Adele's 'Someone Like You' the best song for nervous flyers, study finds

Slow songs like Adele's Someone Like You are the best for calming nerves, research from Spotify has found.

According to the research, which was carried out by anxiety psychologist Dr Becky Spelman, is the perfect tune to listen to for people who have a fear of flying because of its tempo of 67 beats per minute and harmonies.

According to Dr Spelman, breathing in time to music with a low bpm at a controlled and reduced pace reduces the heart rate and blood pressure which in turn reduces anxiety. Another method is apparently to listen to tracks which stimulate both sides of the brain, which induces Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), which cals and relaxes the body. Music which is "harmonious" and "emotive" is said to achieve this.

The Top 10 tracks to help people with a fear of flying, according to Spotify, are:

Someone Like You – Adele
Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) – Enya
Piano on The Beach - Liborio Conti
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467 - Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Pure Shores - All Saints
Buffalo Soldier - Bob Marley
Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Paradise - Coldplay
As I Lay Me Down - Sophie B. Hawkins
Inside Out - Britney Spears
Ignition - R Kelly