Study names ‘Stranger Things’ most popular Netflix soundtrack, while Will Smith gives the most motivational speech

  • The hit sci-fi show has an impressive lead over the second runner up, ‘13 Reasons Why’
  • Sports movies like ‘Coach Carter’ and ‘Friday Night Lights’ make the list of most inspiring speeches
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Sure, we usually watch movies and TV shows for their storylines, great characters, or sometimes, over-the-top drama. But that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the music and inspirational messages! One study has determined the most popular show soundtrack on Netflix, while another reveals the most motivational movie speeches with help from YouTube.

Let’s take a look.

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Netflix is known for its binge-worthy series, but which show has the most popular soundtrack?

A recent study by online marketplace surveyed 3,467 series devotees to find the top 10 series on Netflix - both original and licensed content - with the best music.

From those results, analysts selected the top 10 shows and searched Spotify for the most followed playlist of each one. then divided the total number of streams of each song in each series’ playlist by the number of songs to get an average of the streams of each track and determine the most popular soundtrack.

The findings?

Stranger Things took first place with 87,022,122 average streams per song. 13 Reasons Why came in second with 59,825,286, followed by Black Mirror with 48,943,294.

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Movies that motivate

Meanwhile, PureGym hopes to inspire people to stick to their New Year’s resolutions with a new study that unveils the most motivational movie speeches.

“After what’s been an extremely difficult year that will certainly leave a hangover into 2021, many of us are going to be in need of a boost to try and kick start our goals,” said Stephen Rowe, chief marketing officer of PureGym, in a statement. “Many of these goals at this time of year are focused on improving health and well-being, and while a movie can’t solve everything, we hope that some of the scenes highlighted in our rankings can provide that hit of motivation to get going.”

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The health club chain researched famous motivational speeches and tallied up the likes vs. dislikes on all YouTube uploads of each scene. The scene with the highest ratio of positive reactions to negative reactions took the top spot. (Data is current as of December 2020.)

Taking first place is Will Smith telling his son, “If you want something, go get it,” in his “Dream” speech in The Pursuit of Happyness. It has 99.01 per cent positive reactions.

The Rocky franchise made an appearance on the list, ranking second with Sylvester Stallone’s “It ain’t about how hard you hit” speech in Rocky Balboa with 98.81 per cent.

Closely behind in third was the “Our Deepest Fear” speech from Coach Carter with 98.63 per cent.

Rounding out the top 10:

“The Death Crawl” in Facing the Giants, 98.38 per cent

“Get Busy Living” from The Shawshank Redemption, 98.05 per cent

“We are Special” from Gridiron Gang, 97.8 per cent

“Being Perfect” from Friday Night Lights, 97.52 per cent

“Inch by Inch” from Any Given Sunday, 97.5 per cent

“My Name is Maximus” from Gladiator, 97.49 per cent

“I See Pride” from Cool Runnings, 97.47 per cent

You can find more information about the study and see the full list of 20 movies here.

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