Great music adds an extra layer of satisfaction to any activity, and holidays are no exception.
Scientists have discovered that music affects our brains in ways that no other phenomena can, and it does something particularly special when it comes to making memories. Neuroscientists have found that memories of music serve as soundtracks to mental movies that play in our brains, helping to cement things we don't want to forget. This hasn't only paved the way for greater understanding of the human brain in science, but it's also a great excuse to listen to music more often!
To celebrate this we've picked fifty top tracks across seven different decades, from the 1950s through to today, to help make everyone's summer this year just a little more memorable.
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