Going for positivity – it’s music to your ears

Lockdown seems to be affecting the music we listen to. New analysis by Spotify suggests happier songs are becoming more popular on everyone’s playlists. Spotify uses an algorithm to score the positively of a song on a rising scale from 0 to 1.

So, what should be top of people’s list? Here’s a top ten of positively (not our top 10!). All these tracks have reached Spotify’s weekly top 200 since March 2020. We have left out the Christmas songs!

Earth Wind & Fire, September 0.98

Foster the People, Pumped Up Kicks 0.97

Niall Horan, No Judgement 0.96

Clean Bandit and Mabel, Tick Tock 0.95

Gerry Cinnamon, Sometimes 0.96

Jonus Brother, Sucker 0.95

Ed Sheeran, Shape of You 0.93

Toploader, Dancing in the Moonlight 0.87

Whitney Houston, I Wanna Dance With Somebody 0.87

Kenny Roger, The Gambler 0.87

Our only concern is Foster the People’s track is actually about a school shooting! Not sure how ‘happy’ that is…