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Listen to these songs to calm down in traffic jams!

Published on: 22 May 2015

There is something about a traffic jam that brings out the worst in people, the proverbial savage beast. Usually people express their traffic jam frustrations in one of the following ways:

  • By trying to obliterate their steering wheel (which makes sense considering that steering wheels are largely to blame for most things that are wrong in life).
  • By letting out a bloodcurdling existential scream (which makes even more sense seeing as this situation serves as the ultimate proof that the universe doesn’t like you, has always disliked you and will in all likelihood not be friends with you in the foreseeable future).  
  • By making inappropriate gestures at drivers passing in the yellow lane (which actually makes sense).
  • All of the above.    

There is a saying which reads that music soothes the savage beast, so what better way to get you through that rush-hour blockage than by listening to some of the jams that have been scientifically proven to lower stress levels?

Here is a list of the top four most relaxing songs ever produced. You might want to add one or two of them to your playlist.

After all, road rage is never a good look.

  1. ‘Watermark’ by Enya
    Everyone knows Enya as the queen of chill-out music and Watermark is a must for your playlist when it comes to braving the mad rush. With her angelic voice and chilled out sounds, your steering wheel will receive gentle and loving taps as you keep the beat with your fingers. No violent blows accompanied by bloodcurdling screams. Your steering wheel won’t know what hit it.
  2. ‘Mellomanic’ by DJ Shah
    The moment that you listen to this song, you are able to picture yourself lying on a serene beach watching the picturesque sunset. You’re the only person there, completely enveloped in the tranquil silence contemplating the meaning of life, alone with your thoughts and without a care in the world. Except that you’re actually stuck in a traffic jam from hell and you’re being hooted at by the guy behind you who obviously hasn’t managed to find his happy place. It’s all good, though. Just pump up the volume, resist the urge to make inappropriate gestures, and cruise along…
  3. ‘Airstream’ by Electra
    Gentle drum beats and soft water sounds make ‘Airstream’ by Electra the second most relaxing song in the history of the music industry. Bringing you an instant sense of calm and tranquillity, it is the perfect tune to listen to when in bumper to bumper traffic. You’ll be so relaxed, you might even forget that you were ever stressed in the first place. You’ll get your Zen on and not only believe that the universe likes you, but that you are family and probably share some distant cousin 6 times removed.
  4. ‘Weightless’ by Marconi UnionGet cash rewards by taking car insurance online
    The British Academy of Sound Therapy was responsible for conducting a research project in an effort to discover the world’s most relaxing song, and ‘Weightless’ by Marconi Union won by a mile. After being tested on 40 people, results showed that the music reduced their stress levels by 65% on average. According to their findings, the song is over 11% more relaxing than any other song ever recorded. This is probably due to the fact that the music group worked hand in hand with a therapist in order to find out how certain sounds affect people’s moods. In essence, this is a musical therapy session, which is a lot better than a real therapy session, seeing as nobody is asking you ‘And how does that make you feel?’ (which tends to be a dangerous thing to ask someone who’s stuck in a traffic jam).  

So, there you have it! Never again will you have to feel stressed while driving home after a hard day at the office. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. After all, the more relaxed you are, the lower your chances of being involved in a car accident. But what about the other angry, red-faced drivers around you who are throwing tantrums in their vehicles? Their unpredictability could result in a few problems on the roads and no amount of finger signage can prevent this.

With this in mind, it’s probably best to invest in some motor insurance just in case. Fill in MiWay’s quick ‘Call Me Back’ form and we will contact you shortly to provide you with a quote.