More Than A Tenth Of Our Day Is Spent Listening To Music

Listening to music

The average adult in the UK listens to around 3,500 songs a year, according to Microsoft search engine Bing.

Recent research has shown that the average adult in the UK spends more than a tenth of their waking hours listening to music, spread across approximately 3,500 songs each year. 

For the younger generation (18-24) the figure almost doubles, adding up to over six thousand tracks in a year. 

Microsoft’s search engine Bing found London residents listen to the most music, totalling five thousand songs a year, followed by Newcastle and Belfast. 

With the festival season coming to a close, research also showed V Festival as the summer’s most searched-for festival, pulling in 17% more searches than Glastonbury. The data also showed that between the Reading and Leeds Festivals, Reading was searched for 57% more than Leeds Festival. 

Smooth Radio artist and legendary singer-songwriter Barry Gibb topped most online searches during Glastonbury, above Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters and Radiohead.

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Data: Bing