I don’t know about you, but sometimes sleep can be elusive.  Whether it’s struggling to fall asleep or waking up throughout the night, many of us struggle with sleep issues.  Some people need the perfect conditions.  That can include airflow, silence, or some sort of noise.  And if you’re looking for music to help you sleep, you can thank for doing some research on the best pop songs to help you sleep!

Think about it, many parents sing lullabies to help their babies fall asleep.  So what is it about those lullabies that help? used science to look at the elements of lullabies- like rhythm, tempo, tone, and more.  Certain elements about songs can definitely help you fall asleep by calming the nervous system, slowing your breathing and heart rate, and lowering your blood pressure!

To start their research, built a list of the most popular lullabies. Then they used a sleep song scale to measure the average value of 10 audio features.

These audio features are:

  • Acousticness
  • Danceability
  • Energy
  • Instrumentalness
  • Loudness
  • Mode
  • Speechiness
  • Tempo
  • Time Signature
  • Valence

They then took these features to produce a 0 to 100 scale, that they then applied to popular songs.

When it comes to pop music, Billie Eilish seems to be the most sleep-inducing artist… not sure if that’s a good or bad thing!

Here are the Top 10 Best Pop Songs To Help You Sleep

  • 10. Tate McRae - "You Broke Me First"

    This one got a sleep score of 79.2.

  • 9. Billie Eilish - "Idontwannabeeyouanymore"

    The sleep score for this one is 79.4.

  • 8. Harry Styles - "Falling"

    This one has a 80.5 sleep score.

  • 7. John Legend - "All of Me"

    The sleep score for this one is 80.6.

  • 6. XXXTENTACION - "Changes"

    The score for this one is 81.

  • 5. XXXTENTACION - "The Remedy For A Broken Heart (Why Am I So In Love)"

    This XXXTENTACION song is slightly higher than his other with an 81.4 sleep score.

  • 4. Olivia Rodrigo - "Favorite Crime"

    This song tied with XXXTentacion with a score of 81.4.

  • 3. Maroon 5 - "Memories"

    The sleep score on this one is 82.4.

  • 2. Billie Eilish - "When The Party's Over"

    Again, Billie Eilish makes the list at number 2, with a sleep score on this one at 82.9.

  • 1. Billie Eilish - "i love you"

    And this one jumps a bit on sleep score with an 87.6- this one ranked high on “acousticness.”

Sign me up for the HD 98.3 email newsletter!

Don't miss out on the fun! Join HD Nation today and get the latest news on your favorite artists, plus be one of the first to know about upcoming concerts, events, giveaways, and more!

By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.