Do you listen to music while you’re working? While you’re designing D&D adventures, worlds or characters? What about Christmas songs?
Workamajig has shared some quirky research. The project management company starts of by drawing attention to a scientific study from Spotify and Dr Emma Gray of The British CBT and Counseling Service in London. The research reveals that songs with beats per minute (BPMs) ranging from 50 to 80 are ideal for productivity, assisting you in becoming relaxed and alert and boosting concentration.
To cover a wide selection of well-known holiday music, Workamajig analysed the list of the most played holiday music according to Slingo and Spotify’s Christmas Classics playlist.
The result is two charts; the best holiday songs for productivity and the most distracting. A whole new set of tabletop RPG design challenges! Here’s a new challenge: designing a Warlock with Christmas carols playing in the background.
Best Christmas Songs for Productivity
|1||Carol of the Bells||Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych||47|
|2||Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree||Brenda Lee||67|
|3||Silver Bells||Bing Crosby||71|
|4||Happy Holiday / The Holiday Season||Andy Williams||74|
|5||O Christmas Tree||Tony Bennett||74|
|6||Christmas Time Is Here||Vince Guaraldi Trio||75|
|7||The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)||Nat King Cole||79|
|8||The Christmas Waltz – Remastered 1999||Frank Sinatra||80|
|9||The First Noël||Andy Williams||81|
|10||Linus And Lucy||Vince Guaraldi Trio||81|
Here’s the thing… I can imagine someone writing an adventure to Carol of the Bells!
Most Distracting Christmas Songs
|1||Mele Kalikimaka – Single Version||Bing Crosby||208|
|2||The Happiest Christmas Tree||Nat King Cole||206|
|3||It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year||Andy Williams||202|
|4||Santa Tell Me||Ariana Grande||192|
|5||Caroling, Caroling||Nat King Cole||185|
|6||Christmas Dream||Perry Como||184|
|7||Please Come Home for Christmas – 2013 Remaster||The Eagles||183|
|8||Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas||Judy Garland||181|
|9||Jingle Bells – Remastered 1999||Frank Sinatra||175|
|10||Adeste Fideles||Bing Crosby||165|
I can’t say I’ve written or designed much in the way of RPG material to holiday music, but I’m confident I’ve done so to any of the above. Have you?
I know it’s a spot of content marketing, but I imagine Workamjig has some skin in the game as they are a project management solution, and, golly, is that an area many GMs find themselves in!
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