The mystery behind Coldplay and Snow Patrol’s popularity has been revealed.
According to a survey by hotel chain Travelodge the main reason the bland stadium rockers’ albums are being bought is that they send people to sleep.
The survey asked 6,000 people what music they listen to at bedtime to help them sleep. Coldplay came top, followed by Canadian singer Michael Buble (I remember when he was plain old Mickey Bubbles) and Snowpatrol.
Earnest festival headliners Radiohead also make the top ten, although the dreams some of their recent albums would induce does not bare thinking about.
A statement by Travelodge says: “ When it comes to choice of music, Britons voted soft rock band Coldplay for having the ‘Snooze Factor’ – with Chris Martin’s monotonous, meditative melodies claiming the number one position for lulling Britons into slumber.”
Here’s the full top ten.
- Michael Buble
- Snow Patrol
- Alicia Keys
- Jack Johnson
- Taylor Swift
- Barry White
- Leona Lewis