The Most Relaxing Song Ever

By Brooke Benjamin

A British band has created what’s being dubbed as “the most relaxing song in the world.” A recent study found that the song Weightless by Marconi Union “induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested.”

Scientists from Radox spa determined this by conducting a study with 40 female participants. Each subject was asked to complete a difficult puzzle in a small space of time in order to heighten stress levels. The ladies were then played a set of songs while their heart rate, blood pressure, brain activity and breathing were monitored. The study found that Weightless was 11 per cent more relaxing than any other song – even making some of the lab subjects drowsy.

Sound experts owe the song’s soporific effects to its sustaining rhythm, harmonic intervals, exclusion of repetition in the melody, sounds of random chimes and the humming and whooshing sounds combine to produce the perfect relaxing song. Weightless was found to be more relaxing than a massage, walk or cup of tea and an official warning has been put out to all motorists not to play it in the car.

Click the video above to listen to the 8 minute track – but make sure you have a place to rest your head!