Stressed? These are allegedly the ten best songs for reducing anxiety

Everyone uses music to relax. But is there a way to maximize the amount of anxiety reduction? Yes, according to neuroscience.

Fast Company reports that these ten songs as the best for reducing anxiety. This is science, people.

  1. We Can Fly,” by Rue du Soleil (Café Del Mar)
  2. Canzonetta Sull’aria,” by Mozart
  3. Someone Like You,” by Adele
  4. Pure Shores,” by All Saints
  5. Please Don’t Go,” by Barcelona
  6. Strawberry Swing,” by Coldplay
  7. Watermark,” by Enya
  8. Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix),” by DJ Shah
  9. Electra,” by Airstream
  10. Weightless,” by Marconi Union

Let’s have a sample. According to the boffins in the white lab coats, this one track will bring your anxiety levels down by as much as 65%.

Here’s a public playlist of the entire top ten. Refrain from driving or using heavy machinery while listening.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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.

2 thoughts on “Stressed? These are allegedly the ten best songs for reducing anxiety

  • November 30, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Wouldn’t ANY song that you like, can sing along to, get lost in, or play air guitar to…be a stress reducer?
    For example, those who partake in Slayer could find their 1986 masterpiece “Reign In Blood” record to be a stress reducer…while those who prefer the classical genre could find Tchaikovsky’s “The Year 1812 Solemn Overture, festival overture in E♭ major, Op. 49” (with cannons for full effect) to be soothing to the soul.
    It all depends on each individual.

  • November 30, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    You Can’t Bring Me Down by Suicidal Tendencies is my stress reducer!


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