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Best Travel Playlist revealed by Spotify


Nervous flyer? Pop on Adele’s Someone Like You, recline and relax! The British singers song has been named the best song to calm your nerves on a plane.

The study commissioned by music streaming service Spotify, found that tracks that stimulate both sides of the brain reduced anxiety. The good people at Spotfy have created a “calming music to fly to” playlist to help ease into the holiday mode.

Anxiety psychologist Dr Rebecca Spelman, who carried out the study, said breathing in time to music with a low bpm with headphones on and your eyes closed lowers your heart rate and blood pressure, which reduces anxiety.

Someone Like You came out on top because it has a tempo of 67 beats per minute – close to the optimum 60 beats per minute – and harmonious tones.

The playlist compiled by Dr Spelman includes a mix of songs across genres including classical and alternative rock.

Best music to listen to on planes

Someone Like You - Adele

Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) - Enya

Piano on The Beach - Liborio Conti

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major (“Elvira Madigan”) K. 467 — Mozart

Better Together - Jack Johnson

Pure Shores — All Saints

Buffalo Soldier — Bob Marley

Scar Tissue — Red Hot Chilli Peppers

As I Lay Me Down — Sophie B. Hawkins

Inside Out — Britney Spears

Ignition — R Kelly

Flaws and All — Beyoncé

The Christmas song — Nat King Cole

Space Oddity — David Bowie

What music calms your nerves or puts you in a happy holiday zone?



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