The Ultimate Relaxation Playlist from Spotify - Physio Supplies

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Build the Ultimate Relaxation Playlist with the Most Popular Relaxation Songs

 

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2021 has been a crazy year so far. Wildfires in Niagara Falls, we say goodbye to Adobe Flash Player, and Facebook and Instagram shut down for a night (sending everyone into a mild state of panic!) and more.

As you can see, the number of events that transpired could bring stress levels high. In fact, an estimated 50% rise in job-related stress, anxiety and depression was found, and an estimated 74% of people have felt overwhelmed and unable to cope both in and outside of work in the past year (according to YouGov). 

As your local therapist might say, relaxation methods are the best way to mitigate stress and what better way to enhance your relaxation moment than listening to music? 

Enter our ultimate song selection for building your optimal relaxation playlist!

At Physiosupplies, we have collected a mix of the most popular massage songs that stimulates your mind. With over # songs found on Spotify, we have created the perfect playlist for your relaxation needs. You’re guaranteed to find something to relax to, whether you are simply hanging out with your family, or taking a “self-relaxation” day!

How We Created This Relaxation Playlist  

We utilized Spotify’s music playlists to gather the main data in identifying the most appropriate songs for each playlist highlighted in this blog. The metric used was solely based on the “likes” that each playlist and songs have, gathering the most liked “playlist” and the most “liked” songs on each playlist. 

We found the playlists by searching Spotify with the appropriate keyword for each entry on this blog. For example, we input the keyword “sleep” to find songs for “20 Songs for better sleep”, and we input the keyword “unwind” for finding the playlists and songs for the entry “20 songs for unwinding/destressing” and so on. 

We then found the 4 playlists with the highest likes, and within those playlists found 5 songs each with the highest likes.

20 Songs For Better Sleep

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Sleeping can be a difficult task when stress clouds your mind, and music is one of the many ways you can trick your brain into sleeping soundly at night in addition to effective sleeping items. There are various tips online on beating insomnia, with most of them mentioning listening to relaxing music. However, the exact type of music is never specified which makes things more difficult for people wanting to sleep better at night. 

We gathered the most popular songs for sleep: 

“Sleep”

Playlist

Songs

Likes

Deep Sleep (Spotify)

Atmosphere (BLVKSHP)

11.7m

Deep Sleep (Spotify)

The Departure (Disentangled)

3.8m

Deep Sleep (Spotify)

Eternal Drift (Koen Parker)

2.8m

Deep Sleep (Spotify)

Major Waves (Night Whisperer)

1.6m

Deep Sleep (Spotify)

Objective (Olivier Lupin)

1.5m

Songs for Sleeping (Spotify)

Deco (Charles Bolt)

69.4m

Songs for Sleeping (Spotify)

Simple Beauty (Martin Fox)

17.3m

Songs for Sleeping (Spotify)

Wonderful (Felix Brady)

5.6m

Songs for Sleeping (Spotify)

Horizon Variations (Max Richter)

11.9m

Songs for Sleeping (Spotify)

Moonlight Sky (Vivo Lector)

7.8m

Sleep By Spotify

Atmosphere (Center of Jupiter)

196.7k

Sleep By Spotify

Endless Sky (Nils August Valentin)

20.7m

Sleep By Spotify

If Only I Could Fly (Dream Flows)

11m

Sleep By Spotify

Turndown Service (Adeline Verver)

23.6m

Sleep By Spotify

Reappearance (Spacetactular)

14m

Sleep Sounds (Filtr)

Forest Sleep Sounds (Sleepy Times)

2.7m

Sleep Sounds (Filtr)

Thunder & Rain Sounds (Sleepy John)

11.6m

Sleep Sounds (Filtr)

Ambient Mindfulness (Sleepy Times)

4.6m

Sleep Sounds (Filtr)

528 Hz Anxiety Relief (Miracle Tones)

24.6m

Sleep Sounds (Filtr)

528 Hz DNA Repair (Miracle Tones)

20.4m

 

When it comes to music that people listen to the most, it seems that simple, ambient music is the most common theme that appears in this list. In addition to this, more non-musical songs are also chosen as a popular choice for sleeping (Such as Thunder & Rain Sounds by Sleepy Times, and songs from Miracle Tones). 

20 Songs To Unwind/Destress

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After a long, hard day, destressing is the first thing in everyone’s mind. This is understandable considering the type of pressure that most people can experience in a day. When people think of destressing, common activities such as meditation and yoga are often the first thing that comes to mind, but there is usually an effective method in simply listening to music. 

We found the best and most popular songs in order to destress.

“Unwind”

Playlist

Songs

Likes

Relax & Unwind (Spotify)

Shrike (Hozier)

119.3m

Relax & Unwind (Spotify)

Minimum (Charlie Cunningham)

112m

Relax & Unwind (Spotify)

River (Leon Bridges)

257m

Relax & Unwind (Spotify)

Notion (Tash Sultana)

115.9m

Relax & Unwind (Spotify)

Holocene (Bon Iver)

331m

Unwind 00s (Spotify)

Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae

401m

Unwind 00s (Spotify)

Why Georgia (John Mayer)

71m

Unwind 00s (Spotify)

Sunday Morning (Maroon 5)

349m

Unwind 00s (Spotify)

Unwritten (Natasha Bedingfield)

372m

Unwind 00s (Spotify)

Electric Feel (MGMT)

463m

Chilled Jazz (Spotify)

Walking on Clouds (Holborns)

5.5m

Chilled Jazz (Spotify)

You Left With My Heart Still Yours (Jaden Berry)

5.8m

Chilled Jazz (Spotify)

The Law of Attraction (Southside Trio)

4.6m

Chilled Jazz (Spotify)

One of your little friends (Jasmine Patterson)

3.9m

Chilled Jazz (Spotify)

Soft Like Rain (Anita Rosswell)

11.1m

Read & Unwind (Spotify)

Above Light (Lupe Sinsonte)

2.6m

Read & Unwind (Spotify)

Adagio (Jozef De Schutter)

2.8m

Read & Unwind (Spotify)

All My Words (Mark Millson)

6.1m

Read & Unwind (Spotify)

Ática (Emilia Branco)

3.2m

Read & Unwind (Spotify)

Vals De Rodrigues (Eric Badanti)

37m

 

The main findings throughout this playlist are the familiarity of songs. Artists such as John Mayer, Hozier and Leon Bridges are relatively big names in music, leading to a possible conclusion that people simply look to choose their favourite artists and their songs to unwind to. 

There are also different choices such as Jozef De Schutter and Jasmine Patterson. However, the most common theme consistent throughout the data is that all these songs have a BPM of 100 or less.

20 Songs for Meditation

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Meditation has many benefits that can help one relax after a stressful day, week, month or year. Many studies have proven these benefits, and researchers have also determined that meditation does in fact have advantages for the mind and body. 

The popular songs found for meditation on Spotify are:

“Meditation”

Playlist

Songs

Likes

Peaceful Meditation (Spotify)

Acercate (Pearl Melendez)

19.6m

Peaceful Meditation (Spotify)

Aerofoil (Ammachi)

8.1m

Peaceful Meditation (Spotify)

Affection (Calming Eyes)

9.6m

Peaceful Meditation (Spotify)

Call to Rest (Dreamscaper)

25.9m

Peaceful Meditation (Spotify)

Andromeda (Zoe Handfield)

14.1m

Yoga & Meditation (Spotify)

Acceptance (Johann Eder)

15.5m

Yoga & Meditation (Spotify)

Calming Down (Johann Eder)

19.8m

Yoga & Meditation (Spotify)

All Rivers (Static Garden)

13.8m

Yoga & Meditation (Spotify)

Adumbration (Adumbration)

10.4m

Yoga & Meditation (Spotify)

The Art of Love (Sahlene Williams)

25m

Meditate to the Sounds of Nature (Spotify)

In The Middle Of Nowhere (Calm Music Zone)

6.3m

Meditate to the Sounds of Nature (Spotify)

Breathing Exercises (Calming Music Ensemble)

4.2m

Meditate to the Sounds of Nature (Spotify)

Peaceful Memories (Ralph Torin)

7m

Meditate to the Sounds of Nature (Spotify)

Life of Birds (Nature Sound Series)

4.2m

Meditate to the Sounds of Nature (Spotify)

Lonesome By The Creek

2.8m

Yoga & Meditation Ambient Music (Pryve)

Mind's Eye (Red Nepture)

2.3m

Yoga & Meditation Ambient Music (Pryve)

All I Ever Wanted (Slow Eyes)

3m

Yoga & Meditation Ambient Music (Pryve)

Moonbeam (Intrinsic Flow)

1.8m

Yoga & Meditation Ambient Music (Pryve)

Horizon (Silkyson)

1.9m

Yoga & Meditation Ambient Music (Pryve)

Lightblind (Moenetty)

1.3m

Meditation commonly uses soothing music that does not have too many instruments playing alongside the main melody. It is often one to four instruments used per song due to the purpose of meditation. Interestingly, classical music is a popular choice in meditation according to Classic FM, but no classical songs are found in the data above. 

20 Songs To For Yoga

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Are you more interested in fitness-based relaxation music selection? Yoga music might be better suited for you. Yoga, as everyone knows, is a physical activity that practices disciplinary movements, improving characteristics such as patience, control and focus, and often uses a variety of yoga accessories. The reason that participants of yoga can focus properly on what they do is partially due to the music chosen for each session. 

From the data we extracted, we have determined these songs as the most popular, and most effective pieces of music available for yoga.

“Yoga”

Playlists

Songs

Likes

Sunrise Yoga (Spotify)

Blue Adrian (369)

8.5m

Sunrise Yoga (Spotify)

Arp of Life (Bjorg Stigbjornson)

13.5m

Sunrise Yoga (Spotify)

All Rivers (Static Garden)

13.8m

Sunrise Yoga (Spotify)

Masikota (Morongo)

1m

Sunrise Yoga (Spotify)

Family Dawn (Eleanor Arroway)

4.3m

Hip Hop Yoga (Spotify)

The Weekend (SZA)

311m

Hip Hop Yoga (Spotify)

Nights Like This (Kehlani)

366m

Hip Hop Yoga (Spotify)

EARFQUAKE (Tyler, The Creator)

514.1m

Hip Hop Yoga (Spotify)

Caroline (Amine)

603m

Hip Hop Yoga (Spotify)

Peach (Kevin Abstract)

116m

YOGA - alexaearth (Alexa Grass)

The Night We Met (Lord Huron)

842m

YOGA - alexaearth (Alexa Grass)

Sleep on the Floor (The Lumineers)

268.1m

YOGA - alexaearth (Alexa Grass)

Ivory Black (Oliver Riot)

23m

YOGA - alexaearth (Alexa Grass)

Hey, Ma (Bon Iver)

89m

YOGA - alexaearth (Alexa Grass)

Flume (Bon Iver)

112.4m

Classical Yoga (Spotify)

Spiegel im spiegel (Arvo Part)

19.7m

Classical Yoga (Spotify)

Goldberg Variation (Johann Sebastian Bach)

44.2m

Classical Yoga (Spotify)

Chopin: Nocturne (Frederic Chopin

32.3m

Classical Yoga (Spotify)

Reverie (Claude Debussy)

26.7m

Classical Yoga (Spotify)

Orfeo Ed Euridice (Christoph Willibald Gluck)

29.1m

The genres found in this yoga entry vary from modern music to classical. This may be because yoga is more associated with exercise and therefore has more variety in chosen music. The choices range from hip hop music to more classical pieces, suggesting that anyone can view any type of music to be yoga music - with a preference for taste as a big factor!

20 Songs for Background Music

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Sometimes, we simply can’t work on whatever we’re working on because of different factors (office noise, outside noise, and so on). On Spotify, we found a collection of songs that are considered to be the most popular hits for background music. Whether you need a boost in motivation or simply want to get rid of external noise, these songs are perfect for background music.

“Background”

Playlists

Songs

Likes

Background Music (coolpigeonmusic)

Please Call Me Later (Ogova)

223.4k

Background Music (coolpigeonmusic)

Abstraction (Shelby Lin)

78k

Background Music (coolpigeonmusic)

Afterglow (Houndtrack)

174.7k

Background Music (coolpigeonmusic)

Only You (Hoogway)

956k

Background Music (coolpigeonmusic)

Serenity (Mylo B)

683k

Jazz in the Background (Spotify)

Abisko (Norberg)

13m

Jazz in the Background (Spotify)

New Hampshire (Magpie Jazz Trio)

1.9m

Jazz in the Background (Spotify)

Ascent (Art Hirahara)

14.5m

Jazz in the Background (Spotify)

Easy Living (George Cables)

1.2m

Jazz in the Background (Spotify)

City Morning Views (Carrie Carlton Quartet

3.9m

Piano in the Background (Spotify)

Above Light (Lupe Sinsonte)

2.6m

Piano in the Background (Spotify)

Adagio (Jozef De Schutter)

2.8m

Piano in the Background (Spotify)

All that Glitters (Mino Monterosso)

18.2m

Piano in the Background (Spotify)

Fiorire (Carluccio)

4.7m

Piano in the Background (Spotify)

Dans un autre monde (Jenifer Tremblay)

1.3m

Background Music'21 - Lofi Hip-Hop & Chillhop Vibes (Lost Records)

A Story About Time (Kazam)

1.7m

Background Music'21 - Lofi Hip-Hop & Chillhop Vibes (Lost Records)

Shanghai Nights (Saib)

12.8m

Background Music'21 - Lofi Hip-Hop & Chillhop Vibes (Lost Records)

snowstorm in april (chief)

1.1m

Background Music'21 - Lofi Hip-Hop & Chillhop Vibes (Lost Records)

Levitating (invention_)

15.8m

Background Music'21 - Lofi Hip-Hop & Chillhop Vibes (Lost Records)

Both of us (Idealism)

46m

 

Background music can often be lead by the individual’s taste, which can explain the variety of choices for songs on this entry. Similar to the previous entry, the songs found for “background” music ranges from classical pieces (such as piano music) to more grounded, modern music (hip hop/chill hop/LoFi etc.)

20 Songs for Aromatherapy 

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Aromatherapy consists of holistic healing treatment, using plants and their natural oil extracts to promote better health and self-betterment. Aromatherapy can be used in a variety of relaxation activities, which can include a sauna session or even a massage day. It enhances the activity by providing the room with a pleasant fragrance from a natural plant extract. 

Music for aromatherapy can vary depending on the activity it’s used with, but by itself, these highlighted songs are considered the most popular:

“Aromatherapy”

Playlists

Songs

Likes

Relax in the Bath (Matt Johnson)

Jealous (Labrinth)

528m

Relax in the Bath (Matt Johnson)

Let Her Go (Passenger)

1.4bn

Relax in the Bath (Matt Johnson)

Lost Stars (Adam Levine)

267bn

Relax in the Bath (Matt Johnson)

Dancing on my own (Callum Scott)

810m

Relax in the Bath (Matt Johnson)

When We Were Young (Adele)

746m

Aromatherapy (AC)

Acceptance (Johann Eder)

15.5m

Aromatherapy (AC)

In The Ocean (John Ocean)

5.4m

Aromatherapy (AC)

Euphrosyne (Arlette Leduc)

42m

Aromatherapy (AC)

Light of the Moon (Naturally Recurring)

7.8m

Aromatherapy (AC)

Path to Sleep (Arush Mandal)

9.6m

Candle Light Dinner (Spotify)

Just The Way You Are (Barry White)

74.5m

Candle Light Dinner (Spotify)

This I Promise You (Ronan Keating)

24.4m

Candle Light Dinner (Spotify)

La vie en rose (Michael Buble)

33.5m

Candle Light Dinner (Spotify)

The Way You Look Tonight (Tony Bennett)

49.8m

Candle Light Dinner (Spotify)

Night and Day (Diana Krall)

46.5m

Bath Songs to Relax (Filtr Ireland)

1950 (King Princess)

461.8m

Bath Songs to Relax (Filtr Ireland)

Train Wreck (James Arthur)

378.1m

Bath Songs to Relax (Filtr Ireland)

Before You Go (Lewis Capaldi

1bn

Bath Songs to Relax (Filtr Ireland)

Coming Home (Leon Bridges)

139m

Bath Songs to Relax (Filtr Ireland)

Sign of the Times (Harry Styles)

904m

 

The songs found in “aromatherapy” are an interesting collection. Thinking about the activities around aromatherapy, the general thought around the music choice would not fall under sad songs such as Before You Go by Lewis Capaldi, or When We Were Young by Adele. However, these songs (along with a few other sad songs) have also made it onto the list in terms of popularity. 

Maybe people like listening to easy-to-listen songs when they have their favourite plant-based oil around their home? Whatever the case, the songs found here are the most popular songs people listen to when using aromatherapy!

20 Songs For Massages

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Massages relax you in both physical and mental states. The act of rubbing and kneading the muscles and joints of the body to relieve any tension and/or pain allows less stress to enter the mind at the same time. Everything in a massage session comes into play when trying to make you feel relaxed, from the professional movements of each masseur and masseuse to the aroma and music played in the background. 

These are the most popular songs played on Spotify in massage sessions.

Massage

Playlists

Songs

Likes

Relaxing Massage (Spotify)

Aan de andere kant (Cyrano Brussee)

7.9m

Relaxing Massage (Spotify)

Ad Astra (Chimmerish)

2.7m

Relaxing Massage (Spotify)

All Rivers (Static Garden)

13.8m

Relaxing Massage (Spotify)

Anay degimay (Petros Idris)

12.6m

Relaxing Massage (Spotify)

As The Journey Begins (Primer Dia)

12.4m

Piano Massage (Spotify)

Peace (Sanna Aalto)

2m

Piano Massage (Spotify)

First Sunlight (Ros Gilman)

3m

Piano Massage (Spotify)

Like A Whisper (Lydia Barnes)

9.7m

Piano Massage (Spotify)

Caladonia (Ailio Sand)

1m

Piano Massage (Spotify)

Insouciance (Sarah Coponat)

5.8m

Calm Vibes (Spotify)

1897 (Maru Gomes)

1.5m

Calm Vibes (Spotify)

Agonize (A. Blomqvist)

2.7m

Calm Vibes (Spotify)

Alt jeg tor (Elise Lindahl)

2.9m

Calm Vibes (Spotify)

Stars above (Nicholas Wright)

3m

Calm Vibes (Spotify)

Avenues (Seth Fernsby)

5.4m

Calming Classical (Spotify)

Transcr. Garcia: Pieces de theorbe (Robert De Visee)

1.9m

Calming Classical (Spotify)

Goldberg Variation (Johann Sebastian Bach)

44m

Calming Classical (Spotify)

My fellow creatures (Carlos Cipa)

3.6m

Calming Classical (Spotify)

Poulenc: Cello Sonata (Francis Poulenc)

2.8m

Calming Classical (Spotify)

Losar (Joep Beving)

2.5m

 

 

Massages are a time of pure relaxation. I mean, you’re literally being made to relax through muscle stimulation, there’s almost no purer form of relaxation available, whether you’re using massage equipment or have a loved one give you a quick one. 

So far, we have found the above for the most relaxing song choices for massages. From our analysis, slower and more soothing music is chosen here to help enhance the massage experience, ranging from classical to solo piano songs. 

There is a wide range, thousands upon millions of songs to choose from when trying to relax after a stressful moment, and we wanted to provide you with some of the most popular songs chosen for each relaxation activity highlighted in this blog. The songs highlighted are considered one of the most liked songs on Spotify corresponding with each playlist 

Stress has a huge impact on our lives, making it harder to sleep and to bring our best to work. Taking the time to practice self-care and relaxation is more important now than it has ever been before. Our findings show the most popular songs on Spotify for relaxation, no matter what vibes you are looking for. Are there any surprises in there or discoveries for you?

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