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The World's Favourite Shower Songs

We've analysed thousands of playlists to discover the world’s best songs to sing in the shower

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Thursday 10th December 2020

It’s been said that the shower is the best place to belt out a song or two and that’s because there really is nowhere else that matches your bathroom for acoustics.

Science has proven that singing in the shower is fun for a reason and that’s because your voice always sounds markedly better, thanks to the smooth surfaces that your notes can bounce off.

This singing phenomenon has spread far and wide, with thousands of Spotify users creating playlists dedicated solely to a soapy singing session. Mira showers has analysed thousands of user-created playlists to discover the world’s most favourite songs to sing whilst showering.

The world’s favourite songs to sing in the shower

If you’ve ever been tempted to bash out a rendition of Vanessa Carlton’s ‘A Thousand Miles’ in the shower, you’re definitely not the only one. The track ranks in seventh place as one of the most popular shower songs. Our top ten list will definitely get you in the mood for singing, with Wham! and Earth Wind & Fire both ranking in the top 5.

We analysed 1000 matching playlists with a total of 102219 tracks to find out the world’s top chosen songs to sing in the shower:

1. Hey, Soul Sister - Train

2. September - Earth, Wind & Fire

3. Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!

4. Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes

5. Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners

6. Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's 

7. A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton

8. She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5

9. Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees 

10. Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee 

The world’s favourite famous duets to sing along to 

As our dual showers are now available across our mixer, electric and digital ranges we also analysed 23 matching playlists with almost 1.5K tracks to determine the top famous duets to sing along to in the shower:

1. Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee

2. Just Give Me A Reason - P!nk & Nate Ruess

3. Perfect Duet - Ed Sheeran & Beyonce

4. Shallow - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

5. Endless Love - Diana Ross & Lionel Richie

6. Lucky - Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

7. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammie Terrell

8. How Do You Keep The Music Playing - James Ingram & Patti Austin

9. Beauty and the Beast - from the Soundtrack "Beauty and the Beast" - Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson

10. Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes 

Methodology

Mira Showers used a Spotify API on 02.12.20 to find:

  • All 180 playlists under the keyword ‘Christmas shower’, with a total of 7,520 tracks among them
  • All 1000 playlists under the keyword ‘songs to sing in the shower’, with a total of 102219 tracks among them
  • All 23 matching playlists under the keyword 'famous duets' with a total of 1489 tracks among them

The top 10 songs are determined by how many playlists each track features in. In the event where different edits (i.e. radio edits or remastered tracks) of the same song by the same artist appeared more than once, the best-ranking version has been included in the final list and the others have been omitted.