We asked readers to name their ultimate goosebump moment, that sliver in a song – a key change, drum solo, scream or howl – that gives you the shivers. The science behind chills in music is fascinating. “Frisson” as it is officially called, is caused by a flood of dopamine in the brain, in turn caused by the emotional effect of a certain moment in a song.
We worked out the Ultimate Goosebump Moment in a song by looking at over 1,000 responses – a bit in Foals’ Spanish Sahara – but there has been so much discussion about Radiohead moments that we figured a stand-alone piece was in order. Also, they beat Muse and Pink Floyd to the top spot of the most suggestions for one band. So, which moment in a Radiohead song makes you shiver and prickle? Let us know in the thread below and here are the top ten moments already suggested.
Note: to make things easier for you, the YouTube clips kick in at the exact ‘goosebump moment’.