Manchester band Marconi Union's 'Weightless' has been deemed the most relaxing track of all time.
The track was part of a study that saw scientists measure volunteers heart rate and breathing patterns whilst listening to a selection of songs by artists such as Mozart, Enya and, worryingly, Coldplay. After 40 of the female volunteers' listened to 'Weightless', 65% of them claimed that it had lowered their anxiety levels, which had presumably risen dramatically after being forced to listen to Coldplay.
The 10 most relaxing tracks are as follows:
1. Marconi Union – 'Weightless'
2. Airstream – 'Electra'
3. DJ Shah – 'Mellomaniac' (Chill Out Mix)
4. Enya – 'Watermark'
5. Coldplay – 'Strawberry Swing'
6. Barcelona – 'Please Don't Go'
7. All Saints – 'Pure Shores'
8. Adele – Someone Like You
9. Mozart – Canzonetta Sull'aria
10. Cafe Del Mar – We Can Fly
Scientists have said that 'Weightless' should not be listened to whilst you are driving – I say that you shouldn't watch the video when not in close proximity to a toilet;
So is this the most relaxing song ever? I'd personally vote for Richard Hawley's 'The Light At The End Of The Tunnel' – what about you?