Today’s tunes are more depressing, says experts Picture: Pexel
It's all too easy for the kids’ music to put you in a bad mood when it’s played at full volume.

However, there may be another reason it’s getting to you - today’s tunes are more depressing.

A study found that music from 2015 is about 20% more unhappy than it was in 1985. Upbeat pop from the likes of Duran Duran has given way to the heavyweight ballads of people like Adele and Ed Sheeran.

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine, analysed more than half a million songs released in the UK over 30 years. They found songs are less happy and “bright” than they used to be, based on a mathematical formula judging pace, rhythm, and major or minor key.

The study, published in journal Royal Society Open Science, did not look at lyrics, only music. 

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