The Beat of Blue January – The artists whose songs make us feel the happiest and saddest revealed

· Mecca Bingo has revealed the artists whose songs make their listeners the happiest

· Songs by The Beatles have been found to make their listeners feel the happiest

· Songs by Jake Bugg and Noel Gallagher have been found to make their listeners feel the saddest according to a new report by Mecca Bingo

As the post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights and a longer wait until payday cast over the UK, it’s no wonder that January has long been known as the most depressing month of the year.

Monday, January 21 has been coined ‘Blue Monday’ as it’s claimed to be the single most depressing day of the year.

In order to battle these January blues, Mecca bingo has conducted a study revealing which artists the UK should be listening to in order to beat the blues.

The study was conducted by asking 2,000 UK music fans to rate the top-selling artists between 2013-2017 on how happy their music made them feel.

The top 10 artists with the happiest music revealed

No 1. The Beatles

The iconic Liverpudlian band formed in 1960 with members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

The Beatles have sold over 600 million records worldwide to date.

No 2. Elton John

With over 300 million records sold worldwide, sell-out tours and even an upcoming film based on his life, Elton John has cemented himself as a legendary performer and artist globally.

No 3. David Bowie

Originating from Brixton, London, David Bowie was known for his innovative songs and work, which resulted in a staggering 140 million records sold.

Classic songs performed by Bowie, such as Starman, Life on Mars and Heroes, changed the landscape of music and inspired a generation of musicians.

No 4. Elvis Presley

Known as ‘The King of Rock and Roll’ Elvis Presley is regarded as one of the most iconic and influential icons of the 20th century.

Songs such as Hound Dog and Suspicious Minds saw Elvis sell a staggering 600 million records worldwide.

No 5. Ed Sheeran

Born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, Ed Sheeran stormed to success with his song The A Team and has since released hits such as Perfect and Shape of You.

No 6. Take That

Manchester-born Take That shot to success in the 90s with band members Robbie Williams, Jason Orange, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald.

After a split in 1996, the band reformed without Robbie Williams in 2006 and shot back into the charts with their song Patience.

No 7. Phil Collins

Known for classics such as In The Air Tonight and Against All Odds, Phil Collins was the drummer and singer of rock band Genesis, as well as being known as a solo artist.

No 8. Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond is an American singer-songwriter known for his songs Sweet Caroline and I Am… I Said.

Neil’s music has managed to sell over 100 million records worldwide and have landed him with 38 songs in the Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts.

No 9. George Michael

George Michael was a British singer, songwriter and record producer who originally rose to fame as a member of the music duo Wham! Michael achieved seven number one singles and eight number one songs on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US as a solo artist.

No 10. Rod Stewart

Sir Rod Steward CBE is a British rock singer and songwriter. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having had six consecutive number one albums in the UK and having sold over 100 million records worldwide6.