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Elton John World News: A Producer Looks at The Power of Music

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Wednesday 1 February 2012 @ 15:47 - GMT

The Telegraph has reported on the results on a new poll revealing 84 percent of males aged between 18 and 24 have become tearful to music. But in the 55 plus age group, the figure dropped to 74%.

The study also asked people where they were most likely to cry to a sad song.

Most broke down at home, but another emotional trigger was music played at weddings, with four in ten females admitting they had sobbed.

For men, music at nuptials proved less emotional only 20 percent said they had shed a tear when a song was played as friends or family tied the knot.

It seems some melodies on the car radio can reduce many to tears, with 23 percent of men and 33 percent of ladies admitting to crying behind the wheel.

I was really interested in finding out a bit more about the power of music and how it affects us all, said theatrical producer David King, who conducted the survey.

To be honest I wasnt one bit surprised that men have such a strong reaction to music.

I have been in and around music all my life and I know just what a powerful effect it can have on people.

Below are the Top 20 Saddest Songs, as voted in the poll, which includes Candle in the Wind.

1. Everybody Hurts REM

2. Candle in the Wind Elton

3. The Living Years Mike and the Mechanics

4. I will Always Love You Whitney Houston

5. Nothing Compares to You Prince/Sinead OConnor

6. Hallelujah Leonard Cohen/Alexandra Burke/Jeff Buckley

7. My Heart Will Go On Celine Dion

8. Fix You Coldplay

9. Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks

10. Without You Harry Nilsson