Rock Candy

Having a hard time sleeping but can’t stand the sound of silence? (And no, we don’t mean the Simon & Garfunkel classic.) Perhaps you should create a playlist with these 10 classic rock songs that have been scientifically proven to induce sleep.

The folks over at Mornings.co.uk — a website that reviews the best mattresses, pillows and beds suited for quality sleep — created a study to determine which songs best emulate some of the most popular lullabies.

How did they do this? Per the Mornings’ study, “We analyzed 100 lullabies on Spotify using 10 audio features such as tempo and scale (major or minor). And then we compared our results to a curated list of 1,721 songs, including Spotify’s most streamed and essential tunes from a range of genres.”

So, which classic rock songs most resemble the features found in the most popular lullabies? Scroll below to see the top ten, while the entire study with additional song breakdowns can be found here.

  • 10. John Lennon - 'Imagine'

  • 9. Eagles - 'Desperado'

  • 8. The Police - 'Every Breath You Take'

  • 7. Lou Reed - 'Walk On the Wild Side'

  • 6. Jackson Browne - 'The Load Out'

  • 5. Pink Floyd - 'Wish You Were Here'

  • 4. The Beatles - 'Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight'

  • 3. Elton John - 'Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters'

  • 2. Led Zeppelin - 'Going to California'

  • 1. Elton John - 'Your Song'