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New data reveals the ultimate playlist for the best night’s sleep - Coldplay and Cigarettes After Sex top the list


  • New data analysing Spotify playlists has revealed the best songs to help you fall asleep. 

  • The research revealed artists such as Cigarettes After Sex, Coldplay, and Billie Eilish are popular choices to fall asleep to. 

  • One in three people across the UK struggle to fall asleep – an expert reveals how music could be the key to a better night’s sleep. 


A new study has revealed the most popular songs to fall asleep to, featuring popular artists such as Cigarettes After Sex, Coldplay, and Billie Eilish. 


The research conducted by bedroom furnishings experts Bed Kingdom used Spotify's Playlist Miner tool to determine the top featured songs and artists across just under 10,000 playlists. The search used keywords such as 'sleep,' 'bedtime," and 'tired' - revealing the ultimate bedtime playlist.  


1. Apocalypse - Cigarettes After Sex 

Securing the number one position is Cigarettes After Sex with their popular track 'Apocalypse,' which appeared an impressive 623 times across the sleep-themed playlists.  


The ethereal and calming ambience of the song has made it a go-to choice for those seeking a wistful song before bedtime. 


The song rose to popularity in 2022 following its popularity on TikTok and now has over 1 billion Spotify streams, where many are using its calming tones to get a good night's sleep.  


2. Sparks - Coldplay 

Coldplay is clearly a popular choice when creating a calming and sleepy atmosphere, as they appeared six times across the full ranking. However, their melodic song 'Sparks' ranked as the second sleepiest song.  


The song creates a comforting and calming vibe for listeners and has proven a popular choice for those seeking a soothing atmosphere to ease into sleep.  


Additionally, 'Yellow, ' ' The Scientist, ' 'Fix You, ' 'A Sky Full of Stars, ' and 'Sparks' all appeared among the top sleepiest songs – so be sure to add these classic relaxing tunes to any bedtime playlists.  


3. Je te laisserai des mots - Patrick Watson 

Enjoy the comforting feeling of a note from a loved one with Patrick Watson's 'Je te laisserai des mots,' a heartfelt melody that takes the third spot on the curated bedtime playlist. This song appeared 472 times, making it another popular choice. The melodic piano tune mixed with beautiful French lyrics makes it the perfect song to fall asleep to.    


4. The Night We Met - Lord Huron 

Lord Huron's, 'The Night We Met,' was featured 460 times across the playlist data. The song creates a bittersweet ambience with its calming vocals and emotional depth - making it the perfect choice for those seeking a sleep-inducing lullaby. 


5. My Love Mine All Mine - Mitski 

Mitski's ‘My Love Mine All Mine’ secures the fifth position with 379 appearances. The viral TikTok sound brings listeners a feeling of relaxed melancholy. 


6. Fourth of July - Sufjan Stevens 

Sufjan Stevens' folk track 'Fourth of July,' takes the sixth spot, offering a feeling of richness with its layered sound. Appearing 371 times, this song creates a cinematic and emotional experience for its listeners.  


7. Romantic Homicide - d4vd 

d4vd's ‘Romantic Homicide’ offers a more alternative, indie sound to sleep to, securing the seventh position, with 365 appearances. This experimental track feels hypnotic with its blend of beats and ambient textures – it is sure to have you snoozing in no time.   


8. i was all over her - Salvia Palth 

Salvia Palth's intimate lo-fi track ‘i was all over her’ claims the eighth spot, with 348 appearances. This raw and unfiltered track creates a warm and nostalgic feeling, making it another great choice fall asleep to.  


9. Sunsetz - Cigarettes After Sex 

Cigarettes After Sex returns with ‘Sunsetz,’ securing the ninth spot. This dreamy track, featured 345 times, creates a serene atmosphere, perfect for winding down and preparing for night-time. 


10. rises the moon - Liana Flores 

Liana Flores' 'rises the moon' rounds out the top 10, offering calming and introspective vibes. With 343 appearances, this reflective track will help listeners get a great night’ sleep. 


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