Neuroscientist Jacob Jolij created a formula for happiness by studying 126 songs from a 50-year period. He asked 2,000 people to pick their favorites, analyzed the beats per minute, theme, key and lyrics from the most popular choices. Surprisingly, Queen's song "Don't Stop Me Now" was mentioned by almost two-thirds of those surveyed.
He found that the average tempo of a 'feel good' song was substantially higher than the average pop song. The average tempo of pop songs is 118 bats per minute (BMP), whereas the feel-good songs had an average tempo of around 140 to 150 BMP.
So there you have it, if you need some happiness in your life, add Queen's song to your playlist ASAP!
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