It’s official: listening to music makes you work better. A new survey has found that 88 percent of participants scored their best test results and 81 percent produced their fastest work when blasting out bangers in the background. Dr David Lewis, a neuropsychologist who heads up the company that conducted the survey, told the Daily Telegraph: “The take-home message is that music is a very powerful management tool if you want to increase not only the efficiency of your workforce but also their mental state, their emotional state – they’re going to become more positive about the work.”
The survey also got pretty specific, testing participants while listening to four different genres of music: classical, pop, ambient and dance. Perhaps surprisingly, it was found that dance music actually gives your productivity the biggest boost. Maybe all those pounding beats make your brain work faster or something? Anyway, to help you make the most of your day in the office or smash through your revision, NME has compiled a playlist of massive dance bangers to work to. Don’t thank us when you finish a little bit earlier today or smash your revision – thank Calvin Harris, Robyn, Major Lazer, Disclosure, Rihanna, Skrillex and Todd Terje.