Music streaming service Spotify has teamed up with cognitive psychology and neuroscience expert Jacob Jolij from the University of Groningen to discover the top emotion-inducing tracks.
"Music can have powerful effects on our emotions: from making us happy, to enabling the ability to overcome fear, certain music can trigger emotions and hormones that directly affect our moods," Jolij explained.
"Furthermore some research suggests that the major key unconsciously reminds you of a falling pitch - a feature which in both human and animal vocalisations asserts dominance and confidence."
OneRepublic's 'I Need' has been linked to sadness because it is "slower and in a minor key", while Coldplay's 'Magic' has been named the perfect song to overcome fear.
"Music that can help you to overcome fear needs to be slow, relaxing, but have major chords to evoke positive feelings and lyrics that deal with your negative thoughts, such as Coldplay's 'Magic'," Jolij said.