Need help falling asleep? Here are the best songs for that.

Here’s another commercial posing as an internet survey. But whatever. I’ll bite.

Premier Inn, a British chain of hotels, commissioned a survey on which songs are best for helping us fall asleep. About 43,000 songs that appear on 13,000 Spotify sleep playlists to determine the ones most used to lull people into dreamland–in the UK, anyway. Here we go:

Most Popular Songs in Sleep Playlists

  1. Someone You Loved – Lewis Capaldi – 110 bpm  
  2. Heather – Conan Gray – 102 bpm
  3. All I Want – Kodaline – 86 bpm
  4. Before You Go – Lewis Capaldi – 112 bpm
  5. Dynamite – BTS – 115 bpm
  6. Say You Won’t Let Go – James Arthur – 105 bpm
  7. lovely (with Khalid) – Billie Eilish – 115 bpm
  8. Be Alright – Dean Lewis – 127 bpm
  9. Bruises – Lewis Capaldi – 111 bpm
  10. when the party’s over – Billie Eilish – 83 bpm
  11. Falling – Harry Styles – 110 bpm
  12. All of Me – John Legend – 120 bpm
  13. If the World Was Ending feat. Julia Michaels – JP Saxe – 76 bpm
  14. Hold On – Chord Overstreet – 120 bpm

Most Popular Sleep Artists

  1. BTS  – 1712 tracks featured
  2. Billie Eilish  – 785 tracks featured
  3. One Direction – 701 tracks featured
  4. Ed Sheeran  – 699 tracks featured
  5. Deep Sleep Music Collective  – 607 tracks featured
  6. Harry Styles  – 549 tracks featured
  7. Lewis Capaldi  – 547 tracks featured
  8. XXXTENTACION  – 472 tracks featured
  9. Ariana Grande – 438 tracks featured
  10. Shawn Mendes – 396 tracks featured

Naturally, there’s a playlist.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Need help falling asleep? Here are the best songs for that.

  • November 20, 2020 at 11:36 pm
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    Long Ambient 1 and 2 by Moby come on never trust a spotify list

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