Dr Harry Witchel is an expert in physiology and music and was asked by Nokia UK to conduct a study to find the saddest song ever. He analyzed people’s physical reactions to certain songs and came up with a short list. He measured their “tune trigger quotient” measuring heart rate, respiratory response and skin temperature to find the saddest, happiest and most exhilarating tracks.
The happiest songs were LDN by Lily Allen, Dancing Queen by Abba and Shiny Happy People by REM.
The saddest song ever was The Drugs Don’t Work by The Verve.
Dr. Harry said, “Music is undeniably powerful at triggering different emotional states. Changes in tempo and frequencies induce profoundly different emotional states.”
Personally, any song by Parasite Hilton is the saddest. Her slutwhore voice makes me want to scoop out my genitals with a rusty spoon.