When you're having a bad day, music makes things ten times better. And according to a new survey, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is the number one song to listen to when you're feeling down in the dumps.
We can see the appeal.
The recent poll of 1,000 people for the BBC's Faith in the World Week explored the healing power of music.
It found that out of 10 mood-boosting song choices, the nation's favourite songs to listen to were Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, Dancing Queen by Abba and Pharrell Williams' Happy. Plus a healthy portion of classical music.
The survey also found that more than two-thirds of us like listening to music when we're feeling below par and generally unwell. This got us thinking: what songs make us feel uplifted?
So, we put the jury out to our wonderful Twitter followers who, might we add, have great taste in music... (Oh and we also made the ultimate happy playlist with your suggestions, scroll down for more!)
— littlejason (@littlejason) October 27, 2014ADVERTISEMENT
@HuffPoLifestyle Robyn - Get Myself Together, or anything from Madonna's Immaculate Collection.— Silly Old Damned-iel (@sillyolddaniel) October 27, 2014
@HuffPoLifestyle OOOOOOH or Shakira - Waka Waka.— Silly Old Damned-iel (@sillyolddaniel) October 27, 2014
@HuffPoLifestyle Toto - Africa— Lucy Sherriff (@sherrifflucy) October 27, 2014
@HuffPoLifestyle The Small Faces with Stay With Me. always gets my mood rocking in a good way :-)— ChrisB (@redkiteatnight) October 27, 2014
“@HuffPoLifestyle: Bohemian Rhapsody is the perfect pick me up tune, apparently - what song cheers you up the best?”
THE BAD TOUCH— manikreigun (@manikreigun) October 27, 2014
@HuffPoLifestyle What A Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers— Brogan Driscoll (@Brogan_Driscoll) October 27, 2014
@HuffPoLifestyle I love James Taylor's Sweet Baby James - adore that he wrote it for his nephew!— Poorna Bell (@HuffPostPoorna) October 27, 2014
[H/T BBC News]