The 10 classical pieces that make you happy (according to the editorial staff of France Musique)

A neuroscientist at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands has scientifically demonstrated that certain songs make you happy and established a top 10. The editorial staff of France Musique offers you their selection …
You may have already seen this top 10 pass on the Internet with Don’t stop me now by Queen, Good vibrations by the Beach Boys or I will survive by Gloria Gaynor: scientifically proven, these songs make you happy.

Thanks to the work of a certain Jacob Jolij, a neuroscientist, it could be scientifically shown that one song makes you happier than another. To do this, all you need to do is meet three specific criteria: 150 beats per minute, the use of the middle finger, and upbeat lyrics. From these conditions, the researcher establishes a mathematical formula that makes it possible to validate whether the studied song makes people happy.

Sadly, no scientist in the editorial staff has been able to look at all the classic songs for a math top, but we’ve tried to put together ten pieces that can make your day better.


Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite – Russian Dance Trepak

Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1

The Rag Doll Walk from the Children’s Corner by Claude Debussy

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And resurrexit of the Mass in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach

Overture of the Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The night of the tropics from the romantic symphony of Louis Moreau Gottschalk

The Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato by Georg Friedrich Handel

The verse of kings from La Belle Hélène by Jacques Offenbach

The Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi

The Aviary of the Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns

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