(LONDON) — Adele’s music is heartbreaking and beautiful…but also, apparently, sleep-inducing. That’s according to a new survey by British budget hotel chain Travelodge, which found that the Grammy-winning singer’s songs are the U.K.’s favorite choice at bedtime, because they help people relax and drift off to sleep.
Coming in second on the bedtime tunes survey of 2,000 adults was the music of Coldplay, followed in third place by that of Snow Patrol, best known for their Grey’s Anatomy ballad “Chasing Cars.” Soul legend Barry White came in fourth, but perhaps that’s because his music gets people in the mood for doing other things in bed besides sleeping.
Other artists on the list include boy band One Direction, whose peppy singles don’t seem very relaxing at all; Michael Buble; Frank Sinatra and, most baffling, Guns ‘n Roses. Trying to drift off to dreamland while listening to the guitar solo in “Sweet Child O’ Mine” doesn’t seem very relaxing at all.
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Sara Stewart, CNN
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