Sometimes when you have to cram for something–school, work, some kind of special project–it helps if you have some music on in the background. Spotify has plenty of playlists for that. But what does it take to make it?
According to this story at Music Radar, you have the best chance of placing your song on a Spotify “study” playlist if it runs no faster than 112 beats per minute. How fast is 112 BPM? About walking pace. That’s the right tempo for tasks that require mental focus.
This is based on the analysis of more than 100,000 songs. The most popular? “Driver’s License” from Olivia Rodrigo. Next up is “Slow Dancing in the Dark” by Joli (89 BPM) followed by “Ophelia” by The Lumineers (76 BPM), Harry Styles, and “Falling” (110), and “Before You Go” from Lewis Capaldi (112 BPM).