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Sunday, December 17, 2006

The Verve Makes Sad Songs (Tell Us Something We Didn't Know)

According to British research, The Verve's "The Drugs Don't Work" is the saddest song to listen to. Surprised? I'm not. Topping the sad songs list is also Robbie Williams' "Angels", Sir Elton John's "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" and Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U".

Dr. Harry Witchel from the University of Bristol Medical School monitored volunteers' heart rates to see which tracks made people feel happy, sad or exhilarated.

In the happy department, Lily Allen's "LDN" is #1 making it the happiest song of the bunch. It beat out Beyonce Knowles' Crazy In Love, Britney Spears' Hit Me Baby... One More Time and Kylie Minogue's Spinning Around.

Blur's anthem Song 2 exhilarates listeners, as well as The Rolling Stones' Start Me Up and U2's Beautiful Day.

Now we know how to get people in a certain mood...thanks Dr. Harry

NY Broad x

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