Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ among top 10 Ultimate commuter songs

Researchers at Oxford Brookes University have revealed an ultimate list of songs that could beat stress while commuting, especially for Tube and train travellers.

London, Nov 30: Researchers at Oxford Brookes University have revealed an ultimate list of songs that could beat stress while commuting, especially for Tube and train
travellers.

Sigur Ros`s ambient hit Svefn-G-Englar tops the list closely followed by Beethoven’s ‘Symphony number 3’ and Mike Oldfield`s ‘Tubular Bells’.

Dr Dai Griffiths, who led the research and also heads the Music department at Brookes, insists that these can help induce a "Zen-like calm" even in an over crowded
commuter train.

Griffiths claims that the type of music commuters listened to could essentially affect their mood.

The right kind of music can make you feel calm, sad or happy, so it`s key to get the right tracks. I think that if you`re stuck on a packed Tube, its also worth listening to the
music a little bit more - it shouldn`t be just background noise. Try to focus on the words, r certain aspects like the strings," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.

He adds that the rise of MP3 players has led to a radical change in the way we listen to music. With a vide variety of songs to listen, people hardly listen to complete songs.

"There has been a big increase in the importance of compilations. People rarely seem to listen to entire albums these days, and I think individual tracks are more important.

People are more interested in making compilations - almost a throwback to the Walkman days," he adds.

Ultimate commuter songs

1. Sigur Ros, Svefn-G-Englar

2. Beethoven, Symphony number 3

3. Mike Oldfield, Tubular Bells

Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Tabula Rasa II, Silentium

5. Sydney Torch, London Transport Suite

6. Philip Glass, Spaceship From Einstein On The beach

7. Nino Rota, La Dolce Vita

8. Carl Stalling Project, The Good Egg

9. The Orb, Little Fluffy Clouds

10. Paul Simon, Train In The Distance

Bureau Report with ANI inputs

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