow it up with "no, i’m just playing i know you think you’re fat / but i’m here to tell you that / every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top" she’s taken an insult commonly given to slim women and basically a said so what if you are skinny/skinny but you think you’re fat, YOU’RE STILL PERFECT
- i’ve seen shit loads of people saying it makes them feel more confident, and slim women get a ton of media reinforcing the idea that their body is perfect anyway
- IT’S CATCHY AS FUCK
pacific rim is literally just a fucking remake of space jam
endgame is the protagonist and their team up against a team of aliens trying to get an object in a hoop
it’s the same fuck damn movie how’d they get away with this
MEG THIS IS FOR YOU.
#BlackExcellence is turning the “Cups” song on its ass, okay.
too much good in one place
Yo if you don’t know about Laura Jane Grace, the lead singer of Against Me!, then what the fuck are you doing with your music choices go listen to this gorgeous transgender woman’s voice and awesome album Against Me! made as a tribute to her transition and dysphoria.
dysphoria cw slurs cw and all of that good stuff.
Compiling music for our 18 hour trip there, and our 18 hour trip back, so if you have a website you use to dl that’s not sketchy or any music suggestions let a dude know yeah?
Jenny Lewis - Just One Of The Guys [Official Music Video]
Featuring Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart, and Brie Larson with mustaches.
Molotov Jukebox - Don’t Panic (2012)
twenty one pilots || official music videos
"Papa, what did the ’80s sound like?"
This is so many levels of brilliant
I have such a weakness for electronics playing music with their innards (whirring, clicking, buzzing, etc.) It’s magical. If you want more where this came from, here are a scanner, a disk drive, and a couple of oscilloscopes playing House of the Rising Sun. The scanner is the one “singing.” It’s so great. I want to figure out how to do this.