In a recent survey of musical preferences, the song that was found to be the most relaxing in medical situations, such as dentist appointments, is “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey.
Tebra, a digital healthcare platform, conducted research through surveys and Spotify analysis to explore the connection between music and patient emotions when in the waiting room.
Following the hit from Journey, “I’m Like a Bird” by Nelly Furtado and “Africa” by TOTO were the next most calming tracks in a waiting room.
Some other key takeaways include:
- Rock is the most common genre to appear on waiting room playlists.
- Metal is the genre people want to hear the least in waiting rooms.
- Classical music is the most calming genre to listen to while waiting.