167 – Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now (1978)
Written by Freddie Mercury
Produced by Roy Thomas Baker
Label – EMI/Elektra
According to cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Jacob Jolij, who analysed data from a survey conducted by electronics company Alba, which asked 2,000 people to reveal their favourite uplifting songs, Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” got the most votes. From his study he concluded that a fast tempo (roughly 150 beats per minute), a major key and happy lyrics are the key common elements of a feel-good song.
“My analysis confirmed very nicely what we already knew from the literature: Songs written in a major key with fast tempo are best at inducing positive emotions,” Jolij, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Groningen, told The Huffington Post.
Now I know why I love it!