A study from an e-bike subscription platform, Whizz, shows that The Weeknd has one of the most listened-to songs when people go cycling. The record in question is the singer’s 2020 song, “Blinding Lights.” According to the findings, “Blinding Lights” is constantly on repeat because of its “high-energy beat perfectly matching the cycling rhythm.”
Mike Peregudov, co-founder and CEO of Whizz, commented: “It’s really no wonder that cyclists’ favorite tracks all feature the same fast pace. For many riders, the right tunes can be as crucial to setting a new personal record or getting through a tiring day of delivery work as much as the shoes they wear or the food they eat.”
He continues: “Seriously, the psychological effect of music can distract from pain and fatigue, elevate our mood, and increase endurance — and the higher the tempo, the better the results. Past studies have shown that songs with a high BPM lead to a higher heart rate when compared to no music or slower tracks. This is because our bodies have a way of synchronizing with the song we’re listening to, so upbeat music is naturally among the best motivators on a long ride.”
With fall approaching, people have sought to make the most of the chiller season. According to Google, “cycling playlist” searches have skyrocketed by 397%.
The second most streamed song is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘s “Can’t Hold Us.” Meanwhile, Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa‘s hit “One Kiss” takes the third slot. Eminem‘s “‘Til I Collapse,” on the other hand, has secured the fifth spot on the chart. Lastly, Ed Sheeran‘s “Bad Habit” ranks in seventh place.