Do you listen to music while gardening? Well, if you do, it’s likely that at some point over the last year, you’ve listened to Fleetwood Mac’s song Dreams.
That’s according to new research from Miller Homes, who analysed the 116,021 songs added to 1,000 Spotify playlists with ‘gardening’ in the title, to reveal what the most popular sounds are for gardening this year.
Fleetwood Mac came out at the top the list, with Van Morrison’s Brown Eyed Girl following a close second, while the Paper Kites’ song Bloom in fourth place, was the only song released after the millennium to make the top 10.
Commenting on the research, and the benefits of listening to music while gardening, Marcus Eyles, Horticultural Director at Dobbies Garden Centres, said: “Summer is a busy time in the garden, with plenty to do but equally lots to enjoy as nature puts on its best sensory display of the year, filling your garden with colour and fragrance. Add a relaxing, uplifting playlist to soundtrack your gardening time, and altogether it’s a fantastic time to be outside! Just a short amount of time spent in the garden taking in your surroundings can help alleviate stress, helping you to feel happier, calmer and more energised.
“The warmer months provide ample opportunity to plant your own herbs and vegetables, which can be greatly satisfying – as well as good for you. It’s also a great time for some garden wildlife spotting, where you can do your bit to protect the environment.”
How many of the songs below have you hummed along to while pruning?
The top 10 songs for garden lovers:
1. Dreams, 2004 remastered – Fleetwood Mac
2. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
3. Mr. Blue Sky – Electric Sky Orchestra
4. Bloom – The Paper Kites
5. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
6. Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
7. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
8. Africa – TOTO
9. Wildflowers – Tom Petty
10. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
The top 10 artists who appeared most on gardening playlists:
1. Fleetwood Mac
2. Harry Styles
3. The Beatles
4. Van Morrison
5. Creedence Clearwater Revival
6. Neil Young
7. Tom Petty
8. Haley Heynderickx
10. Bill Withers
A Spotify playlist of all 30 songs can be found here.
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