Soul, rock & blues singer Adele, singer songwriter Emeli Sandé and rock band Coldplay are helping send Britons to the land of nod, according to findings from a new kip report out today.

The sleep study conducted by Travelodge surveyed 2,500 adults to investigate which musicians Britons are tuning into at bedtime to help aid a restful night’s sleep

The 2013 kip charts revealed multi award winner, MBE holder and self taught singer & songwriter Adele is the nation’s favourite ‘Snoozician’ for the second consecutive year. Adele’s award winning songs such as ‘Chasing Pavements’, ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Someone Like You’ are amongst Britons favourite bedtime tunes to help them to relax and nod off. Three of her songs make the top five singles to get to sleep to:

  1. Skyfall by Adele
  2. Someone Like You by Adele
  3. Beneath Your Beautiful by Emeli Sandé
  4. Chasing Pavements by Adele
  5. Fix You by Coldplay

Recording artist and songwriter Emeli Sandé has entered the kip charts for the first time in second position. Simon Cowell’s favourite songwriter is also Britons second favourite artist to fall asleep to. ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ and ‘Read All About It’ and are amongst the nation’s favourite bedtime tunes to fall asleep to.

The British band, Coldplay, have dropped in the kip charts this year, having held the number one position in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Last year the rock band won second place in the kip charts but this year the meditative melodies of Chris Martin are in third place for lulling Britons into slumber.

For the first time Austrian composer Wolfgang Mozart has gained a place in the top five rankings of the kip charts. This year the musician famous for creating a string of operas, concertos, symphonies and sonatas has won fourth place – his music helping modern British adults to fall asleep.

New entry into the charts, The Script, an Irish rock band, made famous by hits such as ’The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’ and ‘Breakeven’ have won fifth place in the 2013 Kip Charts.

Listed below are the 2013 ‘Snoozicians’ that help Britons fall asleep every night, and how they compare to last year.

Position 2013 

1 Adele (2012 Adele) 
2 Emeli Sandé (2012 Coldplay) 
3 Coldplay (2012 Snow Patrol) 
4 Mozart (2012 Barry White) 
5 The Script (2012 One Direction) 
6 Snow Patrol (2012 Michael Bublé) 
7 Michael Bublé (2012 Cliff Richard) 
8 Bruno Mars (2012 Frank Sinatra) 
9 Jessie J (2012 Take That)
10 Olly Murs (2012 Guns n Roses)

The sleep study also delved into the nation’s bedtime musical habits and key findings revealed that over three quarters (76%) of Britons listen to music in bed to help them relax and get a good night’s sleep and a quarter of adults (27%) stated they obtain a better quality of sleep when they have listened to music before drifting off to the land of nod.

More than one in ten (13%) of Britons claim they have nice dreams when they fall asleep listening to music and a quarter of adults (23%) reported that they have a ‘get to sleep’ playlist to help them fall asleep.


“The 2013 ‘Kip Charts’ have highlighted that Britons listen to different genres of music to lull them to sleep and its not just traditional soft melodic tunes. The secret is to find a piece of music that will help you to unwind.”