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What music makes you feel better when you are in pain? If you think you would feel better by just listening to something a bit more relaxing, you might be right. According to findings publish by PLOS ONE, there seems to be some truth to the idea that music can definitely help!

The new study has found that music can help relieve pain . . . but not in the way you’d expect.  It has nothing to do with the songs themselves . . . but more the tempo, the lyrics, or even adrenaline or dopamine. It’s the CONTROL you have over the playlist.  (???)

They conducted an experiment where they had people who were suffering from “everyday acute pain” listen to music . . . some were asked for input on what they would like to hear, how “complex” of a song . . . others were NOT asked. The people who got to choose and felt like they had control over what they listened to reported feeling stronger pain relief than the other group . . . even though they were ALL given the same song.

In the end, the researcher shows that both the music you choose and how often you listen it really can indeed  music choice and engagement are essential to optimizing the pain-relieving benefits of music.

One genre that came to mind on The Mike & Carla Morning Show was the emerging  list of songs related to “yacht rock”! They now have “yacht rock” cruises, bars feature special “yacht rock” nights, and “yacht rock” karaoke nights are popping up everywhere!

The M&C Morning Show opened up the phone and text lines to actually find out what song you listen to when trying to ease the pain and quite a few “yacht rock” titles came up. Listen to the segment from this morning and, who knows, maybe “that” song might come to mind you listen to when you’re looking for pain relief!

30 Rock/Pop Music Videos with Over 1 Billion Views on YouTube

Since MTV doesn’t really show music videos anymore, YouTube is the place for those who want to watch music videos to their heart’s content.

Some music videos — both classic and recently released — have caught on more than others and have racked up 1 billion views and more.

For your viewing pleasure, here are 30 rock/pop music videos with at least 1 billion views on YouTube.

(Note: View numbers listed are as of October 12, 2022.)

  • Audioslave - 'Like a Stone' (1 billion views)

  • Evanescence - 'Bring Me To Life' (1.09 billion views)

  • Cyndi Lauper - 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' (1.10 billion views)

  • Metallica - 'Nothing Else Matters' (1.17 billion views)

  • Whitney Houston - 'I Will Always Love You' (1.30 billion views)

  • AC/DC - 'Thunderstruck' (1.17 billion views)

  • Rick Astley - 'Never Gonna Give You Up' (1.29 billion views)

  • Bon Jovi - 'It's My Life' (1.17 billion views)

  • The Cranberries - 'Zombie' (1.27 billion views)

  • a-ha - 'Take On Me' (1.53 billion views)

  • Guns N' Roses - 'November Rain' (1.94 billion views)

  • Nirvana - 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' (1.55 billion views)

  • Queen - 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (1.53 billion views)

  • Linkin Park - 'In The End' (1.43 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'Paradise' (1.62 billion views)

  • Imagine Dragons - 'Radioactive' (1.40 billion views)

  • 4 Non Blondes - 'What's Up' (1.40 billion views)

  • twenty one pilots - 'Heathens' (1.92 billion views)

  • Guns N' Roses - 'Sweet Child O' Mine' (1.43 billion views)

  • Linkin Park - 'Numb' (1.86 billion views)

  • Imagine Dragons - 'Believer' (2.30 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'Hymn For the Weekend' (1.76 billion views)

  • Imagine Dragons - 'Thunder' (1.88 billion views)

  • Europe - 'The Final Countdown' (1.04 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'The Scientist' (1.05 billion views)

  • Michael Jackson - 'Billie Jean' (1.24 billion views)

  • System of a Down - 'Chop Suey!' (1.20 billion views)

  • twenty one pilots - 'Ride' (1.31 billion views)

  • Coldplay - 'Adventure of a Lifetime' (1.35 billion views)

  • twenty one pilots - 'Stressed Out' (2.57 billion views)