`Formula` for perfect love song revealed

ANI| Updated: Feb 13, 2014, 16:52 PM IST

London: In an attempt to make your Valentine`s Day more romantic, a music-streaming website joined forces with a group of scientists and found that Adele`s `Make You Feel My Love` had the formula for the perfect love song.

According to the study, conducted by the site along with University of Groningen`s Jacob Jolij and Maureen Crowe, who worked on hit flick `The Boydguard`, Adele`s cover of the Bob Dylan classic has the right mix of sentimental lyrics, a slow tempo, a song played in a major key with a standard chord progression and a syncopated rhythm, the Daily Express reported.

Jolij said that there are two accents close together in the song, repeating every bar that creates the feel of a relaxed heartbeat, a sound everyone is familiar with, making it soothing and relaxing to hear.

The researchers also claimed that the formula was a tried and tested combination and the feeling of familiarity helps make the song memorable.


1. Make you feel my love - Adele

2. Sexual healing - Marvin Gaye

3. I will always love you - Dolly Parton / Whitney Houston

4. Wonderful tonight - Eric Clapton

5. Love me tender - Elvis

6. Let her go - Passenger

7. Unchained melody - The Righteous Brothers

8. She - Elvis Costello

9. If i ain`t got you - Alicia Keys

10. Think twice - Celine Dion