What Type of Music That Makes You Feel Most Powerful

Posted on August 16, 2014

Music has already been shown to have all kinds of effects on the mind, like making you happier, reducing pain and bringing people together.

Now a new study finds that music of the right kind can transform the listener's sense of power.

Dennis Hsu, who led the study, explains:

"When watching major sports events, my coauthors and I frequently noticed athletes with their earphones on while entering the stadium and in the locker room.

The ways these athletes immerse themselves in the music - some with their eyes steely shut and some gently nodded along to the beats - it seems as if the music is mentally preparing and toughening them up for the competition about to occur."

After testing 31 clips they found that songs rated the most powerful were:

1. Queen's "We Will Rock You"
2. 2 Unlimited's "Get Ready for This"

Click on the link below to find out the least powerful songs.

Source material from Psy Blog