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Revealed: Spotify’s top 10 shower songs

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 11 months ago 6 min read

If you love singing in the shower, you’re not alone. We reveal the UK’s favourite shower songs according to Spotify, and show you an easier way to stream music in the bathroom.

If you’d like to skip to a relevant section, simply click on the links below:

  1. Why do we sing in the shower?
  2. Singing in the shower just got easier
  3. The most popular shower songs according to Spotify
  4. Shop showers


Why do we sing in the shower?

From the most majestic Mezzo-soprano to the tone-deaf warbler, we all enjoy singing in the shower (or the bathtub) once in a while.

And, while we may think this is a modern invention, the truth is somewhat different. As far back as the 14th century, Ibn Khaldun, the Arab historian, in Chapter 1 of his book "Muqaddimah" writes:

“Likewise, when those who enjoy a hot bath inhale the air of the bath, so that the heat of the air enters their spirits and makes them hot, they are found to experience joy. It often happens that they start singing, as singing has its origin in gladness.”

Back in the present day, there are many reasons why the bathroom is the perfect place in which to exercise our vocal chords.

Acoustic properties

First off, the bathroom, with its tiled walls, hard surfaces and lack of soft furnishings, provides the perfect acoustic properties for a good sing-along. The sound of your voice will reverberate and echo, making it sound richer and more resonant, enhancing the overall experience.

Privacy

Bathrooms give us a private place in which to unwind, relax and, I dare say, let go a little. With the door shut firmly and no one there to judge you, why shouldn’t you belt out a tune or two?

Stress relief

As we’ve already touched upon, singing has been shown to have various psychological benefits, releasing those feel-good endorphins and generally reducing stress levels. And what better place can you find to unwind and relax than the bathroom?

Sheer enjoyment

Singing is simply a joyful activity for many of us. It allows us to connect with the music, express emotions (think upbeat tempos for happy moods and deep, slow, soulful songs for melancholic moments) and experience a sense of personal satisfaction. If you want to experiment or improvise, who’s to stop you?

For all these reasons (and many more), singing in the shower is a fun activity. However, if you find your singing gets drowned out by the torrent of water cascading from your shower, we may just have the perfect solution for you...


Singing in the shower just got easier

To help you sing along to your favourite songs, we’re delighted to stock the Mode Stream Bluetooth speaker shower head.

This ingenious shower head allows you to play your morning playlist from your mobile or tablet and transmits via Bluetooth direct to the speaker. By placing your speaker in the shower with you, you can be sure your favourite song won’t be drowned out by the roar of the water, and you can sing to your heart's content. The speaker itself is detachable and portable, so if you want, you can use it all around your house.

Mode Stream Bluetooth speaker shower head

This Bluetooth shower head is manufactured from ABS for a lightweight construction and comes finished with hand-polished chrome for a sparkling appearance, plus silicone nozzles make cleaning easy. The speaker runs on a waterproofed lithium battery which can be charged via a USB cable (just make sure the speaker is detached and dried before charging).

See how easy it is to use in our short video below:


The most popular shower songs according to Spotify

So, what is the UK’s favourite song to sing in the shower? Well, we undertook a bit of research of our own to find this out. Using an analysis tool called The Playlist Miner, we discovered which songs appeared on the most Spotify playlists with the word “shower” in the title. With 997 relevant playlists resulting in just over 222,000 tracks, we can finally reveal the top 10 shower songs.

The 10 most popular shower songs according to Spotify

Here are 10 things we discovered about the 10 most popular shower songs:

  1. “Boy’s a Liar Part II” by PinkPanthress boasts the most appearances by some distance, featuring 72 times. This popular track was only released in 2022 and already has over 395 million streams on Spotify.

  2. Hozier’s smash hit from 2013 “Take Me To Church” ranks next, having been streamed over 2 billion times and appearing 55 times on shower-related playlists.

  3. Another relatively new hit places 3rd with David Kushner’s “Daylight” making an impressive 54 appearances despite only being released in April 2023.

  4. The Arctic Monkeys' “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High” comes fourth and was the first of 3 songs from the Sheffield band to place in the top 50. “I Wanna Be Yours” and “Do I Wanna Know” place 16th and 20th respectively meaning they were the artist who had the most appearances in the top 50 with 3 tracks.

  5. The Weeknd (who recently changed his name on social media to his birth name, Abel Tesfaye) also has 3 songs in the top 50, with “The Hills” being his highest entry in 21st place, clocking up 40 appearances. “Die For You” (33rd) and “Starboy” (39th) are his other tracks to place in the top 50.

  6. Only 3 other artists appeared more than once with Coldplay, The Neighbourhood and Dave all having two songs feature.

  7. Out of these 3, Coldplay are the only act to break the top 10 with their first and arguably biggest hit “Yellow” placing in 8th, chalking up 49 appearances on shower-related playlists and over 1.6 billion streams on Spotify. 2008’s Viva La Vida is the band's other entry in 40th place and has had a similarly impressive number of streams with just over 1.4 billion.

  8. The Neighbourhood’s highest entry is “Daddy Issues” in 23rd place, followed by “Sweater Weather” in 43rd.

  9. Dave’s “Location” ranks just inside the top 25 and “Starlight”, came in at No 50.

  1. British artists feature 6 times in the top 10, followed by American (3) and Irish (1).

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Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Inspiration | 11 months ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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