These are allegedly the ultimate playlists for every mood.

A Manchester company called TICKX went through thousands of Spotify songs and playlists to determine the ultimate listening choices for every mood.

Say, for example, you’re in a pissy mood and you’re looking for music that feeds your anger. TICKX determined that the ultimate songs for this purpose should have these attributes:

  • BPM: 130
  • Valence score (musical positivity within the song; lower means more angry): 49
  • Danceability score: 54
  • Energy score: 89
  • Ideal duration: 226 seconds
  • Best year for this music: 2007

Got that? Here’s what they found.

Top 5 Angriest Songs

  1. Down with the Sickness, Disturbed
  2. I Hate Everything About You, Three Days Grace
  3. Duality, Slipknot
  4. Headstrong, Trapt
  5. Before I Forget, Slipknot

Top 5 Angriest Acts

  1. Slipknot
  2. Three Days Grace
  3. Linkin Park
  4. Disturbed
  5. Avenged Sevenfold

Angriest Genre

  1. Alternative Metal
  2. Dance Pop (Wait–what?)
  3. Emo
  4. Dark Trap
  5. Detroit Hip Hip

There’s more analysis for being happy, sad, sexy, and chill here.

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.

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