“Healing powers”

This story hit my feed with the headline “Queen hit song ‘has healing powers’”. What it actually says is that people like to listen to Bohemian Rhapsody when they’re sick.

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is a good song for people to listen to if they feel unwell or down, a poll suggests.

A ComRes survey for BBC local radio for Faith in the World Week, which is exploring the healing power of music, offered 1,000 people 10 choices.

So it’s not even like they were testing specific songs. They just did a survey, and found the most popular song in their list.

Dancing Queen by Abba came second, with Happy by Pharrell Williams in joint third with “classical music” generally.

“Generally.”

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