Via IrishPost.com. When our kids were little, we had a recording of Beatles lullabies that we would use to try to knock the little darlings out. If I was laying in bed with them, it would hit me like a tranquilizer dart. But those songs were re-recorded to put you into La-La Land. Science has now named the perfect original song to put your kids to sleep.
According to researchers at the Music & Science Lab at Durham University:
“The function of a lullaby is to soothe a baby and put them to sleep, so common features we would expect to see in lullabies would be, a slow(ish) tempo, relatively quiet dynamics, simple rhythm pattern - potentially one that imitates a rocking movement - a simple melody that’s easier to memorize and easier to sing, predictability achieved by repetitive phrases and verses, and a high pitch due to the connotations that mothers/females usually sing lullabies.”
The study concluded that U2's chart topping song from 1992, "One," contains all the properties of the “perfect lullaby”. It's an interesting pick since The Edge has described the song as a "bitter, twisted, vitriolic conversation between two people who've been through some nasty, heavy stuff".
Listen to Bono. You're getting sleepy...sleepy....sleepy...slee...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...